Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Fisher & Phillips, LLPHR Services

Fisher & Phillips, LLP represents hundreds of independent schools nationwide in connection with employment and education matters. They regularly provide advice and counseling to both schools and school associations to help ensure that schools understand their legal obligations and are able to navigate the challenging legal landscape.
Member Schools will receive the following services from Fisher & Phillips LLP:
  1. Free phone advice on simple HR matters from F&P Partners Susan Guerette 610-230-2133 and Suzanne Bogdan 954-847-4705
  2.  Webinars and seminars (see PAISBOA calendar).
  3. Fisher & Phillips Portal: A library of forms and templates as well as job descriptions, policies and procedures, and more!
 Additional services that can be provided by Fisher & Phillips, LLP include the following:
  1. Preparation and review of handbooks (student and employee/faculty)

  • Preparation and review of contracts (enrollment and employment)

  • Wage-hour audits

  • Employment audits

  • Board governance training and advice

  • Executive contract drafting

  • Benefits advice

  • Full range of defense of employment claims, including representation of the institution before administrative agencies such as the EEOC or state commission and litigation in state and federal court.

Because Fisher & Phillips regularly works with independent and private schools, they know the issues that school administrators face each day.

Members click here to view PAISBOA Agreement with Fisher & Phillips.

Susan Guerette, Local Representative
Suzanne Bogdan, Regional Managing Partner
PRAESIDIUM, INC., Background Checks & Training
Praesidium has developed a multi- tiered offering tailored specifically for PAISBOA members. Services include, but are not limited to:
  • Armatus® Online Abuse Prevention Training
  • Discounted Criminal Background and Education Verification Checks
  • Policy Development- Sample prevention policy manuals
  • “School Care” Package –unlimited access to Armatus® Online Abuse Prevention Training, youth self- protection programs, quarterly webinars, and more.
  • Praesidium Accreditation® – Achieve the highest level of recognition for child safety. Praesidium conducts an on-site risk assessment, identifying the school’s unique exposures. 
Candace D.Collins
(817) 801-7773
First Contact HR, First Contact HR, Background Screening and Human Resource Solutions
First Contact HR provides employment background screening services and ACT 153 Compliance Solutions specifically packaged for PAISBOA members. These packages include:

• Mobile Cogent FBI Fingerprinting
• Processing of Pennsylvania Statewide Police check (PSP), Child Abuse History Clearance and Cogent FBI Fingerprinting
• Compliance tracking and renewal-date calculation tools
• Access to ‘HR View’- an online HR department delivering tools to efficiently manage staff
• Criminal background checks (worldwide)
• Employment and education verifications
Leon Singletary
(267) 419-1395

More Human Resources Information

Members click here for more information about Human Resources and agreements.  
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