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Proposed Amendment To California Consumer Privacy Act Would Exclude Employees
As the January 1, 2020, effective date for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) draws closer, California lawmakers are still attempting to refine the law.
United States
17 Apr 2019
Missouri Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Transgender Student
On February 26, 2019, the Supreme Court of Missouri overturned the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against a school district by a transgender student who alleged the school district violated
United States
13 Mar 2019
A Back-To-School Progress Report
This is an update to our article, Back to School for ERISA Fiduciary Claims: How to Prepare for This Trend in University Litigation, which was published on August 22, 2017.
United States
14 Feb 2019
IRS Notice Offers Good News For State Colleges And Universities (At Least For Now)
In January 2019, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2019-09, which provides interim guidance for Section 4960 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
United States
12 Feb 2019
New Orleans Charter School Operator Ordered To Bargain With Union
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a New Orleans charter school was not a "political subdivision" exempt from the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).
United States
22 Oct 2018
The California Consumer Privacy Act: Getting A Head Start On Compliance
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a new law that California Governor Jerry Brown signed on June 28, 2018, and will become effective on January 1, 2020.
United States
9 Oct 2018
Student Loan Repayments Or Retirement Savings? Maybe Both . . .
Recent statistics show that approximately 70 percent of college graduates will leave college with an average of at least $30,000 in student loan debt.
United States
8 Oct 2018
Eleventh Circuit Dunks On Businesses With Websites
In its second pro-plaintiff decision in as many months, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held that blind website accessibility plaintiffs need not show that difficulty using a place of public accommodation's...
United States
13 Aug 2018
USCIS New Policy Shuts Down STEM OPT Training At Third Party Sites
The extension of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program for international students with degrees in STEM allows eligible students to apply to extend their post-completion OPT authorization.
United States
27 Apr 2018
WHD Opinion Letter Finally Resolves Question Surrounding Lump-Sum Payments And Garnishments
Most employers receive a garnishment from time to time, and some employers receive a lot of them.
United States
17 Apr 2018
The Supreme Court Upholds A Decision That A Head Teacher's Failure To Disclose A Relationship Justified Dismissal
On 14 March 2018, in the case of Reilly v Sandwell MBC, the Supreme Court held that a school was entitled to dismiss a head teacher who failed to disclose her close relationship with a convicted sex offender.
9 Apr 2018
The 2017 Tax Cuts And Jobs Act: A Pandora's Box For Higher Education
The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has raised a number of potential issues for institutions of higher education.
United States
16 Mar 2018
401(k) Pre-Tax Deferrals: An Endangered Species? (Beltway Buzz - October 27, 2017)
D.C. is humming this week, as the Senate and House are both in session after taking turns on recess the past two weeks.
United States
30 Oct 2017
The Department of Education Withdraws Obama-Era Title IX Guidance, Issues Interim Q&A
On Friday, September 22, 2017, when the Trump administration announced that it was rescinding Obama-era Title IX sexual assault guidance and issuing a new question and answer document...
United States
27 Sep 2017
An Intangible Injury Caused By A Consumer Report Is Concrete Enough, Says The Ninth Circuit
On August 15, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Robins v. Spokeo, Inc. (No 11-56843), a case addressing the standing necessary to maintain an action in federal court that had been remanded...
United States
21 Aug 2017
Third Circuit Finds Title IX Provides A Remedy For Sex Discrimination In Fully Funded Educational Institutions
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has again created a circuit split by disagreeing with decisions from the Fifth and Seventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, which have held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act...
United States
31 Mar 2017
Seventh Circuit Rejects Student Athletes' "Pay For Play" Suit
On December 5, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Berger v. National Collegiate Athletic Association.
United States
13 Dec 2016
Ninth Circuit Holds Medical Marijuana Use Not Protected Under The ADA
On May 21, 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that because the use of medical marijuana remains illegal under federal law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not protect against discrimination on the basis of medical marijuana use, even if that use is in accordance with state law explicitly authorizing such use.
United States
1 Jun 2012
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