Labor and Employment
May 26, 2016
On May 23, the U.S. Department of Labor released its long-anticipated final rule on overtime pay, which will have a significant impact on colleges and universities nationwide. This issue brief on the new rule will help institutions prepare for when...
May 17, 2016
The Departments of Education and Justice released joint guidance May 13 to help educational institutions understand their responsibilities to serve transgender students. This ACE issue brief looks at select aspects of the guidance and answers...
March 10, 2016
On Dec. 18, 2015, the Consolidated Appropriations Act amended the Internal Code, eliminating the option for colleges and universities to report amounts billed for qualified tuition and expenses in Box 2 of IRS Form 1098-T.
March 1, 2016
The Department of Labor proposed new rules in July 2015 to change the governing exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative and professional employees.
Health Care Reform
On Feb. 5, 2016, the departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor issued guidance that providing graduate students with student health insurance plan coverage is not permitted under the ACA’s employer mandate.
Law and the Courts
April 30, 2015
Issue brief on the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights new guidance package on campus Title IX coordinators. The brief summarizes aspects of the new guidance and flags selected points that OCR has not previously conveyed.
April 1, 2015
This memo addresses provisions in the Campus Accountability and Safety Act relating to matters such as confidential advisors; climate surveys; Clery Act reporting obligations; agreements with law enforcement agencies; definitions; and terminology.
Higher Education Act
September 16, 2014
Summary and analysis of the proposed Technology, Equality and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (TEACH Act), which is intended to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to instructional technology.
September 5, 2014
Summary and analysis on the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) (S. 2692), introduced by Sen. Claire McCaskill and cosponsors on July 30, 2014.
July 10, 2014
A group of higher education and library organizations, including ACE, released these principles expressing that network neutrality protections are essential to protecting freedom of speech, educational achievement and economic growth.