Labor and Employment
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.
July 7, 2014
Summary of the Black-Davis Student and Family Tax Simplification Act (H.R. 3393), approved by the House Ways and Means Committee on June 25, 2014.
May 21, 2014
A chart detailing provisions of interest to colleges and universities in the tax reform discussion draft released in February 2014 by Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.
March 21, 2014
On March 14, 2014, the Department of Education released a draft of its proposed rule for gainful employment programs, which are required “to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation” in order to be eligible for Title IV federal...