Labor Department Publishes Final Overtime Rule: What Campuses Need to Know September 27, 2019 Section 1 ContentThe Department of Labor (DOL) this week published the final rule increasing the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions to the federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The rule—which has been in play for several years now—is likely to impact most campuses. ACE worked with CUPA-HR and other associations to submit comments on the draft rule earlier this year, offering support for DOL's decision to update the salary threshold from $23,660 to $35,308 annually. Going forward, the rule requires that an update take place every four years. The Obama administration proposed an increase to $47,476 that was blocked by a federal court in November 2016, but this new threshold is more in line with the higher education community's recommendations.The text of the final rule is currently pending publication in the Federal Register. DOL has issued several fact sheets, a Q&A document and other materials on the rule. In addition, CUPA-HR has a number of resources that can help in understanding the impact on campuses:The 2019 Professionals in Higher Education Survey (which provides a snapshot of professional areas most likely to be impacted)FLSA Overtime News and ResourcesFLSA Overtime Final Rule: What You Need to Know: Free webinar on Oct. 3 from 1-2:00 p.m. EDT.Colleges and universities must be in compliance with the new rule by Jan. 1, 2020. Section 2 Content Section 3 Content Section 4 Content Section 5 Content Section 6 Content Button Content Rail Content 1 Rail Content 2 Rail Content 3 Related News December 7, 2020 A U.S. District Court judge in California last week struck down new DOL and DHS interim final rules that would have restricted the H-1B visa program for highly skilled workers and drastically increased the wage levels required for hiring H-1B employees. Read More News December 7, 2020 Federal Court Vacates Proposed Trump Administration Rules That Sought to Restrict H-1B Visas Podcast November 13, 2020 The Biden-Harris platform unveiled during the 2020 presidential campaign suggests that higher education will be a primary focus of the new administration. ACE's Terry Hartle joins the hosts to talk about what we can expect come January. Read More Podcast November 13, 2020 Episode 32: What Higher Education Can Expect From the Biden Administration News November 2, 2020 ACE and 23 other higher education associations have filed briefs supporting a pair of legal challenges to new Trump administration rules restricting H-1B visas for highly skilled workers. Read More News November 2, 2020 ACE, Higher Ed Groups Submit Amicus Briefs Opposing New H-1B Visa Rules Online Event October 21, 2020 Join Maggie Hsu and Carl Youngblood of Amazon Managed Blockchain for a discussion of blockchain at Amazon Web Services and decentralized identity use cases, as part of ACE’s Education Blockchain Initiative. Only on ACE Engage—Create your account! Read More Online Event October 21, 2020 Amazon Managed Blockchain: Identity Deep Dive Audio September 22, 2020 ACE’s Terry Hartle and Jon Fansmith look at the impact of COVID-19 on institutions across the country and prospects for federal policy action in higher education in light of the pending presidential election. Presented on ACE Engage—Create Your Account. Read More Audio September 22, 2020 Public Policy Pop-Up: September Edition News September 14, 2020 The Department of Education has released its final rule implementing President Trump’s executive order linking federal research and education grants to campus free speech for public institutions. Read More News September 14, 2020 Education Department Finalizes New Rule on Campus Free Speech News August 17, 2020 ACE and three other major higher education associations sent a letter to the Bureau of Consular Affairs and U.S. Customs and Border Protection asking for clarification that international students can safely travel to begin school this fall. Read More News August 17, 2020 Associations, Lawmakers Call on Administration to Clarify Policy on Allowing International Students Into the Country Audio July 28, 2020 What has Congress accomplished before its summer recess, and what more can we expect leading up to election season? ACE’s Terry Hartle and Jon Fansmith update you on this and other public policy developments. Presented on ACE Engage—Create Your Account. Read More Audio July 28, 2020 Public Policy Pop-Up: July Edition Podcast July 13, 2020 Hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer talk to Anne Meehan and Holland & Knight Senior Counsel Jeff Nolan to talk about the Department of Education’s new rule on Title IX and how colleges must handle sexual assault and sexual harassment complaints beginni Read More Podcast July 13, 2020 Episode 25: “Horrifying” Guidance on International Students; All About the Title IX Final Rule News June 12, 2020 ACE President Ted Mitchell and the leaders of 14 other higher education groups sent a letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos Wednesday asking for a delay of the Title IX effective date so institutions can focus their efforts on how to safely reopen this fall. Read More News June 12, 2020 ACE, Higher Education Groups Again Express Concerns Over Title IX Rule Implementation Date News May 11, 2020 The Department of Education released its final Title IX campus sexual assault regulations, despite the higher education community’s request to hold off while campuses remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More News May 11, 2020 Education Department’s Final Title IX Rule Goes Into Effect August 14 Statement May 6, 2020 ACE President says Education Department's release of the final Title IX rule during the COVID-19 pandemic is "irrational and unrealistic." Read More Statement May 6, 2020 Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Final Title IX Regulations News April 20, 2020 The Office of Management and Budget has concluded its review and approved the Department of Education’s revised proposed expansion of foreign gift and contract reporting requirements under Section 117 of the Higher Education Act. Read More News April 20, 2020 OMB Approves Final Foreign Gift and Contract Reporting Information Collection Request News April 2, 2020 ACE and more than 60 other organizations are asking governors to take immediate action to ensure their states provide reciprocity in licensing of health care and mental health care professionals. Read More News April 2, 2020 ACE, Other Organizations Urge Governors to Cooperate on Health Care Licensing Reciprocity During COVID-19 Pandemic Community This group is designed for those focused on federal higher education policymaking, with opportunities to discuss pressing policy issues. Only on ACE Engage—Create your account! Read More Community Public Policy News March 30, 2020 ACE President Ted Mitchell called the higher education provisions in the plan, which total approximately $14 billion, “woefully inadequate.” Read More News March 30, 2020 Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Allocates $14 Billion to Higher Education Statement March 25, 2020 While this legislation is an improvement from where the Senate started, the amount of money it provides to students and higher education institutions remains woefully inadequate. Read More Statement March 25, 2020 ACE President Ted Mitchell on Senate Stimulus Bill’s Impact on Students and Institutions News March 13, 2020 The Department of Education should make changes to the latest version of its proposed expansion of foreign gift and contract reporting requirements, ACE said in comments submitted March 11. Read More News March 13, 2020 ACE, Higher Education Groups Comment on New Foreign Gift and Reporting Information Request News March 13, 2020 Both houses of Congress are formally opposing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s borrower defense rule finalized last September, with both the House and Senate passing resolutions expressing disapproval of the rule. Read More News March 13, 2020 Senate Blocks Education Department's Borrower Defense Rule Podcast February 24, 2020 Frazier Benya, senior program officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine talks with Lorelle Espinosa and Sarah Spreitzer about how institutions can go beyond legal solutions to tackle the problem. Read More Podcast February 24, 2020 dotEDU Episode 16: Preventing Sexual Harassment in Academia News February 20, 2020 President Trump signed an executive order last March that linked federal research and education grants to campus free speech. Read ACE's comments on the Education Department's proposed rule implementing the order. Read More News February 20, 2020 Education Department Rule Implementing Trump’s Campus Free Speech Order Is "Breathtaking in Its Reach"