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Labor Department's Unemployment Guidance Undermines CARES Act Intent
6/1/2020Letter to Sens. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer seeking relief from the Department of Labor's CARES Act guidance, which is intended to provide emergency unemployment relief to governmental entities and nonprofits.
Topic(s):
Labor and Employment
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Letters and Comments
Amicus Brief: Sacerdote et al v. New York University
4/7/2020ACE filed this brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Sacerdote et al v. New York University, the first case to go to trial among 20 lawsuits challenging the management of 403(b) retirement plans.
Topic(s):
Labor and Employment; Law and Courts
Type:
Amicus Brief
Comments to the NLRB on Rule Classifying Student Workers
1/15/2020Comments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) expressing support for a proposed federal rule that would define undergraduate and graduate student workers as nonemployees under the National Labor Relations Act.
Topic(s):
Labor and Employment
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Letters and Comments
Comments to NASA on Sexual Harassment Reporting Requirements
8/16/2019From ACE and six other higher education institutions in response to the July 17, 2019 Federal Register notice on “Reporting Requirements Regarding Findings of Sexual Harassment, other Forms of Harassment, or Sexual Assault.”
Topic(s):
Labor and Employment; Sexual Assault; Campus Safety; Science and Technology
Type:
Letters and Comments
Amicus Brief: University of Southern California v. National Labor Relations Board
11/2/2017ACE and seven other higher education associations submitted this amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board in support of University of Southern California’s appeal challenging the Board’s ruling that adjunct faculty members are eligible to form a collective bargaining unit under the National Labor Relations Act.
Topic(s):
Law and Courts; Faculty; Labor and Employment
Type:
Amicus Brief
Amicus Brief: To the NLRB in Support of The George Washington University on the Issue of Resident Advisor Unionization
12/19/2016ACE and 12 other associations filed this brief with Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board in the matter of The George Washington University and the Service Employees International Union Local 500, involving the issue of whether college and university resident advisors can be considered "employees," eligible to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act.
Topic(s):
Law and Courts; Labor and Employment; Graduate Students
Type:
Amicus Brief
Issue Brief: Law Firm Sues Private Universities for ERISA Violations
9/7/2016This issue brief gives an overview of lawsuits filed in August 2016 against private universities alleging that they had breached their fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act in the way they administer their 403(b) retirement plans.
Topic(s):
Labor and Employment; Law and Courts
Type:
Issue Brief
Issue Brief: U.S. Department of Labor Issues FLSA’s New Overtime Rule
5/26/2016On 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 it goes into effect on Dec. 1.
Topic(s):
Regulation; Fair Labor Standards Act
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Issue Brief
Amicus Brief to the National Labor Relations Board on The New School
12/17/2015ACE and five other associations filed this brief with the National Labor Relations Board in the case of The New School and Student Employees at The New School – Sens UAW, involving the issue of whether graduate students serving in various graduate assistant categories at private nonprofit universities have collective bargaining rights and can unionize under the National Labor Relations Act.
Topic(s):
Law and Courts; Graduate Students
Type:
Amicus Brief
Comments on the Department of Labor's Draft Overtime Rules
9/4/2015ACE joined CUPA-HR and 16 other higher education organizations in submitting comments to the Department of Labor's draft regulations governing exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative and professional employees.
Topic(s):
Labor and Employment; Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
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