On October 4, a California jury rendered a stunning, unanimous verdict of $136.9 million against Tesla in favor of Owen Diaz, a former employee of a Tesla subcontractor, for Tesla’s…

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OVERVIEW Opportunities for student-athletes to benefit from use of their name, image, and likeness (NIL) have opened up under new NCAA rules adopted in the face of pressure from state…

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Overlapping but fundamentally different legal developments in the last few weeks have transformed how the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) defines and applies “amateurism” – the core concept by which…

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On Friday, March 12, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) abruptly reversed course and withdrew a proposed 2019 rule that would have barred graduate student teaching assistants at private…

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As of last week, employers, co-workers, and teachers may now seek ex parte gun violence restraining orders against individuals shown to present a substantial likelihood of danger of self-harm or…

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As previously noted, the U.S. Department of Education issued its Final Rule on Title IX on May 15, 2020 with an effective date of August 14, 2020. Many K-12 and…

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As discussed in previous blog posts, on May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) announced a package of sweeping changes to Title IX (the Final Rule), scheduled to…

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*** UPDATE *** June 26, 2020 – see this post about efforts to delay implementation of the Title IX changes outlined below June 24, 2020 – On May 6, 2020,…

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The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided yesterday in Bethany College that it does not have jurisdiction over faculty at religious schools and colleges, overruling a 2014 decision which held…

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