I recently attended a conference session on cybersecurity. The panelists noted that, while organizations may be using best practices now, there is a possibility that a hacker hid something on the organization’s server years ago and is just waiting for the right time to activate it.  In this case, there is seemingly very little that…

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HK’s Natasha Baker analyzes the potential impact of the ruling by the National Labor Relations Board on graduate assistants’ right to unionize at Columbia University in Inside Higher Ed. A link to the article can be found here.

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Student Assistants at Private Universities Are “Employees” for Purposes of Collective Bargaining, NLRB Rules Student assistants employed with private universities can be considered “employees” for the purposes of the organizing and collective bargaining, the National Labor Relations Board ruled in a significant decision that overrules existing precedent on the issue. The NLRB’s August 23 decision comes in…

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HK’s Natasha Baker gave analysis on Fisher II to Law360. The text of the article can be found below. High Court On Affirmative Action: Data And Stats Matter On June 23, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (Case No. 14–981)(Fisher II), ending nearly eight…

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A trio of law firms, representing more than a dozen firm members of the Higher Education Council of the Employment Law Alliance (ELA), have filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. National Labor Relations board in the matter of Graduate Workers of Columbia – GWC, UAW v. The Trustees of Columbia University in the…

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