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 take effect August 14, 2020. Since that announcement, the Final Rule has faced significant criticism, including the following statement by American Council on Education President…

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June 24, 2020 – On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) released its Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which we blogged about here. Since then, DOE has released three blog posts that answer the following pressing questions: 1. How do COVID-19 and related public health orders…

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WORDS MATTER: U.S. Supreme Court Holds Title VII And The Prohibition Of Discrimination “On The Basis Of Sex” Protects LGBTQ Workers “Sometimes small gestures can have unexpected consequences. Major initiatives practically guarantee them.”   With those two sentences, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch launched into an opinion that few anticipated, though which in retrospect…

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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 the opposite. Click here to download the NLRB decision. The NLRB will decline jurisdiction over labor union election petitions and unfair labor practice claims if…

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Our 20-part blog series, Planning for the Rebound, is now at the end, which may leave you thinking that you are prepared for anything that could possibly come your way. Not to dull your ebullient mood, but you are not. Problems will arise, and you will face issues that you never dreamed could arise. In…

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