Amanda Lowe

Amanda Lowe

Phillips Lytle LLP

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University Job Placement Rates Come Under Scrutiny

Higher education institutions face mounting pressure from prospective students, accrediting agencies and financial aid providers to disclose graduates’ job placement rates. Several recent high-profile legal battles have...more

4/14/2014 - Colleges Fraud Misrepresentation Universities

New York City’s New Sick Leave Law

Beginning on April 1, 2014, NYC employers with at least 20 employees must provide employees with five days (40 hours) of annual paid sick leave. The Earned Sick Time Act (Intro. No. 97-A) (the “Act”), originally passed in May...more

4/11/2014 - Employee Rights Paid Leave Sick Leave

Labor & Employment: Clarifying Employer Liability for Supervisors Under Title VII: Vance v. Ball State University

It is commonly known that discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin is illegal, and that employers should take care to reinforce these principles in the workplace. But knowledge...more

9/15/2013 - Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Faragher/Ellerth defense Harassment Hostile Environment SCOTUS Split of Authority Strict Liability Supervisors Title VII Vance v. Ball State University Vicarious Liability

By The Book - August 2013: Collection of Student Loans: Update on Interpretations of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Violation

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692-1692p (2012), passed in 1977 and effective in 1978, has undergone a series of amendments over the years, but maintains one of its primary purposes, which is...more

8/31/2013 - Debt Collection FDCPA Student Loans

By The Book - August 2013: New York Public School Districts Not Subject to Division of Human Rights Jurisdiction

The New York State Court of Appeals held in North Syracuse Central School District v. New York State Division of Human Rights, 19 N.Y.3d 481, 488 (2012) that a public school district is not an “education corporation or...more

8/26/2013 - Human Rights Jurisdiction Public Schools School Districts

By The Book - August 2013: Clery Act Update and the Campus SaVE Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (commonly referred to as the “Clery Act”), 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), was named after a 19-year old freshman at Lehigh University who was raped...more

8/21/2013 - Assault Clery Act Colleges Disclosure Requirements Murder Notice Requirements Rape Safety Precautions Sexual Assault Stalking Universities

By The Book - August 2013

In This Issue: - Clery Act Update and the Campus SaVE Act - The National Labor Relations Board’s Jurisdiction Over Religious Colleges and Universities - New York State Creates New Growth Opportunities for...more

8/20/2013 - Clery Act Colleges Education Budget Exempt Organizations False Claims Act FDCPA FERPA Fraud Human Rights IRS NLRB Public Schools Startups Student Loans Students Universities Unrelated Business Income Tax

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