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Will the Star Quarterback Be Sacked by the Taxman?

On March 26, 2014, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided scholarship football players at Northwestern University are employees because they “perform services for the benefit of the employer...more

5/7/2014 - Athletes College Athletes Employee Definition Federal Grants Fringe Benefits IRS NCAA NLRB Northwestern University Scholarships Taxation Unemployment Benefits

Are We There Yet?: Do Northwestern Players Have a Union or not?

When a Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found that scholarship football players at Northwestern University were employees entitled to vote on union representation, many media reports treated the...more

4/24/2014 - College Athletes NLRB Unions

NLRB Regional Director Rules College Football Players Can Unionize

On March 26, 2014, a regional director for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision and direction of election in a union representation petition filed by the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA)...more

3/28/2014 - College Athletes NLRB Unions

Alabama’s New “Guns In The Parking Lot” Law Takes Effect On August 1, 2013

On August 1, 2013, Alabama laws regarding firearms will change to permit employees to bring guns to the parking lots of their workplaces, if certain conditions are met....more

7/2/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Concealed Carry Permit Firearms Gun Laws Guns-in-Trunks Legislation New Legislation

Reactions to Fisher: Grutter Survives, for now—But What About Title VI?

As we and just about everyone else have noted, Justice Kennedy, writing for a 7-to-1 majority of the Supreme Court of the United States, sent the hot potato Fisher case back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to “assess...more

7/1/2013 - Affirmative Action College Admissions Fisher v University of Texas SCOTUS Strict Scrutiny Standard Title VII Universities

Supreme Court Approves Affirmative Action In College Admissions, But Remands For Additional Analysis Of Admissions Process

Justice Kennedy, in an opinion joined by Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Alito, Scalia, Thomas, Breyer, and Sotomayor, wrote that public universities’ race-conscious admissions policies are constitutionally permissible and...more

6/29/2013 - Affirmative Action College Admissions Compelling Governmental Interest Diversity Equal Protection Fisher v University of Texas Race SCOTUS Strict Scrutiny Standard Title VII

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