Gender-Based Violence

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Amended Clery Act Regulations Mandate New Disclosures and Procedures

The Department of Education has published new regulations interpreting and applying the newly modified Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). The rules include a...more

California Adopts Unprecedented “Yes Means Yes” Law, Changing the Way Colleges Must Investigate Sexual Assault Allegations

On September 28, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that he had signed SB967, the so-called “Yes Means Yes” bill into law, effectively changing the definition of “consent” for sexual partners on California...more

Proposed Regulations Regarding Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act Impose Significant New Obligations on Colleges and...

On June 20, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education issued proposed regulations regarding Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act of 2013. While the final regulations may possibly differ in some respects, we recommend...more

Workplace Laws Assist Victims of Domestic Violence

Victims of domestic violence often keep their secrets hidden from the workplace until they need leave to go to court, or don’t show up for work one day due to physical or psychological harm caused by a spouse or loved one....more

New Jersey Joins A Handful of States To Provide Unpaid Leave to Victims of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault

On July 17, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (the “SAFE Act”) into law. The SAFE Act makes New Jersey amongst a handful of states to now provide unpaid leave for...more

New Jersey SAFE Act Becomes Law

New Jersey grants the right to take leave from work to victims of domestic violence and their family members. On July 17, Governor Chris Christie signed into law the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act...more

Domestic Violence Revisited

I hope you all had a terrific Fourth of July! I also hope that you were not a victim of domestic violence over a long, hot holiday weekend....more

Department Of Education Asks School Leaders To Address Gender-Based Violence

In a Dear Colleague letter issued last week to chief state school officers, the U.S. Department of Education called for immediate action to reduce gender-based violence in schools. The letter is short and sets forth only a...more

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