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Title IX Update - September 2017

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Secretary DeVos is planning a major Title IX announcement on Thursday: Media reports indicate that Department of Education Secretary DeVos is planning a major announcement regarding Title IX enforcement on Thursday of...more

Structuring Voluntary Resignation Incentive Options For Tenured Faculty Members

Many universities and colleges across the country have been struggling with the issue of how best to incentivize certain tenured faculty members to resign and relinquish their tenure. If a university or college decides to...more

Court finds ethical considerations, not same-sex relationship, determined demotion decision

by McAfee & Taft on

The issue of pretext recently played out in a sex discrimination case in which the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals had to decide whether an employer’s reasons for demoting an employee were legitimate or just a ruse to cover up...more

Legal Whiteboard Ceasing Publication

by William Henderson on

On April 30th, The Legal Whiteboard will cease publication. During our 5+ years of operations, we generated some very good content, focusing on facts, trends and ideas affecting the legal industry. We made the ABA LawBlawg...more

Professor Terminated For Relationship With Admitted Student Allowed to Move Forward With Title IX Retaliation Claim

by Bowditch & Dewey on

A former non-tenured professor at the University of North Texas has filed suit claiming that he was fired in retaliation for his participation, as the accused, in a campus investigation of a graduate student’s sexual...more

Title IX Update: January 2017 - Recent Title IX Developments

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

Nexsen Pruet’s Title IX team assists educational institutions in Title IX compliance. The team’s primary focus includes assisting with Title IX complaint investigations and serving as adjudicators. The team also provides...more

Seventh Circuit Could Up-End Approach to Sexual Orientation Discrimination

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On November 30, 2016, all of the judges of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (covering Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin) reheard a case that could change the way federal courts treat sexual orientation-based discrimination...more

Seventh Circuit Holds Title VII Does Not Prohibit Sexual Orientation Discrimination, But Acknowledges Inherent Flaws in Precedent...

In a carefully reasoned but ultimately restrained opinion the Seventh Circuit held that Title VII does not prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. While declining to become the first circuit...more

Good News! New 409A Regulations (Yes, Really!) – Part 4: Getting Paid

by Bryan Cave on

On the TV show Futurama, the aged proprietor of the delivery company Planet Express, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth, had a habit of entering a room where the other characters were gathered and sharing his trademark line,...more

Making Bad Choices: Title IX, Title VII and Ludlow V. Northwestern University

A prior post considered the case of Ha v. Northwestern University, in which the plaintiff claimed that Northwestern had violated Title IX by insufficiently disciplining one of its professors, Peter Ludlow, despite concluding...more

Employers Must Withhold FICA Taxes for Students who Change Status to H-1B Starting October 1

As students and scholars’ status change from F-1, J-1 or other FICA exempt statuses to H-1B starting October 1, these employees will become subject to FICA taxes upon the effective date of their H-1B status....more

What employers need to know about transgender discrimination

by McAfee & Taft on

Recent developments in the area of transgender rights should put employers on notice that government agencies are serious about eliminating this type of discrimination. DOJ steps in to sue university in Oklahoma...more

"In Praise of Law Reviews (And Jargon-Filled, Academic Writing)"

by William Henderson on

That is the title of a forthcoming article by Cass Sunstein in the Michigan Law Review. Sunstein has unusual standing to make this case because, in addition to his academic perches at Chicago and Harvard Law, he was tapped...more

Justice Department sues university in Oklahoma on behalf of transgender professor

by McAfee & Taft on

One of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s stated 2015 priorities is applying Title VII’s sex discrimination protection to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. This focus is illustrated by a recent...more

Cultivating Labor Peace With Adjunct Faculty

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

The wave of media attention highlighting the working conditions of adjunct professors in academia across the nation is difficult to miss these days. Even Congress has become involved. The House Education and Workforce...more

Stealth Lawyer: Clare Dalton, Acupuncturist

by Bloomberg Law on

June 19 (Bloomberg) -- Clare Dalton, nationally certified acupuncturist, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about her transition from being a law professor at Harvard Law School and Northeastern University School of...more

How a US University Can Employ Faculty, Researchers, Administrators and Foreign Locals at an Overseas Program

by White & Case LLP on

A full century has passed since Yale professor Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu and University of Chicago professor James Henry Breasted led his expeditions into Egypt and the Sudan for Chicago’s Oriental Institute...more

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