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FY 2019 Administration Budget Request

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President Donald Trump on February 12, 2018, submitted his budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The President's full budget calls for approximately $4.4 trillion in total spending. Much of the budget seeks...more

National Science Foundation Sexual Harassment Notice

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On Feb. 8, 2018, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced in its “Important Notice to Presidents of Universities and Colleges and Heads of Other National Science Foundation Grantee Organization” that it was taking...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Although much of the reporting on the Tax Cut and Jobs Act recently enacted by Congress has focused on the deductions for individuals and businesses, the bill also includes several provisions that apply specifically to...more

Effects of the 2017 Tax Act on Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Organizations

The 2017 Tax Act (formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act) became law on December 22, 2017 and includes changes that can affect nonprofit organizations in a number of ways, including: - How unrelated business taxable...more

Healthcare Employers Rejoice? Recent Shift In NLRB Decisions Impacts The Industry

by Fisher Phillips on

A new Republican majority took hold over the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at the end of 2017, leading to several significant labor decisions. Because the NLRB’s decisions and actions impact all industries, healthcare...more

Female Coaches Cite Pay Disparity in Case Alleging Title IX Violation

• Three female coaches at two California community colleges allege that unequal pay violates Title IX. • All three claim that they are paid less than their male counterparts despite having similar duties and that the pay...more

Let’s BOND over the Tax Act Part II - The Higher Education Edition

In the spirit of accentuating the positive, there are a few bits of good news for colleges and universities in the Tax Act…as Mary Poppins might say, a spoonful (or three) of sugar to help the medicine go down. Unfortunately,...more

The Good, the Bad, and the Tax-Exempt Organization: The New Tax Bill’s Effect on Benefits and Compensation Offered by Institutions...

by Bryan Cave on

On December 22, President Trump signed “An Act to provide for reconciliation pursuant to titles II and V of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018” (“Bill”) into law. The Bill was previously named the...more

Gainful employment: Alternate earnings appeals due February 1

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Higher education institutions that dispute their debt-to-earnings rates as calculated by the U.S. Department of Education must submit any alternate earnings appeals no later than Thursday, February 1, 2018. In its Gainful...more

Vietnamese higher education: Opportunities and challenges for foreign institutions

by Hogan Lovells on

The emerging education market in Vietnam is attracting interest from foreign higher education institutions and investors. Increasing disposable income, rapid urbanization, and rising living standards are driving local demand...more

Gig U: California College Begins Offering Gig Economy Classes

by Fisher Phillips on

With each passing day, it is becoming increasingly evident that the gig economy is here to stay. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise that institutions of higher education have begun thinking of ways to educate...more

School Districts Gearing Up for 2018-2019 Hires with Special H-1B Rule

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

While students across the country are heading back to finish the school year, school districts are already preparing to hire teachers for the next academic term. Districts are suffering from a nationwide teaching shortage and...more

CFPB releases report on college credit card agreements

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB released its sixth annual report to Congress on college credit card agreements.  The annual report is mandated by the CARD Act. ...more

Tax Reform’s Effect on the Sports Industry

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

On Friday, December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law H.R. 1, the $1.5 trillion tax reform law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Reform Act”). This alert describes provisions of the Tax Reform Act that we...more

Tax Cut and Jobs Act to Cause Significant Financial Disruption to Sports and Entertainment Businesses

by Stinson Leonard Street on

On Friday, December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act). While the emphasis of the Act focused on the reduction of corporate rates, and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act's...more

Changes on the Horizon for Colleges and Universities Under Tax Reform Legislation

by Goodwin on

On December 20, 2017, Congress sent a major tax reform bill (the Act) to President Trump for signature. Once signed, the Act will result in significant changes for many institutions of higher education. Notably, new excise...more

Tax Reform and Nonprofits: The Law Formerly Known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Morgan Lewis on

On December 22, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed H.R. 1, enacting fundamental changes to the US tax law that affect all sectors of the economy, including nonprofits. Earlier this week, the US House of...more

Tax Reform Changes to Healthcare

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Following a final vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday morning, Dec. 20, 2017, Congress sent the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) to President Donald Trump's desk. In addition to extensive revisions to the tax...more

Tax Reform: Modifications to the Conference Committee’s Bill

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Dec. 19, the Senate parliamentarian ruled that three provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act violated Senate procedure. These provisions, which were subsequently removed, related to the use of 529 savings accounts for...more

The Dust Settles: Key Provisions of the Tax Bill for Nonprofit Organizations

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On December 20, 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA), which now awaits President Trump’s signature. Among many changes that the TCJA will bring to current federal tax law, several will affect tax-exempt,...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The Conference Committee’s Bill

by McGuireWoods LLP on

The House-Senate Conference Committee released the revised “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” on Dec. 15, 2017. This compromise bill made major changes to the separate bills that the House and Senate passed earlier this year. Both...more

The 2018 Virginia General Assembly Session Hasn’t Begun, but Legislation on Student Privacy and Credit Freeze Charges is Already...

by McGuireWoods LLP on

As previously written about in this blog, student privacy figured prominently in a few campaigns for the Virginia House of Delegates this past Fall. A progressive special interest group utilized Virginia’s Freedom of...more

Title IX: Fair Campus, Foul Weather

With Education Secretary Betsey Devos much in the news over possible changes to the Dear Colleague letter promulgated by the DOE’s Office of Civil Rights, this note by me and my Lightfoot colleagues Brandon Essig and Clint...more

Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: Privacy and Security in Educational Institutions

Editors’ Note: This is the sixth in a multi-part end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year. Previous installments include analyses of HIPAA compliance, emerging...more

Year-End Tax Planning for College Football Fans

Fans of college athletics may have heard something about tax legislation barreling through Congress this month, and didn’t pay much attention since it sounded like boring stuff that only meant something to big tech companies...more

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