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PAC-12, Big East May Foreshadow Upcoming NCAA Commission On College Basketball’s Report

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

An overhaul is on the way for men’s college basketball. "The NCAA’s Commission on College Basketball, established in response to a federal investigation into corruption in college basketball, is expected to release...more

DOL Issues Updated Overtime Guidance to Colleges & Universities under the FLSA

On April 12, 2018, the DOL issued a new Fact Sheet for Higher Education Institutions and Overtime Pay Under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Fact Sheet addresses the common exemptions applicable to Institutions of Higher...more

DOL Publishes New Fact Sheet Regarding Overtime Regulations for Higher Education Employees

On April 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued a new fact sheet concerning “the applicability of [the white collar] exemptions [of the Fair Labor Standards Act] to jobs that are...more

Our Universities Are Under (Cyber) Attack!

Department of Justice Charges 9 Iranian Citizens in Cyberattacks on 320 Universities - On March 23, 2018, the Department of Justice indicted 9 Iranian citizens for cyberattacks on 320 American and foreign universities. The...more

NYU Takes on the Travel Ban

by Proskauer For Good on

On March 30, 2018, Proskauer filed an amicus brief on behalf of New York University in the United States Supreme Court. The brief was filed in support of the State of Hawaii and its challenge to Proclamation 9645, the most...more

High Stakes: Iowa Ends Up Paying $1M For Blocking Pro-Marijuana T-Shirts

by Reed Smith on

The state of Iowa will be covering the bill in a protracted lawsuit over Iowa State University’s decision to bar a chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (“NORML”) from using the university’s...more

Immigration Agency Launches Online Reporting Portal for F-1 OPT and M-1 International Students

The Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) recently launched the Online International Student Visa Portal for foreign students in the United States under the F-1 Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) and M-1...more

Getting Ready for ED’s New State Authorization Rule

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As institutions with online programming are well aware, the U.S. Department of Education’s new “state authorization” rule is set to become effective this coming July 1, 2018. Among other things, the rule will require...more

Cannabis Shirt Battle Costs Iowa State Almost $1M

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

We previously posted about a four year legal battle that arose from a refusal by Iowa State University to let its school logos be used on t-shirts by an on-campus pro-cannabis group, and the free speech implications of this...more

Blog: ACICS Recognition Reinstated

by Cooley LLP on

Secretary Betsy DeVos announced earlier today that the US Department of Education has retroactively reinstated the federal recognition of the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools as of December 12, 2016,...more

Practical Insights on Tax Reform: Impact on Exempt Organizations

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law legislation, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), which is the most extensive overhaul of the United States Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) in 30 years. In...more

Client Alert: Why it is 100x Riskier to Pay College Athletes than it is to Pay NFL Free Agents

Every March, as the NCAA Final Four tips off, there is no shortage of opinions that it is madness to prohibit universities from paying college athletes cash compensation for the athletic services they provide....more

Colleges’ Liability For Defaulting Parents Narrowing?

by Akerman LLP on

Good news for colleges: Connecticut may be on the leading edge of a trend to bar bankruptcy trustees from pursuing colleges when parents default on their “Parent PLUS” loans. When a parent signs a “Parent PLUS” loan to...more

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part VIII: Charitable and Tax-Exempt Organizations / Estate and Gift Taxes

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Charitable organizations work hard to maintain exempt status. These organizations operate in a highly regulated landscape: In exchange for enjoying freedom from income taxes, they must comply with strict organizational and...more

Inadequate and Incorrect Visa Applications, Increased State Department Scrutiny Lead to 17% Drop in Granted F-1 Student Visa...

Last week, the American Immigration Counsel reported a sharp, one-year decline in the number of F-1 Student Visas issued to international students seeking to study in US colleges and universities. According to the Counsel,...more

Political Campaigns, College Campuses, and Free Speech

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

With the midterm spring primary election season looming, many educational institutions are witnessing heightened political awareness and activism among students and employees. ...more

VII Before IX: Continuing Saga in Harassment Claim Preemption

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: A recent decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, part of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, reaffirmed a growing circuit split regarding whether Title VII of the Civil Rights...more

TMs: Never Too Late To The Party

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

March Madness always brings about trademark enforcement-related news. What we generally don’t see is news about a participating school submitting trademark applications while the basketball tournament takes place. ...more

[Webinar] Enhancing Cyber Security Education – What's Changing In 2018? - April 11th or 12th, 12:00pm ET

by Cybint on

Set your cybersecurity program apart by getting your students cyber-ready with the practical skills required in the workforce....more

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: A Pandora’s Box for Higher Education

The enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has raised a number of potential issues for institutions of higher education. Due to this significant impact, institutions need to study the Tax Act and plan appropriately....more

A New Push to Organize Graduate Students at Private Colleges and Universities? Four Major Unions Announce a Coalition on Higher Ed...

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On March 14, 2018, leaders from the Service Employees International Union, the United Auto Workers, the American Federation of Teachers, and UNITE HERE announced a new coalition to organize graduate students at private...more

Web Exclusive: "It Can’t Happen Here, Can It?” Now Is The Time To Assess Your School’s Safety And Security Protocols

by Fisher Phillips on

Recent events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have caused many in the education community to think about their own campuses and the safety and security measures they have employed over the years....more

GDPR Primer For Universities

WHY DOES IT MATTER? - Because the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will hold universities much more accountable for the data they possess and use....more

[Webinar] New China tax regime applicable to foreign university programs in China - March 27th, 1:00pm ET

by Hogan Lovells on

Last month, Chinese tax authorities issued a groundbreaking tax notice (Bulletin 11). As a result, foreign universities operating in China will be subject to a new tax regime effective 1 April 2018, including more than 1,000...more

Universities Fight Endowment Tax

by McGuireWoods LLP on

As part of the 2017 Tax Act, Republicans enacted a controversial 1.14 percent excise tax on endowment returns. The tax is imposed on private universities with at least 500 students and $500,000 of assets per student. Last...more

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