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Show Me The Money! The New FLSA Overtime Standards

Over the next six months, employers will be scrambling to comply with the new overtime standards released by the U.S. Department of Labor on May 18, 2016. The new rules double the threshold for overtime exemption among salaried workers from $23,660 to $47,476. Some employees are saying “show me the

Lessons From Baylor

Baylor University’s board of regents recently announced its intent to terminate its head football coach, sanction and place its athletics director on probation and re-assign its university President in the wake of the results of an independent investigation into its handling of sexual assault cases. Thereafter, the athletics director resigned. This investigation followed

Post Election Title IX – The Toothpaste is out of the Tube

Post Election Title IX – The Toothpaste is out of the Tube

As 2016 comes to an end, and institutions look forward to 2017, every institution should also be evaluating its compliance efforts with Title IX and related laws and regulations. All of you in the trenches on campuses across the country are left wondering

Trump Withdraws Federal Guidance on Transgender Bathroom Policies

Last night, President Trump’s administration withdrew federal guidance previously issued by the Office for Civil Rights in a Dear Colleague Letter. The May 2016 guidance under former President Obama allowed students to use school bathrooms that match their gender identity and extended Title IX’s reach to protect students on the basis of sexual identity.

Was the DeVos Title IX Guidance Necessary?

I have spent the last two weeks mulling over some fundamental questions surrounding the Title IX debate. Is the system broken? Did the Obama-era OCR need to release the 2011 DCL and take the subsequent enforcement actions? If flaws did exist, did DeVos need to rescind the 2011 guidance? And did the new

Common Threads: Kavanaugh Hearing and Campus Title IX Proceedings

As an attorney who specializes in Title IX compliance, and works in the area of sexual misconduct both in the workplace and education environments, I was glued to the TV watching the live testimony from both Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and the subsequent press coverage. I am going to refrain from