The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings and Legislation

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Read the latest from Ira.

House Holds Paid Leave Hearing

by CUPA-HR

On July 24, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing on the Workflex in the 21st Century Act. The bill would amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act to create Qualified Flexible Work Arrangement plans under which employers could offer paid time off and flexible work arrangements.

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings and Legislation

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira.

NLRB General Counsel Issues Guidance on Employee Handbook Rules

by CUPA-HR

On June 6, Peter B. Robb, general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, issued guidance to regional directors on how to evaluate workplace rules and handbooks. The guidance applies to handbooks in both union and nonunion workplaces at private-sector employers, including private colleges and universities.

And the Award Goes to …

by Missy Kline

Each year, CUPA-HR’s Higher Education Human Resource Awards honor individuals, teams and institutions that are doing outstanding and innovative work around advancing diversity and inclusion in higher ed, elevating the HR role on campus, furthering the higher ed HR profession, and giving selflessly of their time and talents to CUPA-HR and their higher ed HR peers.

HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings and Legislation

by CUPA-HR

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of some labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira.

Underpaid and Underrepresented: Women of Color in the Higher Ed Workforce

by Missy Kline

Research has shown that women and minorities each face their own challenges related to equal pay and representation in the higher ed workforce — women working in higher ed leadership earn less than White men; women are underrepresented in higher-paying, more prestigious positions in American colleges and universities; and minorities are underrepresented, particularly in high-level higher ed jobs, and underpaid in the majority of campus jobs. But how do these inequities intersect for women of color?