The Higher Ed Workplace Blog

HR and the Courts

by CUPA-HR

CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard highlights some recent rulings around a minority professor claiming discriminatory retaliation, a disabled employee denied a telecommute accommodation, updates on several class-action ERISA pension lawsuits, and more.

Higher Ed Challenges Are Our Challenges!

by Andy Brantley

To fully understand and embrace the changing role of higher ed HR, we must first acknowledge and connect our work to the most pressing challenges of our institutions.

DOL’s Wage and Hour Division Finalizes Regular-Rate Regulations

by CUPA-HR

In the December 16, 2019, Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its final rule clarifying and updating the regulations governing the regular-rate requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Fostering Mentorship Within Your Institution as a Higher Ed HR Pro

by Jill Thompson

As a higher ed HR pro, you’re in the perfect position to identify mentors and mentees at your institution and to foster these relationships. To coincide with National Mentoring Month, here are some resources to help you kick start a mentoring program at your institution.

HR and the Courts

by CUPA-HR

CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard highlights some recent rulings around an age and sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit, a Title IX coordinator claiming retaliatory discharge, and proposed legislation to protect graduate-student-worker unions.

Trump Administration Releases Fall 2019 Regulatory Agenda

by CUPA-HR

On November 20, the Trump Administration released its Fall 2019 Unified Regulatory Agenda and Regulatory Plan, providing the regulated public with a detailed glimpse into the regulatory policies and priorities under consideration by 59 federal departments, agencies and commissions.

12 Great Reads of 2019

by Jill Thompson

CUPA-HR’s Higher Ed HR Magazine and Higher Ed Workplace blog are full of articles and stories highlighting new and innovative ways to do HR (from institutions and organizations who have been there, done that). In case you missed them, here are some highlights from the magazine and the blog from the past year.

Leading With the Head, the Heart and the Spine

by CUPA-HR

Yves Salomon-Fernández, president of Greenfield Community College and adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, shares her perspective on hiring university leaders who are not afraid to lead, are not afraid of change.