Tag: First Amendment

Department of Education Finalizes New Rule

September 14, 2020 9:58 am

On September 9, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the publication of a final rule that implements President Trump’s Executive Order 13864, Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities. The new rule conditions federal research or education grants on compliance with the First Amendment for public institutions and compliance with stated... View Article

HR and the Courts

September 10, 2020 9:41 am

Each month, CUPA-HR General Counsel Ira Shepard provides an overview of several labor and employment law cases and regulatory actions with implications for the higher ed workplace. Here’s the latest from Ira: Transgender Professor Seeks Preliminary Injunction Prohibiting State of Arizona Healthcare Plan From Denying Coverage for Medically Necessary Gender-Affirming Surgery A professor at an... View Article

HR and the Courts

April 13, 2020 2:56 pm

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: Federal Courts Split on Whether Title IX Provides a Separate Litigation Remedy for Education Workers for Sex Bias in Addition to Title VII... View Article

HR and the Courts

March 16, 2020 3:54 pm

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: Employer’s Defense of a Female Employee’s Equal Pay Act Claim of Gender Discrimination and Unlawful Salary Differential Between Male and Female Workers Rejected,... View Article

HR and the Courts

February 17, 2020 4:30 pm

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: Immigrant-Insensitive Social Media Post Is Insufficient Grounds for School District to Discharge Teacher Who Had Received Commendations for Inclusiveness A California appeals court... View Article

Whistleblower
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June 13, 2017 6:19 pm

It is surprising to many that whistleblowing in the U.S. was first addressed by the Continental Congress in 1778 when two whistleblowers against the Continental Navy were protected by action of the  Congress. The first US law adopted specifically to protect whistleblowers was the 1863 United States False Claims Act (revised in 1986), intended to address fraud... View Article

Test Your HR Legal Knowledge: First Amendment

June 14, 2016 7:11 am

Are you an HR legal expert? Here’s a real court case to help test your HR legal knowledge. Review the facts of the case, tell us which side you think prevailed, and find out if you’re right! The Case: First Amendment – Epstein v. Suffolk Community College (E.D.N.Y. 2:14-CV-00937) The Facts: Supreme Court Rule –... View Article