Category: Legislation

Tips for Paying Exempt Employees Their Guaranteed Salaries on an Hourly, Daily, or Shift Basis, pay exempt employees their guaranteed compensation
Dec 27, 2018
Tips for Paying Exempt Employees Their Guaranteed Salaries on an Hourly, Daily, or Shift Basis

The Department of Labor explains how you can pay exempt employees their guaranteed compensation. If you work in human resources, then you are likely familiar with the practice of reviewing positions for exemptions under the federal wage and hour law.  Employees that pass both the “salary basis” and the “job duties” tests and who operate […]

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Trump Administration Suggests Combining the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor, combine the Department of Education and the Department of Labor
Nov 20, 2018
Trump Administration Suggests Combining the U.S. Departments of Education and Labor

Learn about the presidential proposal to combine the Department of Education and the Department of Labor. In June, it was reported that the Trump Administration proposed a merger to combine the Department of Education and the Department of Labor.  This plan is in-line with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s view that the higher education system required […]

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Understanding California’s New Pay Equity Law, compensation
Oct 04, 2018
Understanding California’s New Pay Equity Law

Here’s what every business owner should know about the California law that is calling for equal compensation for all workers. Recently, many states and municipalities have taken it upon themselves to enact their own version of pay equity laws.  In California, the guidelines laid out in Assembly Bill 168 signed by Governor Jerry Brown a […]

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What You Should Know About the Aim Higher Act, Aim Higher Act
Sep 13, 2018
What You Should Know About the Aim Higher Act

Learn about the Aim Higher Act and it’s plan to reorganize and make higher education more accessible to all students. In response to the Republican backed PROSPER Act (H. R. 4508) that aims to cut nearly $15 billion from federal student aid, the House Democrats have introduced the Aim Higher Act (H.R. 6543).  The purpose […]

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Trump Administration to Rescind Obama-Era Guidance on Race in Admissions, affirmative action
Sep 06, 2018
Trump Administration to Rescind Obama-Era Guidance on Race in Admissions

Trump administration’s stance on affirmative action may have implications for the entirety of the American education system, from preschool to college. Recently, the Trump administration publicly discouraged the use of race in college admissions and public school enrollment by revoking Obama-era guidance on affirmative action.  According to Trump officials, the guidance offered by the Obama […]

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Labor Department Answers Questions Regarding Academic Overtime
Jun 21, 2018
Labor Department Answers Questions Regarding Academic Overtime

Learn about what the Labor Department has decided in terms of awarding academic overtime compensation. Previously, the Labor Department determined that adjuncts teaching face-to-face classes were not eligible for overtime.  Recently, the Department also ruled that online or remote instructors and postdoctoral fellows who do work outside of teaching were ineligible. The federal Fair Labor […]

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Learning About the Student Non-Discrimination Act, Student Non-Discrimination Act
May 17, 2018
Learning About the Student Non-Discrimination Act

Learn about what the Student Non-Discrimination Act stands for and how it hopes to make provisions for educational equality for students of all sexual orientations and gender identities. On March 21st, 2018, the Student Non-Discrimination Act was reintroduced for consideration in the House of Representatives.  This Act specifically looks to address the pervasive discrimination that […]

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The California Faculty Association (CFA) to Protest the CSU Tuition Increase, the CFA and students are fighting CSU state tuition hikes
Apr 26, 2018
The California Faculty Association (CFA) to Protest the CSU Tuition Increase

Learn how the CFA and students are fighting CSU state tuition hikes. In March of this year, Jennifer Eagan, president of the CFA, encouraged students and CSU members to converge on the state’s capital and protest state tuition increases.  She said that a public protest would increase the likelihood of California Governor Jerry Brown revising […]

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Jan 03, 2018
United States Department of Labor – Overtime Final Rule and Higher Education

This link contains valuable information pertaining to the DOL overtime rule. View the Full Text here

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Jan 01, 2018
An Act to Establish Pay Equity – The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

View the full text of Bill S.21119 here.

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