Category: Legislation

California flag with gavel in front, Assembly Bill 51
Jan 16, 2020
California Law Bans Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

Learn about California’s Assembly Bill 51. On October 10, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 51 into law.  AB 51 will prohibit California employers from entering mandatory arbitration agreements for nearly all employment legal claims.  The new law expands the Labor Code, adding Section 432.6, which prohibits employers from requiring an applicant or […]

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gavel next to scales of justice, California’s new employment legislation
Jan 09, 2020
Learn About California’s New Employment Legislation

Overview of California’s new employment legislation signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom. At the beginning of this year, several new pieces of legislation went into effect in the state of California.  Signed by Gov. Newsom in mid to late 2019, the new legislation will impact how employers conduct business.  Here is a look at […]

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man signing letter, Congress to provide permanent protection for Dreamers
Nov 14, 2019
Colleges and Universities Across the Country Band Together to Protect Dreamers

Hundreds of higher education institutions sign letter asking Congress to provide permanent protection for Dreamers. In an effort to shield their students, over 600 college and university presidents have signed a letter asking Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that would extend permanent protection for Dreamers.  The letter urges Congress to take action ahead of the […]

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hand holding a stopwatch, final ruling on overtime pay
Nov 07, 2019
More Employees Included in the Final Rule on Overtime Pay

Learn more about the Department of Labor’s final ruling on overtime pay. Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) approved a change that drastically affects how employees will be paid for overtime work.  Their final ruling on overtime pay makes employees who earn less than $35,568 annually eligible for overtime pay starting January 1, 2020.  This […]

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legal scale and book, new California bill that eliminates sick leave transfer time limits
Sep 05, 2019
Part-Time Community College Faculty Benefit from New California Bill

Learn about the new California bill that eliminates sick leave transfer time limits for all education levels. In July of this year, Governor Gavin Newsom signed a new bill that eliminates sick leave transfer time limits for faculty at all education levels.  This legislation, sponsored by the Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC), was […]

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cyber lock, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)
Jul 02, 2019
What to Know About the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE)

Learn about what NICE is and what it hopes to accomplish. The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is an initiative led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Commerce.  NICE focuses on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development in order to address the country’s current and future […]

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metal stamp that says "taxes," IRS guidelines on excess executive pay at tax-exempt organizations
Jun 06, 2019
IRS Provides Guidance with IRS Notice 2019-9

IRS guidelines on excess executive pay at tax-exempt organizations. On December 31, 2018, the IRS released its IRS Notice 2019-9.  This document offers interim guidance on Section 4960 which was added to the Internal Revenue Code by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  Section 4960 imposes an excise tax on a tax-exempt organizations that matches […]

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U.S. Labor Department to Raise Overtime Threshold to $35,000, Department of Labor’s new proposal
Apr 04, 2019
U.S. Labor Department to Raise Overtime Threshold to $35,000

Learn about the details of the Department of Labor’s new proposal. According to sources, the Department of Labor will soon propose that workers who make under $35,000 be eligible for overtime pay.  The Department of Labor’s new proposal to update overtime pay regulations has been long anticipated and, if the sources prove correct, the DOL […]

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What You Should Know About the DREAM Act, DREAM Act explained
Mar 14, 2019
What You Should Know About the DREAM Act

The DREAM Act explained. The DREAM Act (S. 1615) is a bipartisan act that gives undocumented students (such as high school valedictorians, varsity athletes, and class presidents) a way to obtain legal U.S. residency.  Specifically, the Act allows certain immigrant students who have grown up in the U.S. to apply for conditional non-immigrant status and […]

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Understanding the New Title IX Guidelines for Survivors,proposed Title IX rule changes
Feb 21, 2019
Understanding the New Title IX Guidelines for Survivors

Learn more about the Department of Education’s proposed Title IX rule changes and how they could benefit survivors of sexual harassment. While Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed Title IX rule changes have been met with considerable backlash for strengthening the rights of the accused at the expense of the victim, some experts point out that […]

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