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Best Practices in Training and Compliance Around Title IX

by Missy Kline

light bulbs-300Increasing reports of sexual violence on college campuses across the nation have brought the subject out of the shadows and into the light. Whether it’s that sexual assaults are increasing in frequency or just that more people are coming forward to report such incidents, it’s an issue that must be addressed. So what actions can colleges and universities take to curb sexual violence on campus and help create a safe, respectful, collegiate learning and teaching environment?

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Award-Winning Work in Higher Ed HR

by Missy Kline

trophies_blogGreat work is being done by HR organizations at colleges and universities across the country. From innovations in processes and procedures to transformative HR work, from unique and forward-thinking diversity and inclusion initiatives to championing change, many HR organizations are successfully positioning themselves as strategic business partners and contributors to their institutions’ missions — and many institutional presidents are paving the way for HR to get the job done.

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FLSA Overtime: How, When and Why to Prepare

by CUPA-HR

overtime_blogStressed about the pending changes to the FLSA's overtime regulations? You're not alone! Higher ed institutions across the country are taking proactive steps to prepare for the coming changes to the "white collar" exemption. Read on to find out how you can begin to build your compliance strategy now.

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NLRB’S Joint Employer Ruling Appealed

by CUPA-HR

Browning-Ferris Industries has appealed the NLRB’s ruling (known as the BFI case) to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In BFI, the Board greatly expanded the decades old "joint employer" standard under the National Labor Relations Act. This new standard creates additional liabilities for private-sector employers entering into contracts for services.

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5 Ways to Evolve Your Diversity Training

by Missy Kline

blog imageDo your diversity training initiatives inspire continued dialogue and action long after class ends, or are the concepts and ideas covered in training sessions left behind when people leave the room? If you’re not seeing the desired results from your DEI training efforts, it may be time to rethink the message you’re delivering and how you’re delivering it.

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NLRB Invites Amicus Briefs to Determine Whether Grad Students Are Employees Under the NLRA

by CUPA-HR

On January 13, the NLRB invited the filing of briefs to address the underlying issues that are raised in Columbia University — namely, whether it should revisit its Brown University ruling which states that graduate students are not employees and therefore cannot unionize.

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DHS Proposes New H-1B Visa Rule to Help High-Skilled Foreign Workers

by CUPA-HR

Visa-applicationThe proposal seeks to provide certainty to U.S. employers seeking to retain high-skilled temporary workers who are sponsored for lawful permanent residence by allowing H-1B nonimmigrant workers to extend their nonimmigrant status, beyond the initial six-year limit of the H-1B program, in three-year intervals.

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3 Ways to Help Make Recruitment More Inclusive

by Julie Boggs

Diverse PeopleA controversial University of Louisville job ad made waves recently in the higher ed community. The controversy comes at a time when recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and other higher ed institutions serve as a reminder that a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion must be the personal and professional responsibility of every higher education leader and member of the campus community.

It’s not always easy, though, for institutions to put that idea into practical action, especially when it comes to faculty and staff recruitment.

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How to Prepare For (and Respond to) an Active Shooter Incident on Campus

by Missy Kline

iStock_000061236344_XXXLargeA Time magazine article from October stated that there had been 23 shootings on college campuses so far in 2015, but that number has since risen with additional shootings at universities in Arizona, Texas and Tennessee. Bottom line: every college and university must have a plan in place in the event tragedy unfolds on their campus.

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DOL’s Persuader Rule Nears Fruition

by CUPA-HR

unionAfter years of delay, DOL's “persuader” rule is inching closer to publication. On December 7, DOL’s Office of Labor-Management Standards, taking the final step before a rule can be published, sent a proposed final rule to the Office of Management and Budget. The rule would increase reporting requirements for employers facing union organizing campaigns on almost any communication with employees about unions if a consultant or attorney has assisted the employer. Previously scheduled to be finalized in December 2015, the rule is now slated for finalization early next year.

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