Increasing 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?
Feb. 5, 2016
Feb. 3, 2016
Great 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.
Jan. 26, 2016
Stressed 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.
Jan. 25, 2016
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.
Jan. 21, 2016
Do 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.
Jan. 19, 2016
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.
Jan. 6, 2016
The 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.
Dec. 17, 2015
A 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.
Dec. 16, 2015
A 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.
Dec. 15, 2015
After 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.