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HR and the Courts: Recent Rulings on Class-Action Pension Litigation, First Amendment Free Speech, Anxiety as a Disability Under the ADA and More

by CUPA-HR

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.

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NLRB Issues Long-Awaited Decision on Northwestern University Football Players

by CUPA-HR

nlrbOn August 17, the National Labor Relations Board issued a unanimous decision dismissing a representation petition filed by a group of Northwestern University football players seeking to unionize — a landmark decision in a case which had the potential to significantly alter the makeup of college athletics.

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5 Ways to Prepare for the NLRB’s New Election Process

by Gayle Kiser

people in the shape of a handshake. Given new procedures and the speed with which an election can take place, private-sector colleges and universities need to not only understand the new rules, but also have a plan for adhering to the new requirements and timelines. In a CUPA-HR webinar, Jonathan C. Fritts, a partner at Morgan Lewis, covered the key changes in detail and shared these five takeaways.

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Trending Topics From the Knowledge Center – April 2015

by Gayle Kiser

higher-education-hr-newsEach month, Knowledge Center content manager Patti Couger seeks out news briefs and timely resources to share on the Knowledge Center home page. Here are the topics highlighted this month: NLRB on Adjuncts and Graduate Assistants, ACA Cadillac Tax, Stay Interviews and Social Media Policies.

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6 Ways to Cultivate Labor Peace With Adjunct Faculty

by Missy Kline

cultivating-blogNearly every higher education institution in the U.S. employs adjunct faculty; and at many colleges and universities, these off-the-tenure-track professors make up the majority of the teaching faculty. These employees are a vital part of the higher ed workforce, contributing in myriad ways to institutions’ teaching and learning goals. But with the rise in the number of adjuncts across the country also comes a push by unions to organize them. How can institutions lessen the likelihood that adjunct faculty will feel the need to collectively bargain?

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