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HTMLSupreme Court Ruling Exposes Continuing Division on Use of Race in Higher Education Admissions
Catherine C. Deneke, Dean Richlin, Robert E. Toone; Foley Hoag LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 22, 2014
Today’s ruling in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action shows that the justices on the U.S. Supreme Court remain fundamentally divided about the future of race-conscious admission policies in higher education. While the Court’s holding on the right of Michigan voters to...

 

Adobe PDFAPPR Decision of the Nassau County Supreme Court
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 22, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014
A recent decision of the Nassau County Supreme Court serves as an important reminder that school districts and BOCES must take into account the Annual Professional Performance Reviews ("APPR") of their teachers and principals when making employment decisions. In Evans v. Board of...

 

HTMLTransgender Issues Highlight Tensions Between Students' Rights To Liberty And Privacy
Daniel C. Perkins; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014
In the wake of controversy over school vouchers, fights over appropriate curriculum, and the endless battles to decide whether school funding is adequate, the nation’s public and private schools certainly have their share of problems to overcome. It is no wonder that issues pertaining to...

 

HTMLNLRB Regional Director Allows College Football Players to Vote to Unionize
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 3, 2014
On March 26, 2014, Peter Ohr, the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB or "the Board") Regional Director for Chicago (the "RD"), held that scholarship players on Northwestern University's football team are "employees" under Section 2(3) of the National Labor...

 

HTMLFlag On The Play: Will Unions Change the Game of College Sports?
Paul H. Burmeister; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2014, previously published on April 1, 2014
In a historic move, members of the Northwestern University football team recently took initial steps to form a union and seek collective-bargaining rights with the university. Shortly thereafter, the team filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In a decision that has some...

 

HTMLCollege Savings for Students With Special Needs
Leah M. McElmoyl; Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
April 8, 2014, previously published on April 2014
Faced with the increasing cost of higher education, students and their families must begin saving for college from an early age -- often from birth. 529 College Savings Plans offer families a great opportunity to set aside money for a child's college education, especially since funds held in 529...

 

HTMLEducation MBR Voted Out Of Committee
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2014, previously published on April 4, 2014
House Bill 487, the K-12 education portion of the governor’s Mid-Biennium Review package passed out of the House Education Committee this week.

 

HTMLCollege Football Players Are Employees, and the Heisman Trophy Becomes the “Employee of the Year” Award...
Mark J. Neuberger, Christopher G. Ward; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 31, 2014
Making massive waves throughout the collegiate and legal communities, the Chicago Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) determined Wednesday that scholarship ¿ but not walk-on ¿ football players of Northwestern University are employees under the...

 

HTMLNLRB Regional Director Holds Northwestern University Football Players Are Employees, And Can Unionize
Vorys Sater Seymour Pease LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 27, 2014
Yesterday, the NLRB’s regional director for Region 13, Peter Ohr, issued a 24-page ruling in which he held that college football players at Northwestern University were employees entitled to the right to organize. Ohr reasoned that the players met the standard for an employee under the NLRA...

 

HTMLWhat could the Labor Board Decision About College Football Players and Unions Mean for Your Business?
Brooke Duncan, M. Scott Jones; Adams and Reese LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 3, 2014, previously published on March 28, 2014
In a decision sure to send huge ripples throughout the world of collegiate sports—and elsewhere—the National Labor Relations Board’s Chicago office sided with football players at Northwestern University who said they were employees and deserve to have a union if they want one.

 


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