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|Changing the Private Placement Playbook - General Solicitation and General Advertising Now Permitted for Certain Offerings|
Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP;
October 16, 2013, previously published on October 14, 2013On September 23, 2013, new Securities and Exchange Commission rules took effect that:
|Indiana Public Schools and State of Indiana File Lawsuit Against IRS over Employer Mandate|
Bose McKinney Evans LLP;
October 14, 2013, previously published on October 8, 2013Fifteen Indiana public school corporations and the State of Indiana filed a lawsuit in federal court today against the Internal Revenue Service, the United States Department of the Treasury and the United States Department of Health and Human Services in connection with the Affordable Care Act. The...
|New Law Requires Local Public Agencies in California To Notify Anyone Affected by a Security Breach|
Jeffrey S. Ballinger, Marco A. Verdugo, Paula C.P. de Sousa; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
October 8, 2013, previously published on October 3, 2013Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 1149 (AB 1149) and Senate Bill 46 (SB 46) into law, extending the requirements of the state’s information privacy breach notice law to local public agencies and expanding the scope of personal information that prompts a disclosure of a security...
|Teachers Should Think Before Venting on Social Media|
Janet S. Hayes; Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.;
October 7, 2013, previously published on October 2013The back-to-school season is winding down. Homework has started, and the excitement of a new school year is giving way to the tedium of the school routine.
|Higher Education Will See Greater Impact as Government Shutdown Continues|
Elizabeth A. Bozicevic, Anne D. Cartwright; Husch Blackwell LLP;
October 7, 2013, previously published on October 2, 2013According to the Department of Education, the federal government’s shutdown is expected to have limited short-term effect on educational institutions. But, if the shutdown lasts longer than a week, colleges and universities may see delays in student aid programs and customer service.
|Time For Your School's Annual Checkup|
Suzanne K. Bogdan; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
October 4, 2013, previously published on October 1, 2013Now that school has started, it’s time to ensure that your house is in order for the school year. Each year we outline those items in which we see trends developing or find issues with which schools consistently have challenges. It is far better to address these issues preventively rather...
|Big Little Man On Campus: Protecting Minors At Colleges And Universities|
Candice C. Pinares-Baez; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
October 4, 2013, previously published on October 1, 2013Hazing, underage drinking, and campus noise violations. These are all issues that most colleges and universities are very familiar with. Policies, procedures, and response protocols have been developed, tried, and tested with respect to those issues which accompany the young-adult population. But...
|Back to School: Employers Must Remain Mindful of Employee Entitlement to School-Related Leave|
Michael S. Arnold; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 4, 2013, previously published on October 2, 2013School is back in full swing and we thought it best to update our previous post addressing school-related leave requirements for employers. Many states require (or at least encourage) employers to provide short-term unpaid job-protected leave to their employees seeking to participate in their...
|New Limitations on Withholding Grades or Credits for Outstanding Fees|
Albin Bauer, Melissa A. Ebel; Eastman & Smith Ltd.;
October 4, 2013, previously published on October 2013School officials frequently encounter controversy when they attempt to withhold grades or credits for a student’s failure to pay required instructional fees or charges for damage to school property. Ohio law authorizes a school board to adopt rules prescribing a schedule of fees for...
|The U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education Release New Information About Using Race in Higher Education|
Catherine C. Deneke, Robert E. Toone; Foley Hoag LLP;
October 2, 2013, previously published on September 30, 2013On September 27, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education released a document entitled “Questions and Answers About Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.” This is the first guidance released by either department since the Supreme Court’s June 2013 ruling...