Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Pearson, maker of educational programs such as aimswebPlus, suffered a data breach revealing information concerning students from more than 13,000 schools and universities. The report details that Pearson learned of the breach … Read more
The District Court of Connecticut recently decided an important case involving Title IX investigations. In John Doe v. Quinnipiac University, 2019 WL 3003830 (D. Conn. July 10, 2019), a male undergraduate student, John Doe (“Doe”), claimed the university treated … Read more
On July 1, 2019, President Trump signed into law the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 which, among other things, expands the types of tax-exempt organizations that must file their annual returns electronically.
Currently, a tax-exempt organization is required to e-file … Read more
Shipman & Goodwin attorney Leander Dolphin will participate in the panel discussion “Advising the Applicant with a Disability” at the 2019 Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA) Conference.
The panelists will discuss what a pre-law advisor should know about helping … Read more
The IRS has provided notice that effective May 28, 2019, it will be expanding the methods by which a tax-exempt independent school, college or university (a “school”) can satisfy the required disclosure of its racially nondiscriminatory policy by now permitting … Read more
Join Shipman & Goodwin employment attorneys Zach Hummel and Keegan Drenosky for this complimentary CLE webinar outlining the steps employers should take to conduct legally sound workplace investigations arising from complaints involving discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, bullying, violence, whistleblowing, retaliation, … Read more
In March, federal prosecutors announced criminal charges in connection with the nation’s largest-ever college admissions prosecution. The federal investigation, called “Operation Varsity Blues,” involved 200 agents and resulted in charges against 50 people in six states. Those charged include wealthy … Read more
Join us for our annual spring seminar for public sector clients and friends, when we will address issues facing school districts, municipalities and other government agencies. The program begins with a plenary session covering a timely topic, followed by a … Read more
Join Shipman & Goodwin labor and employment attorneys Peter Murphy and Greg Jones for this complimentary CLE webinar reviewing effective legal strategies for dealing with difficult employees and the importance of a meaningful approach with regard to employee discipline. Presenters … Read more
Don’t wait until it’s too late. There are steps you can take now to protect you and your business from costly litigation. This program will provide training and education on sexual harassment awareness and prevention for all supervisory personnel as … Read more
Join Shipman & Goodwin exempt organization tax attorney Ray Casella for this informative webinar discussing the new UBTI rules applicable to employer-provided parking. He will address questions about UBTI including:
- Why do we have it?
- How do we comply with
Shipman & Goodwin exempt organization tax attorney Ray Casella will present an informative webinar and lively discussion where he will answer questions about school tax obligations for employee and teacher parking and the new UBTI rules. The presentation will begin … Read more
Three female students recently filed a Title IX class action lawsuit seeking damages against Yale University. They allege that the University subjected them to a sexually hostile educational environment by failing to take remedial action as women were sexually harassed … Read more
The U.S. Department of Education recently released its anticipated proposed regulations regarding sexual harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. If adopted, these regulations could have a significant impact on the manner in which educational agencies and … Read more
Unions have been actively organizing graduate students, while wanting to avoid having the National Labor Relations Board involved. They are particularly concerned that President Trump’s appointees to the National Labor Relations Board, who are now a majority of the Board … Read more
Shipman & Goodwin attorney Leander A. Dolphin will participate in the panel discussion “#Metoo: Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment in the Professional Workplace” hosted by the University of Saint Joseph.
When: November 26, 2018, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM … Read more
Shipman & Goodwin attorney Leander A. Dolphin will discuss the intersection of conduct and disability within higher education at an upcoming event sponsored by the Connecticut Association on Higher Education and Disability (“CT AHEAD”).
When: November 9, 2018, 9:00 AM … Read more
There have been two recent developments regarding union organizing efforts on University campuses. At Northwestern University, a mail ballot election among adjunct faculty took place in July 2016. The Service Employees International Union challenged 25 of those ballots but the … Read more
Shipman & Goodwin attorney Gwen J. Zittoun will co-present on legal compliance and best practices of student data privacy on November 20, 2018, at the CEN Education and Development Advisory Council Workshop.
The interactive workshop will provide a solid … Read more
Please join us for our annual fall seminar on October 25, 2018 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. This promises to be an interesting and informative program regarding recent developments in labor and employment law. Our half-day seminar will include discussions … Read more
On June 27, we issued an alert concerning the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Janus v. AFSCME (June 27, 2018). There, the Court held that mandatory agency fees (also sometimes known as service fees) for public employees … Read more
In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court today ruled that provisions requiring public employees to pay agency fees violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. In doing so, the Supreme Court expressly overruled its own 41-year-old precedent.… Read more
On May 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the launch of a Website Accessibility Technical Assistance Initiative (the “Initiative”). As part of the Initiative, OCR will offer a series of general and personalized … Read more