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    “Enough is Enough” Legislation Becomes Law: New York Education Law Article 129-B Establishes New Requirements for New York State Colleges’ and Universities’ Responses to Reports of Sexual Misconduct

    On July 7, 2015, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation that affects the way New York institutions of higher education must respond to reports of sexual misconduct. The legislation, the cornerstone of Governor Cuomo’s “Enough is Enough” campaign, creates Article 129-B of the New York Education Law.  While many provisions of Article 129-B reinforce […]

    U.S. Department of Education Promulgates Final Regulations Implementing Recent Clery Act Amendments

    The U.S. Department of Education has issued final regulations implementing changes made to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“the Clery Act”) by Section 304 of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”), also known as the Campus Sexual Violence Act or Campus SaVE Act. As […]

    Recent Federal Guidance on Title IX and Sexual Violence

    Over the last several weeks, colleges and universities have been inundated with new Title IX and sexual violence guidance and enforcement decisions to digest.  First, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) found Tufts University to be in violation of Title IX despite the fact that the parties previously had entered into […]

    New IRS Guidance for Calculation of Hours Worked by Adjunct Faculty and Student Employees under the Affordable Care Act

    The Internal Revenue Service recently provided much anticipated guidance concerning the application of the Affordable Care Act (the “Act”) to adjunct faculty and student employees. The shared responsibility provisions of the Act require that employers provide all full-time employees with affordable, minimum value health coverage. However, college administrators have been faced with the daunting task […]

    Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013

    On December 18, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law the Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the “Act”).  The Act signifies the first substantial overhaul of the laws governing New York’s nonprofit sector in almost a half-century.  The Act, which will take effect on July 1, 2014, amends numerous sections of the New York […]