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    Accused Student’s Title IX Claim Gets Rejected

    A recent Title IX lawsuit by a University of South Florida (“USF”) student was dismissed by a federal judge. The student, John Doe, accused USF of violating his rights under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. (“Title IX”). Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination […]

    Employee versus Independent Contractor? New DOL Guidance Suggests that Most Workers are Employees

    In the wake of recent lawsuits and administrative proceedings against Lyft, Uber and other similar companies for misclassifying employees as independent contractors, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has provided new guidance in an attempt to clear up some of the confusion. The guidance, “Administrator’s Interpretation,” emphasizes the DOL’s inclusive definition of “employee” and makes […]