News & Insight

Refresher on The Congressional Review Act and Regulatory Actions Occurring Within Congress’ “Look-Back” Period

With less than a month away from Election Day, the possibility of a new Presidential Administration and a change in the Congressional majority presents an opportunity to refresh our understanding of the Congressional Review Act (“CRA”) and its procedural rules for expedited review of agency rulemaking. Enacted in 1996, the […]

  Oct 27, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

Patrick Deady participates in College of Labor and employment lawyers 7th circuit fall program for law students

Patrick Deady, a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, recently participated in the College’s 7th Circuit Fellows’ fall program for law students held virtually for the first time in its ten year history.  Mr. Deady was one of the panelists who discussed issues and concerns in remote […]

  Oct 19, 2020  |  By    |   On Firm News

CLIENT ALERT: EXECUTIVE ORDER ON COMBATING RACE AND SEX STEREOTYPING LIMITS CERTAIN TYPES OF DIVERSITY TRAINING

By: Debbie Osgood and Linh T. Nguyen On September 22, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping (“EO”) to combat, in the Trump Administration’s view, “offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating” in certain diversity trainings hosted by executive departments and agencies, […]

  Sep 25, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

The U.S. Department of Education Issues Final Rule on Religious Liberty and Free Inquiry

On September 22, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) issued the Final Rule on Religious Liberty and Free Inquiry (“Final Rule”). The Final Rule implements new requirements on public and private institutions of higher education as material conditions of receiving certain federal grants. These material conditions relate to free […]

  Sep 24, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

HMBR Shareholder Named Co-Chair of the ABA’s Labor and Employment Law Section’s Trial Institute

Patrick Deady, head of the firm’s Litigation Practice, was recently named the union/employee co-chair of the Trial Institute of the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law. The Trial Institute sponsors a biannual comprehensive four-day trial skills training course specifically designed for mid-level labor and employment lawyers.  The 3rd Trial […]

  Sep 16, 2020  |  By    |   On Firm News

HMBR Successfully Appeals A Circuit Court Decision That Reinstated Pension Credits Awarded To A Government Employee For Unqualified Prior Employment

The River Forest Township (Township), together with the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) successfully appealed a decision of the Cook County Circuit Court that had reinstated 198 months of “omitted service credit” awarded to a former Township employee for his prior employment with a non-profit entity not eligible to make […]

  Sep 9, 2020  |  By    |   On Firm News

CLIENT ALERT: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ISSUE FINAL RULE ON DISTANCE EDUCATION AND INNOVATION

The U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) has announced that it will soon officially publish in the Federal Register final regulations governing distance education and innovation in higher education (“Final Rule”).  The Final Rule is one of three final regulations to follow from the consensus-building work of the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee […]

  Aug 28, 2020  |  By    |   On COVID-19 and Cares Act (EDUCATION)

NEW TITLE IX REGULATIONS GO INTO EFFECT

New Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment implemented on August 14, 2020.

  Aug 14, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

LEGAL ALERT: COURTS DENY MOTIONS FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION IN IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW TITLE IX REGS

U.S. District Court Judges for the District of Columbia and the Southern District of New York have denied motions for a preliminary injunction to enjoin implementation of the Department of Education’s (“ED”) new Title IX rule. The D.C. case was brought by attorneys general in 17 states and the District […]

  Aug 14, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Upcoming HMBR Webinar: Title IX Sexual Harassment Training

The new Title IX Regulations on Sexual Harassment became effective on August 14, 2020. HMBR is offering a webinar to help colleges and universities comply with the new training requirements in the regulations.  Sign up here. This training is designed for Title IX Coordinators, investigators, hearing officers, hearing panel members, […]

  Aug 13, 2020  |  By    |   On Compliance - Title IX