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Yearly Archives: 2020

Debbie Osgood Elected as Program Committee Chair for Associated Colleges of Illinois

Debbie Osgood has been elected to serve as the Program Committee Chair for the Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI). ACI is a network of 22 private independent colleges and universities located in urban, suburban and rural communities throughout Illinois.  ACI supports member institutions by helping to advance independent liberal arts […]

  Jun 24, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

Legal Alert: Supreme Court holds that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on Sexual Orientation or Transgender Status (Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia)

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-3 decision that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination because of “sex” for LGBTQ employees. The landmark decision—penned by Justice Gorsuch and joined in full by Justice Breyer, Ginsburg, Kagan, Sotomayor, and Chief Justice Roberts—unequivocally provides that when […]

  Jun 16, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

HMBR’s New Title IX Compliance Webpage

  Check out our new HMBR webpage:  Title IX Compliance.  This new webpage provides easy access to key Title IX legal documents, including the final Title IX regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education last month.  The final regulations will require that by August 14, 2020, schools make significant […]

  Jun 8, 2020  |  By    |   On Compliance - Title IX

NSA Telework Security Guidelines and Video Conferencing

The COVID-19 pandemic and CARES Act have more and more providers examining telehealth as a method of delivering care during this period of reduced patient access and beyond. To facilitate the transition of certain services to telehealth, the Health and Human Services (“HHS”) Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) has announced […]

  May 28, 2020  |  By    |   On Data Privacy and Protection

HMBR Resource for Colleges and Universities Considering Reopening for Fall 2020

As students across the nation wrap up an unconventional semester, college and university leadership and administrators are wondering when their campuses can reopen and how they might begin this herculean task. While much remains uncertain, it is clear that colleges and universities must be nimble in meeting this challenge while […]

  May 26, 2020  |  By    |   On COVID-19 and Cares Act (EDUCATION)

Debbie Osgood Provides “Expert Analysis” of the Final Title IX Regulations in LAW360

Debbie Osgood’s new article on the final Title IX regulations was published in the “Expert Analysis” section of Law360 today.  As an HMBR partner and former OCR Enforcement Director, Debbie provides her perspective on the recalibrated scope of Title IX and the role of the federal government in addressing campus […]

  May 19, 2020  |  By    |   On Compliance - Title IX

New OCR Guidance on Complying with Federal Civil Rights Laws during the Coronavirus Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has issued guidance to assist  postsecondary institutions in meeting their obligations under Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act during the Coronavirus pandemic. The guidance, which takes a […]

  May 19, 2020  |  By    |   On Compliance - Title IX

HMBR Webinar on the Final Title IX Regulations

  HMBR WEBINAR ON THE FINAL TITLE IX REGULATIONS Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 1-2 p.m. CST     HMBR is pleased to invite you to attend our webinar on the final Title IX regulations. The regulations, released by the U.S. Department of Education on May 6, 2020, dramatically reset the […]

  May 8, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

HMBR Issues Comprehensive Summary of New Title IX Regulations

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued its much-anticipated new Title IX regulations on sexual harassment.  The Department stated that new regulations will go into effect on August 14, 2020.  These new regulations mark the first time in the history of the Title IX statute (passed in […]

  May 7, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Health Care Collaboration is Necessary to Re-Start the American Economy

April 19, 2020 Late last week, the White House released its plan for resuscitating the U.S. economy.  Hospitals, doctors, health systems, and other health care professionals and facilities should see in this guidance – along with requirements at the state and local level – an opportunity for leadership and bold […]

  Apr 21, 2020  |  By    |   On Firm News