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Summary of Provisions of The CARES Act and Associated Appropriations Language Related to Labor and Small Businesses

Small businesses across the U.S. have been hit especially hard in recent weeks as Americans shelter-in-place and practice social distancing to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. In response, Congress has passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to help workers, families, and businesses during this […]

  Mar 28, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Summary of CARES Act provisions relating to Health Care

The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented stress on the health care system and the country at large. In response, Congress has passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act’’ or the ‘‘CARES Act.” The CARES Act is an over 2 trillion dollar aid package designed to sustain the country […]

  Mar 27, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Summary of Provisions of the Cares Act and Associated Appropriations Language Related to Higher Education

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced institutions of higher education to rapidly shift their instructional methods to adapt to this evolving situation. The over two trillion dollar CARES Act stimulus package is in part designed to grant regulatory flexibility and monetary relief to schools as they adopt distance […]

  Mar 27, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Patrick Deady follows up with Cheddar News Network on the Trump Impeachment Trial and the legal teams representing both sides

Patrick E. Deady, shareholder and head of Litigation Practice at HMBR, follows up with Cheddar News Network on the Trump impeachment trial discussing the members of the Trump’s defense team and the House managers for the prosecution.  Patrick also talks about the possible strategies each side will present.  View the […]

  Jan 21, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Important Notice on State Authorization of Distance Education Programs

In an unofficial federal register notice published yesterday, the Department of Education explained that as a result of the April 26, 2019 decision in National Education Association v. DeVos, No. 18-cv-05173-LB (N.D. CA April 26, 2019), which went into effect on May 26, 2019, the final state authorization regulations, published December 19, 2016 (81 FR 92236), took effect. These regulations contain important changes to Sections 600.2 (Definition of a “State authorization reciprocity agreement”), 600.9(c) (State authorization); 668.2 (Definition of “Distance Education”) and 668.50 (Institutional disclosures for distance or correspondence programs).

  Jul 23, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Update: Official Gainful Employment (GE) Rule by U.S. Department of Education Published

As we posted on June 28, 2019, the U.S. DOE rescinded the Gainful Employment (GE) Rule and posted the official version today, July 1, 2019. Below is the link to the Federal Register for your files: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/07/01/2019-13703/program-integrity-gainful-employment In an Electronic Announcement issued on Friday, the Department provided: An institution that early implements […]

  Jul 1, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Breaking News: U.S. DOE Rescinds Gainful Employment (GE) Rule – Official Version to be posted on July 1

Late on June 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded the “Gainful Employment” (GE) Rule.  (The Department posted the “unpublished” notice in the rescinded GE Rule on Friday and will post the official version on July 1).  The GE Rule applied to all programs at all Title IV eligible […]

  Jun 28, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Client Alert – DOE Announces Additional Guidance on 2019 GE Disclosure Template (July 1, 2019 deadline to update disclosures)

On June 7, 2019, the Department of Education (“Department”) posted Electronic Announcement #121 – Additional Guidance on Completing the 2019 GE Disclosure Template. Recall that in 2014, the Obama Administration promulgated the Gainful Employment (GE) Rule, which assesses whether a program has prepared students to earn enough to repay their […]

  Jun 19, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Client Alert: Department of Education Issues Q&A on 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment Regulations

The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) has issued a Q&A document on OPE’s implementation of the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) regulations, which took effect following unsuccessful litigation by the Department to delay their implementation. Recall that under the 2016 BDR regulations, an institution must demonstrate to the Secretary […]

  Jun 6, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

DOE Announcement of 2019 Gainful Employment Disclosure Dates

Client Alert We previously communicated that on May 16, 2019, (though dated 5/9/19) The Department of Education posted the  Electronic Announcement #119 – Release of the 2019 GE Disclosure Template.  The deadline for compliance for all institutions with programs subject to Gainful Employment is still  July 1, 2019.  On May […]

  May 28, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts