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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

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

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