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Higher Salary Thresholds Coming for FLSA Exemptions

On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) announced a new Final Rule updating and revising minimum wage and overtime pay regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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EEOC Issues Updated Harassment Guidance on LGBTQ+ Workers, Pregnancy Status, Remote Work and More

On Monday, April 29, 2024, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published its long-awaited updated guidance on workplace harassment. Learn about the key facts and updates here.

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Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month – May 2024

Learn more about Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month through our spotlight.

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Guy C. Hall Has Been Appointed as a Member of the Illinois State Bar Health Care Section Council

Robbins Schwartz is pleased to announce Guy C. Hall has been appointed to serve as a Member of the Illinois State Bar Association Health Care Section Council.

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Catherine R. Locallo Named 1st Vice President of the Justinian Society of Lawyers

Catherine R. Locallo has been named 1st Vice President of the Justinian Society of Lawyers.

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Title IX Amendments Released, Effective August 1, 2024

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has issued its final Title IX regulations, which will go into effect on August 1, 2024. Read more about their guidance in our recent law alert.

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Update on Proposed Amendment to Exclude Schools and Park Districts from County Paid Leave Ordinance

The Legislative and Intergovernmental Relations Committee recently deferred voting on the proposed amendment to Paid Leave Ordinance. Read more about the updated in our latest law alert.

Supreme Court Allows High School Admissions Policy Designed to Promote Diversity

On February 20, 2024, the Supreme Court declined to review whether a Virginia high school's 2020 revised admissions policy, which aimed at fostering student diversity, constituted racial discrimination. Read more about the revised policy in our latest law alert.

ISBE Model Bullying Prevention Policy Now Available

Public Act 103-0047 was recently passed, adding new requirements to schools' bullying prevention and response obligations. Read more about the update in our latest law alert.

Refresher on Educational Support Staff RIF Procedures and Updates to Teacher Non-Renewal/RIF Deadlines

As the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year quickly approaches, school districts are gearing up for staffing needs in 2024-2025 and beyond. Check out our latest in brief for a refresher on educational support staff RIF procedures and more.

Professor’s Complaint That University Demoted and Disciplined Him Because of His Anti-DEI Statements and Blog Post Turned Away by Supreme Court

A professor was demoted and disciplined by his university for anti-DEI statements and blog posts. Read more about the case in our latest law alert.

Supreme Court Allows West Point to Consider Race In Its Admission Policy

The Supreme Court has decided that West Point can continue to take race into account as a factor in its admission policy. Read more about the decision in our latest law alert.

Federal Judge Oral Argument Orders Challenges as Sex and Race Discrimination

A judicial conduct complaint was recently filed against three federal judges alleging that their standings orders constitutes discrimination against race and sex. Read more about the case in our latest law alert.

Physical Agility Test Did Not Discriminate Against Women Firefighter Applicants

The Seventh Circuit Court ruled in favor of the City of Madison, Wisconsin in a recent case regarding a female firefighter applicant claiming the physical agility test had a disparate impact on women. Read more about the case in our most recent law alert.

Higher Education Happenings, February 2024

Higher Education Happenings is a complimentary newsletter published by our attorneys in the firm's higher education practice group. Read our latest edition here.

Celebrating Black History Month

Join us in honoring Black excellence, strength, and unity this Black History Month.