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Preparing for a New World of Collective Action by Student-Athletes

November 17, 2015 | Blog | By Tyrone Thomas

With stunning speed, the balance of power between collegiate athletes and the institutions they play for has changed. Recent events at the University of Missouri may feel like a tectonic shift but the preceding tremors had been evident for some time. 
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) voted 3-1 to reconsider its decision in Brown University, 342 NLRB 483 (2004) that graduate teaching and research assistants are not employees under the National Labor Relations Act (the “Act”) and, therefore, not entitled to collective bargaining rights.

Ray Cotton Named to Best Lawyers in America 2016!

October 28, 2015 | Blog | By Meghan Burke

Our colleague Ray Cotton was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the country's top peer-selected lawyers in Education Law.  Best Lawyers is considered the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.
On Tuesday, September 29th Mintz Levin's Education practice will host a panel on "VAWA Implementation and the Potential Impact of Proposed Massachusetts Bill S.650 on College and Universities".
Mintz Levin's Patricia Moran recently completed the final installment of "Student Employees and the Affordable Care Act", an insightful, four-part series discussing the ACA and issues relevant to the variety of student employee positions available at today's educational institutions.
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