Subsidizing Student Health Insurance With Stipends – New Agency Guidance and Relief (Employment Matters)
February 10, 2016| Blog
In a recent article by our colleague Patricia Moran of Mintz Levin’s Employment Labor and Benefits practice, new light is shed regarding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) effects on health insurance stipends provided to students at educational institutions.
February 4, 2016| Blog
Recently, our colleague Patricia Moran contributed an article to Employment Matters, Mintz Levin’s Employment, Labor & Benefits blog, regarding “The Health and Welfare ‘Wrap’ Document: What It Is and Why You Want One”.
Settlement Agreements with Students Are Protected Student Records But Must Be Disclosed in Redacted Form Under Public Records Law, Says Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
November 30, 2015| Blog
What is the responsibility of a public educational institution when it receives a public records request for material that it believes it must keep private under state and federal student records laws?
November 17, 2015| Blog
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.
November 5, 2015| Blog
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.
October 28, 2015| Blog
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.
October 7, 2015| Blog
Our colleague Tyrone Thomas was recently quoted in the Law360 article, Attorneys React to NCAA Student-Athlete Pay Ruling in connection with the Ninth Circuit Court's decision to strike down the NCAA's ban on paying student-athletes and the positive implications of the decision for the NCAA. The article offers expert insight from various attorneys on the significance of the ruling.
VAWA Implementation and the Potential Impact of Proposed Massachusetts Bill S.650 on Colleges and Universities
September 25, 2015| Blog
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".
NLRB Calls Out the Punt Team and Declines Jurisdiction Over Northwestern University Football Players
August 19, 2015| Blog
Our colleague Tyrone Thomas recently posted in Employment Matters regarding the NRLB's decision to decline to assert jurisdiction in ruling on the petition of Northwestern University's scholarship football players to unionize.
Unpaid Intern v. Employee Classification Analysis Must Look at Who is Primary Beneficiary of Relationship, Second Circuit Holds
July 3, 2015| Blog
Our colleague Michael Arnold recently posted an article to Employment Matters titled, "Unpaid Intern v. Employee Classification Analysis Must Look at Who is Primary Beneficiary of Relationship, Second Circuit Holds".
June 19, 2015| Blog
Mintz Levin's Cynthia Larose and Julia Siripurapu recently posted an article to Privacy & Security Matters that examines in-depth the newly signed House Bill 520.
June 14, 2015| Blog
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.
May 4, 2015| Advisory
The heady days of 2012 saw “Gangnam Style” dominate the U.S. music charts, Patricia Krentcil rocket to fame as the “New Jersey Tanning Mom,” and the New York Giants win the Super Bowl.
April 22, 2015| Advisory
In my post of April 2, Divided Supreme Court Restricts Provider Challenges to State Medicaid Rates, I wrote about the March 31st Supreme Court decision that providers may not sue in federal court over the adequacy of state Medicaid rates (See Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Ctr., Inc. (“Exceptional Child Center”).
April 21, 2015| Advisory
Last year New York passed legislation known as the “Emergency Medical Services and Surprise Bills” law, a much-heralded consumer protection law primarily intended to guard against surprise bills for out of network (OON) health care services.
A “Solution” in Search of a Problem? The Innovation Act of 2015 and Trends in Fee-shifting in Patent Litigation
March 13, 2015| Alert
On February 5, 2015, Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H.R. 9, entitled the “Innovation Act.”
February 13, 2015| Advisory
On February 8, 2015, the Board of Governors of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (“IEEE”) approved changes to the IEEE Patent Policy that provide additional specificity as to the nature of the obligation attaching to member-owned patents that are essential to an IEEE standard.
January 13, 2015| Advisory
Currently on appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is Carnegie Mellon University’s (“CMU”) $1.535 billion judgment for patent infringement against Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (collectively “Marvell”), which is one of the largest damages awards for patent infringement in history.
January 12, 2015| Advisory
Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Int’l on patentable subject matter, courts have tried to follow the prescribed framework.
January 7, 2015| Advisory
Significant portions of the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act (the “Revitalization Act” or the “Act”) went into effect in 2014. The Act represents the first overhaul in more than 40 years of laws applicable to nonprofit organizations that are incorporated and operate or solicit charitable contributions in the State of New York.
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