Jun 9, 2020

U.S. Department of Education Issues Final Title IX Regulations

June 9, 2020 Last month, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released its long-awaited and controversial final rule regarding sexual harassment and other forms of sex discrimination prohibited under Title IX. These new regulations are effective on August 14, 2020. The key points of the new rule are outlined below...

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Jun 11, 2020

U.S. Department of Education Releases Interim Final Rule on Student Eligibility for HEERF Emergency Grants

This afternoon, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) released an unofficial version of an Interim Final Rule (“IFR”) addressing the eligibility of students to receive emergency financial aid grants under Sections 18004(a)(2), 18004(a)(3), and 18004(c) of Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”). The IFR will be published in the Federal...

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Jun 17, 2020

Title VII Prohibits Terminations Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This Monday, the Supreme Court held that Title VII’s protections against discrimination on the basis of sex extend to protect individuals against employment terminations based in part on sexual orientation and gender identity. In a 6-3 majority opinion authored by Justice Gorsuch, the Court plainly presented and answered the question...

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