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The New Pay Equity Laws

Human Resources | While federal law has done little to shrink the gender pay gap, more states have passed laws on comparable pay, which may impact school hiring practices. By Matthew D. Batastini and Sarah H. Fay, Sc hwartz Hannum, PC From the July/August 2019 Net Assets magazine ...


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Who’s in the Room? Calling Witnesses in School Investigations

Human Resources | When a school undertakes a misconduct investigation, deciding who to call as a witness is not always clear. Three independent school lawyers weigh in. This piece is a supplement to the feature article, “ With Justice for All: Misconduct Investigations. ” Three attorneys...

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IRS Announces Cost-of-Living Adjustments for 2020

(From The Bolton Blog) The IRS recently announced cost-of-living adjustments for affordability, Health Savings Accounts and High Deductible Health Plans for 2020. Knowing this information allows employers and employees to plan ahead. Changes include a rise in annual Health Savings Account...

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Difficult Conversations Can Strengthen School Values

Human Resources | When employees aren't meeting expectations, leaders must initiate what might be a difficult conversation. Doing so with courageous authenticity will help leaders have clear, honest and direct communication that can solve issues while being consistent with the school's...

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Case Study: Unified HR

(From Higher Ed HR Magazine) University of California, Irvine, recently unified its HR department to enable the organization to interpret and apply policies and practices consistently, reduce redundancies, leverage best practices, and respond quickly and nimbly to change. Now, instead of three...


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Gender Equality as Retention Tool?

(From Quartz) Gender equality in the workplace is arguably one of the most important ways to attract and retain employees, invest in long-term financial growth and act as an employer of integrity. Quartz media, the Harvard Business School's Gender Initiative, Arjuna Capital and the James Beard...


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Employee Referral Program Tips

(from SHRM) With open jobs often outnumbering qualified candidates, employee referral programs can be invaluable for getting the right people in the right positions. HR experts Aubrey Wiete and Jenna Filipkowski suggest six tips for effective employee referral programs: Give employees the...


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Faculty Housing Attracts Investor Interest

(from TechCrunch) Landed, a licensed real estate brokerage that helps educators buy homes by providing them wth downpayment assistance, has raised $7.5 million in funding to offers its services in more cities. The company now works in the San Francisco Bay Area, Denver and Seattle, all of which...


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New Overtime Rule Proposed

(from the Society of Human Resource Management) T he Department of Labor has proposed an increase in the salary-level threshold for white-collar exemptions to $35,308 per year from $23,660. If finalized, the new overtime rule would result in the reclassification by employers of more than a...


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Top Four Pitfalls of the Hiring Process

CEO Notebook | From relying on resumes to ineffective interviews, these common mistakes can be avoided. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO Hiring season is upon us. During a recent meeting with independent school leaders, I asked the simple question, “How many of...