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Risk & Compliance: Mandatory Paid Leave Is Coming

Human Resources | New leave laws are likely to arrive in your state or city if they haven't already. The time to prepare is now. Article by Amber Stockham, SPHR From the May/June 2020 Net Assets magazine Comprehensive benefits packages are nothing new to independent schools;...


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Model Behavior: New Standards for International Student Recruiting

Enrollment & Financial Aid | What new standards for international recruiters mean for independent schools — and the agencies they interact with. Article by Chris Page, CSIET Year after year, independent schools across the country open their doors to welcome international...


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Risk & Compliance: 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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Your Rights During an OSHA Safety Check

(From Fisher Phillips Newsletter) Employers have the right to be present for any walk-around conducted during an OSHA inspection. Best practices for protecting your walk-around rights includes being assertive of your rights, even when a safety and health officer (CSHO) has not specifically told...


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How Might Federal Policy Impact Independent Schools in 2019?

(from NAIS) What regulations, legislation or rulings coming out of Washington this year might impact independent schools? These five items stand out to NAIS's legal counsel and staff attorney: The U.S. Department of Education’s proposed rule revamping obligations regarding sexual...


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Justices Signal Liberal Interpretation of Overtime Exemption

(from Venable) A ruling this week by the Supreme Court provides a bit more clarity on the long-running dilemma involving whether to adjust salaries and schedules in the event of changes to the federal overtime rule. Specifically, Justice Clarence Thomas rejected the notion that exemptions under...


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Tax Law Confuses UBIT Reporting

(from Associations NOW) A provision in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the sweeping overhaul of the tax code signed into law at the end of last year, requires tax-exempt organizations to compute unrelated business taxable income separately for each business activity, ostensibly to prevent the...


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Feds Expected to Step up I-9 Enforcement

(from SHRM) The federal agency charged with overseeing and enforcing immigration law is expected to dramatically expand its worksite investigations focused on I-9 compliance. Thomas Homan, acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcememt, said the agency intends to double-down on...


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The Right Thing to Do

CEO Notebook | The year has just begun, yet schools have already faced a flurry of storms. From weather disasters to the overtime rule, NBOA is here to support you. Jeffrey Shields, FASAE, CAE NBOA President and CEO What a time this is for independent schools. As if the...


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I-9 Compliance Critical As DACA Winds Down

(from SHRM) Employers are advised to continue to follow recommended practices for Form I-9 compliance as the federal government begins the six-month wind-down of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), the Obama-era program shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Used to...