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Best Practices When a Current Employee Complains

Written by Misti Mukherjee and Alyson J. Guyan It is vital that all employers investigate internal complaints that may be covered under a variety of laws, including EEO laws (for example, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, and state EEO laws), whistleblower laws such as, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd Frank (and state whistleblower laws), OSHA, the False Claims Act, … Continue Reading
August 28, 2015

The NCAA And Transgender Student-Athlete Participation

“Transgender” is an umbrella term for a person whose gender identity presentation is outside stereotypical gender norms and who may seek to change his or her physical characteristics through hormones, gender reassignment surgery, or other actions. Specifically, one’s internal psychological identification as a boy/man or girl/woman does not match the person’s sex at birth. For … Continue reading The NCAA And Transgender Student-Athlete Participation
June 11, 2015

Colleges and Universities Must Address Sexual Violence Against Students

The University of Connecticut (UConn) has agreed to pay nearly $1.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by five current and former female undergraduates who claimed the university  mishandled their complaints of sexual assault. UConn was accused of mishandling rape cases and refusing to condemn or intervene following  reported harassment of female students, in … Continue reading Colleges and Universities Must Address Sexual Violence Against Students
July 30, 2014

NCAA Initiates Formal Changes to Student-Athlete Well-Being Rules

The NCAA Legislative Council has approved proposals for “student-athlete well-being rules.” One proposed rule change would provide Division I student-athletes (both scholarship athletes and walk-ons) with unlimited meals and snacks in conjunction with their athletics participation.  Under current NCAA rules, schools can provide three meals per day or a stipend for those meals to scholarship … Continue reading NCAA Initiates Formal Changes to Student-Athlete Well-Being Rules
April 16, 2014

Why Agents Should Be Aware of All Relevant Agent Athlete Laws

The hefty contracts and marketing deals athletes now command have attracted states’ attention to the conduct of sports agents in light of state laws and regulations.  Forty-three states have athlete agent regulations that regulate the registration, licensing, and conduct of athlete agents.  As the following example illustrates, athlete agents who do not diligently follow state … Continue reading Why Agents Should Be Aware of All Relevant Agent Athlete Laws
December 16, 2011

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