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Saul Ewing Higher Education Law – Boston, Massachusetts

Event Dates: September 15, 2016
Industries: Higher Education
Services: Labor and Employment

The Higher Education Practice of Saul Ewing LLP invites you to attend our educational CLE series CYCLE by Saul – Covering Your Campus’s Legal Education. CYCLE by Saul provides regularly occurring legal education courses to in-house counsel and senior management of higher education institutions. Our CYCLE by Saul series covers a broad range of core topics from Title IX to intellectual property.

This interactive course will consist of two presentations, each of which are designed for higher education in-house counsel and senior management. Descriptions of each presentation follow below.  The presentations will be held at Saul Ewing’s Boston office, 131 Dartmouth Street, Suite 501, Boston, Massachusetts. The event takes place from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00  p.m.

In late June 2016, the United States Department of Education released a revised and updated version of The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting (The “Clery Handbook”). The Clery Handbook provides important and practical guidance for higher education institutions, as it relates to their compliance with the requirements of the Clery.   

This course, led by Saul Ewing higher attorneys James A. Keller and Zachary W. Berk, will explore the key revisions made to the Handbook, which include updated provisions instructive to senior administrators and in-house counsel of higher education institutions on how they should address sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking on campus. Attendees of this presentation will be provided with practical ways in which to expand prevention and response efforts by incorporating the Clery Handbook updates and revisions into their Clery compliance programs.

In May 2016 the Department of Labor unveiled new overtime regulations, increasing the minimum salary level for overtime exemption from $23,660 (yearly) to $47,436…an increase of over 100% to take effect on December 1, 2016. The regulations will allow bonuses and commission to be used in the new annual salary calculation. Employers must now evaluate many positions and implement significant changes to ensure FLSA compliance.

This presentation, led by Saul Ewing Labor & Employment attorney Dena B. Calo, will provide strategies for deciding how to compensate presently-exempt employees whose current pay falls below the new salary-level thresholds. Attendees of this presentation will also receive suggested time-keeping and compensation practice and policy revisions and discuss proactive implementation action steps to address potential employee unrest, salary compression concerns, and other impacts on the workplace caused by the new regulations.

For more information on this particular program, please contact Mary Brightman at 215-972-7773 or mbrightman@saul.com.

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This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and  the Board  of Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for a maximum of 3 credit hours, of which 3 credit hours can be applied toward the substantive requirement, and 0 credit hours can be applied to the ethics requirement. As a reminder, New York and Maine recognize CLE accreditation/approval in other states.  An Application for Accreditation for this active (3 Substantive Credit Hours) has been submitted to the Commission on Continuing Education of the State of New Hampshire.