Welcome to the Employment Law section of our webpage. Employment law issues are complex, often subject to state and local law (not ordinarily covered on CLIC pages) as well as federal law. This front page will reflect our most current information on employment law affecting educational institutions.
Revised I-9 Form: Effective starting 3/8/2013, with a grace period until May 7, 2013. See the USCIS web page on the new form. Revisions to the form include additional data fields (employee’s foreign passport information, if applicable, and e-mail addresses), improved instructions, and expanding the form from one to two pages.
Brief Amici Curiae Filed March 11, 2103 by American Council on Education and others in Supreme Court Case of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Naiel Nassar, supporting Texas and arguing Congress has not authorized plaintiffs to use the mixed motive standard to prove retaliation.
January 14, 2013 DOL Wage and Hour Division Guidance: Clarification of the definition of “son or daughter” under Section 101(12) of the Family and Medical Leave Act as it applies to an individual 18 years of age or older and incapable of self-care because of a mental or physical disability. The age of a son or daughter at the onset of disability is not relevant to the determination of a parent’s eligibility for FMLA leave. The guidance further clarifies that care of a son or daughter over 18 years of age would be eligible for FMLA leave if the adult son or daughter has a disability under the ADA; is incapable of self-care due to the disability; has a “serious health condition” as defined by the FMLA; and is need of care due to that serious health condition.See the Reed Smith Jan. 24, 2013 Employment Law Watch on this guidance titled "U.S. Department of Labor Affirms Parents' Right to FMLA Leave to Care for Adult Children."