On February 19, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board modified its test for determining whether faculty at private colleges and universities should be excluded as managerial employees from the right to union representation under the NLRA.
On December 7, 2020, due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases and related deaths, and in anticipation of further cases following the Thanksgiving holiday, Michigan has extended its epidemic order by 12 days.
Citing a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania with significantly higher daily case counts than in the spring and rising hospitalizations, Commonwealth Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
Universities and states across the country have filed multiple lawsuits seeking to invalidate and enjoin implementation of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program’s new policy on online learning alternatives for nonimmigrant university students.
In a decision released on June 10, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board reversed its prior position regarding whether the Board may exercise jurisdiction over faculty at religious institutions of higher education.
On March 11, 2020, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment issued emergency rules that require certain employers to provide paid sick leave for employees with flu-like symptoms who are being tested for COVID-19, effective immediately.