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FTC’s proposed ban of employer non-competes: Are non-profits exempt?

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) January 5, 2023 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the Non-Compete Clause Rule, which would ban nearly all post-employment...


The NLRB gives unions a boost for the new year

Unions were busy in 2022, making well-documented gains in organizing not seen for decades. At the end of the year, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) lent unions support...


Evaluation of transcript withholding practices in the U.S. relation to recent CFPB report

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued Supervisory Highlights in late September 2022 stating that post-secondary institutions that provide loans directly to students...


Seeking harmony: FDA to align its human subject research regulations with Common Rule

Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released two proposed rules that aim to clarify inconsistencies between FDA’s human subject protection regulations and the Federal...


Transformative times for India’s education sector

The past few months have seen significant developments in India’s higher education sector. For decades, non-Indian institutions have asked: Will India ever be hospitable to...


Updated U.S. Department of Education guidance on Section 117 Foreign Gift and Contract requirements

This advisory summarizes Section 117 requirements and enforcement, highlights key aspects of the updated guidance, and identifies considerations for higher education institutions given the...


Key questions answered - China's regulation of international data transfers effective 1 September 2022

On 31 August 2022, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) finalized the security assessment application guidelines and template application form (Security Assessment Application...


Department of Education releases long-awaited Title IX proposal

On June 23, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released its long-awaited proposal to amend ED's regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title...


Establishing the framework of higher education in the UAE – an overview of the Higher Education Law

The United Arab Emirates recently introduced Federal Decree by Law No. 48 of 2021 on Higher Education, being the first of a number of expected steps in the development of higher education...

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