Human resources

Court finds Christian college engaged in illegal discrimination in firing pregnant, single instructor

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Federal court finds Christian college lacked the right to tell pregnant instructor to either marry the father of child she was carrying, stop living with him or lose her job.

Repeal of Affordable Care Act could create new obstacles for low-income students

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Key coverage requirements would disappear under Republican alternative to Obamacare, and academic medicine could take a hit as well.

Iowa lawmakers push bill to severely restrict collective bargaining for public campus employees

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Iowa lawmakers push bill to severely restrict collective bargaining by employees in higher education.

While some universities hit pause, many move ahead with implementation of overtime rule

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After last-minute injunction halted a federal overtime rule, many colleges and universities will go ahead with planned changes.

Retirement plan lawsuits could be just the beginning

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As lawsuits allege major universities dropped the ball in running their retirement plans, experts believe more institutions will find themselves in the crosshairs.

Ohio 2-year colleges to share administrators in bid to cut operating costs

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Two small two-year institutions in northwest Ohio craft plan to combine key administrative positions to save money. Officials say no merger is planned -- but faculty leaders are skeptical.

Purdue employees protest plan to cut employee leave time

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Purdue told employees that days off for vacation, sick leave and other reasons would be combined in a streamlined program. Then employees did the math.

Kaplan faculty union sparks new interest in for-profit unions for adjuncts

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Could a contract for some Kaplan faculty in New York be a precedent?

Candidate negotiated out of a job responds to critics

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'W.' attracted sympathy and ire last week when the story of her failed attempt at negotiating a tenure-track position went viral. Now she's addressing her critics.

IRS guidance on health care law clarifies formula for counting adjunct hours

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Final IRS rules on employers' responsibility for health insurance requires colleges to credit adjuncts with 2.25 hours of work for each hour they teach; rules don't exempt student employees.

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