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U.S. Department of Education Confirms New Reporting Requirements Apply to Public Colleges and Universities

USA - June 12 2019 The Department has made it clear that it expects public colleges and universities to report these events even though such reporting will not...

Katherine D. Brodie, Brandi A. Taylor.

Deadline Draws Near for Compliance with U.S. Department of Education's 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) Rule

USA - May 8 2019 Alerts and Updates Institutions have ongoing reporting obligations to report triggering events, many of which must be reported within 10 days of...

Katherine D. Brodie, Brandi A. Taylor.

The Trouble with Triggers: Newly Effective Postsecondary Institution Reporting Obligations Under the Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule

USA - April 9 2019 The 2016 BDR Rule contains both "mandatory" and "discretionary" triggering events that, after reporting, may cause the Department to recalculate the...

Katherine D. Brodie, Brandi A. Taylor.

Implementing the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) Rule - Arbitration Agreements and Class Action Waivers

USA - March 21 2019 Schools are no longer permitted to rely on binding pre-dispute arbitration agreements and class action waivers with Direct Loan borrowers in...

Katherine D. Brodie, Brandi A. Taylor.

Ninth Circuit Concludes Cosmetology Students Are Not Employees of School

USA - January 2 2018 The Benjamin plaintiffs were former students who alleged that under federal, California and Nevada law, they should have been paid wages as employees...

Aaron T. Winn, Bryce Young.