Tag: Family Policy Compliance Office

FLSA Claims May be Subject to Mandatory Arbitration

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held recently that individual overtime wage claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are subject to mandatory arbitration if an employment contract calls for the arbitration of employment disputes. In such a scenario, the individual employee must submit his/her FLSA claims to arbitration and cannot sue in court. Read More

Joint Letter Between HHS and the Dept. of Education Regarding Uninterrupted Scholars Act to Chief State School Officers

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance Office recently notified interested parties of the recent amendment to FERPA to add a new exception to the general consent rule to permit schools to disclose education records of students in foster care, absent parent consent, to certain agencies for specified purposes. Read More