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Meghan is the head of the Public Finance Section and Chair of the Education Practice at the firm. She has extensive experience in public finance and public agency representation, serving as bond counsel and as counsel to underwriters, borrowers, trustees, and purchasers in connection with tax-exempt and taxable general obligation and revenue financings related to transportation, education, health care, economic development, project finance and environmental.

Please join us on September 29th at 1 pm ET as we cover the recently proposed 457(f) regulations. This one-hour webinar will offer employers more than just a summary of the rule. It will also offer unique insights on the rule’s impact, cover historical context, and go over the proposed regulations in further depth.

If you have any questions you would like us to address, please email them to me at in advance of the webinar.

We hope you can join us! Register here.

Recently, our colleagues Alden Bianchi and Edward Lenz contributed an article to Employment Matters entitled, “Staffing Firms, Educational Organizations, and Breaks-in-Service under the Affordable Care Act Employer Shared Responsibility Rules: Proposed Changes under Notice 2015-87” that highlights a number of pressing issues that have arisen under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) concerning staffing firms that place contract and temporary workers with educational organizations.  These issues include employer shared responsibility rules, information reporting requirements, and insurance market reforms, among others.  For an in-depth explanation of the ACA’s proposed changes and their impact, click here.

In a recent article by our colleague Patricia Moran of Mintz Levin’s Employment Labor and Benefits practice, new light is shed regarding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) effects on health insurance stipends provided to students at educational institutions.  Patricia’s article, “Subsidizing Student Health Insurance With Stipends – New Agency Guidance and Relief” analyzes new guidance issued by the Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services addressing the application of market reforms and other provisions of the ACA to student health coverage and advises what educational institutions ought to be doing to meet ACA requirements.

To find out more about these requirements, click here to access Patricia’s article in full.

Recently, our colleague Patricia Moran contributed an article to Employment Matters, Mintz Levin’s Employment, Labor & Benefits blog, regarding “The Health and Welfare ‘Wrap’ Document: What It Is and Why You Want One”.  In pointing out that the Affordable Care Act has altered the health and welfare regulatory landscape, Patricia recommends that employers use a “wrap” document to satisfy the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Summary Plan Description (SPD) and other disclosure requirements.  While delving into the document’s specifics, the article brings out several of the following points that are relevant to educational institutions: Continue Reading The Health and Welfare “Wrap” Document: What It Is and Why You Want One (Employment Matters)

Our colleague Ray Cotton was recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America as one of the country’s top peer-selected lawyers in Education Law.  Best Lawyers is considered the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.  Mintz Levin is proud to be represented by such an outstanding individual and his professional contributions to the field of Education Law.

Congratulations Ray!

Our colleague Tyrone Thomas was recently quoted in the Law360 article, Attorneys React to NCAA Student-Athlete Pay Ruling in connection with the Ninth Circuit Court’s decision to strike down the NCAA’s ban on paying student-athletes and the positive implications of the decision for the NCAA.  The article offers expert insight from various attorneys on the significance of the ruling.

For further analysis on this topic, please see the full post on our Employment section’s blog page, Employment Matters.

Our colleague Tyrone Thomas recently posted in Employment Matters regarding the NRLB’s decision to decline to assert jurisdiction in ruling on the petition of Northwestern University’s scholarship football players to unionize.  Tyrone analyzes how the NRLB reached its decision and whether or not a different result would have occurred if the Big Ten had not recently enacted measure to provide athletic aid for the full cost of attendance and extra benefits for scholarship athletes. Continue Reading NLRB Calls Out the Punt Team and Declines Jurisdiction Over Northwestern University Football Players

Mintz Levin’s Patricia Moran recently completed the final installment of “Student Employees and the Affordable Care Act”, an insightful, four-part series discussing the ACA and issues relevant to the variety of student employee positions available at today’s educational institutions.  To view each installment, follow the links to Employment Matters below:

Part 1: Can we exclude student workers from our health plan?

Part 2: Can an offer of student coverage count as an applicable large employer’s “offer” of coverage?

Part 3: Can we subsidize student health insurance?

Part 4: If students are employees, how are their hours counted?