Often, students are unaware that unpaid internships are regulated by the U.S. Department of Labor, let alone that they have legal rights.
A new federal regulation will change the way that higher education institutions compensate employees for overtime hours, causing uncertainty at Ithaca College about which positions will be covered under the new rule. The college has determined that 100 staff positions could face either increases to their salaries or overtime pay.
Twelve percent of U.S. private-sector workers have access to paid family leave through their employer, according to the U.S. Department of Labor website. While Ithaca College is part of this 12 percent, some faculty on campus said they wish there were clearer guidelines regarding parental leave.
The Council of Graduate Schools released a report earlier today which states that enrollment at graduate schools fell by 1.1 percent in fall 2010. This breaks a seven year trend which saw increases in first-time graduate students worldwide. In fall 2009, enrollment had gone up 5.5 percent from the previous year. But what is more…