April 01, 2016 | By NACE Staff
TAGS: public policy, STEM, international students, journal
NACE Journal, April 2016
In November 2015, NACE joined with NAFSA and 10 other higher education associations to support proposed rules for STEM OPT extension. On March 9, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the new rules, which were subsequently published in the March 10 issue of Federal Register. The new rules go into effect no later than May 10.
Among other changes, the new rules:
For more information and a link to the complete rules, see www.naceweb.org/public-policy-and-legal/legislation-and-regulations/update-stem-opt-extension-final-rules-published/.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is proposing rules for overtime pay for executive, administrative, and professional employees—“white collar” workers.
Under existing rules, those deemed “white collar” workers who earn less than $23,660 annually are classified as nonexempt and qualify for overtime pay. Under the proposed rules, the salary threshold would be raised to include those who earn less than $50,440.
Final regulations are not expected until summer.
The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) went into the effect in July 2015, but final regulations are not expected to be released until summer 2016.
Designed to transform federally funded job training programs, WIOA:
For more about WIOA, see www.doleta.gov/WIOA/