Katherine L. Nash and Mollie E. Hennessee presented two sessions at the Missouri Community College Association’s Annual Convention in Branson, Missouri on November 7, 2014. Their first presentation – titled “The Violence Against Women Act and What it Means for Community Colleges” – focused on the requirements of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act and the challenges faced by administrators in higher education in implementing these requirements. Their second presentation – titled “Sexual Violence on Campus – What’s Next?” – highlighted additional compliance issues relating to sexual violence on college campuses, including guidance from the U.S. Department of Education’s Dear Colleague Letter and recent Q&As and Senator Claire McCaskill’s proposed legislation, the Campus Accountability and Safety Act.
Kate Nash practices primarily in the areas of education, non-profit, litigation, labor and employment law. Kate has extensive experience representing and advising private and public employers in all areas of employment law. She has experience advising employers as to all matters of human resource policy issues, specifically ensuring that employers are in compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws. She practices primarily in Missouri and Illinois state and federal courts. She has also represented clients in matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights. She also regularly represents schools districts, colleges, and universities in a general counsel capacity.
Mollie E. Hennessee practices primarily in the areas of school, higher education, labor and employment, and immigration law. She represents school districts throughout Missouri with respect to employment and termination matters, student discipline and student rights, and civil rights. Mollie also represents colleges and universities and private employers in employment and immigration matters.