More About Nonprofits and Labor Laws

In A Reminder to Nonprofit Employers, we discussed common fallacies that many nonprofit directors and staff believe; these mistaken ideas can and do cause their organizations (and them!) a boatload of trouble. First, many people associated with 501(c)(3)s focus only on federal tax-exemption laws and compliance with those complex rules and regulations. They are either unaware of - or ignore - other federal and Read More

Another Reminder to Pay Withholding Taxes

The year 2017 will not go down in the record books as a quiet or uneventful one, and while everyone's attention seems to be on the newly proposed tax plans released by the House and the Senate, nonprofits need to  remember the taxing requirements currently in place. For the philanthropy community, the new political reality poses enormous possible challenges, particularly for 501(c)(3)s which have, in the past, safely Read More

Long-Awaited ERISA Decision Reached

Late last year, we previewed a pending Supreme Court case involving pension plans of religiously affiliated nonprofits. On June 5, 2017, the ruling was issued: All eight justices participating in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton agreed that the “church plan” exception to ERISA coverage for employees is broad enough to include all religiously-affiliated facilities including ones that were not originally Read More

Overtime Rules Changes: More News

A little over a year ago, the Obama Administration Department of Labor announced a huge pay raise for millions of American workers - just in time for the 2016 holiday season. This gift came in the form of final overtime regulations, set to take effect on December 1, 2016. Under the new formula, the number of employees eligible to receive time-and-a-half when they have to work long hours would greatly increase. Some Read More