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Whistleblower verdict upheld against Chicago State University

A Cook County judge recently upheld the verdict in a whistleblower case against Chicago State University. In February 2014, former university employee James Crowley told a jury that Chicago State fired him after he reported...more

What Public Administrators Can Learn from the Catholic Scandal

Public administrators need to be aware of good crisis management approaches. Mr. Tom Barth has written an interesting article drawing out lessons for public administrators from the Catholic Church's failures and successes in...more

NLRB Asserts Jurisdiction Over Chicago Nonprofit Corporation That Operates Charter School

In a 3-1 decision in Chicago Mathematics & Science Academy Charter School, Inc. and Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff, IFT, AFT, AFL-CIO, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) asserted jurisdiction over a...more

Contrary to Union's Argument, NLRB Finds Jurisdiction Over Nonprofit Corporation Operating Charter School in Chicago

In Chicago Mathematics & Science Academy Charter School, Inc., 359 NLRB No. 41 (Dec. 14, 2012), the National Labor Relations Board ("the Board" or "NLRB") rejected the position of a teachers' union and found that it had...more

New DOL Opinion States Certain 403(b) Plans No Longer Exempt from ERISA

Recently issued U.S. Department of Labor guidance indicates limitations on the use of an exemption from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended (ERISA), for certain 403(b) Plans. ...more

Proposed New York Regulations Would Limit Executive Compensation

On May 16th, Governor Cuomo announced the issuance of proposed regulations by several New York State agencies which limit administrative costs and executive compensation for entities receiving State funding or...more

"Volunteers" And Non-Profits: Round Two

A few readers were surprised by our April 3 post's caution that, in some scenarios, a volunteer performing work for a federal Fair Labor Standards Act-covered non-profit organization might be an "employee" subject to that...more

Are "Volunteers" The Answer For Non-Profits?

A reader of our March 14 post relating to unpaid internships at non-profit organizations asks whether non-profits can avoid the intern debate by offering "volunteer" opportunities to engage in charitable or public-service...more

Feds Seeking Public Comments on Religious Objections to Contraceptive Coverage

Last week HHS, DOL and Treasury issued an advanced notice of proposed rule-making seeking public comments on how best to accommodate the objections raised by religious organizations to mandated contraceptive coverage. HHS has...more

Unpaid Internships At Non-Profits Or Arranged By Schools

Our earlier post prompted questions about whether federal Fair Labor Standards Act principles are different for unpaid internships at non-profit organizations or for those sponsored by educational institutions for which the...more

Starting a Kentucky Business Task List

List of legal and practical steps most entrepreneurs face in starting a business in Kentucky...more

Treasury Releases Long-Overdue Report on Supporting Organizations and Donor Advised Funds

Along with making significant changes to the rules for supporting organizations (“SOs”) and donor advised funds (“DAFs”) in the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (the “PPA”), Congress directed that Treasury conduct a study on...more

Holiday "Volunteer" Services Might Be FLSA Employment

The holiday spirit moves many to volunteer for activities of a benevolent nature. An organization to which such individuals donate services should consider the possibility that they might be "employees" under the federal Fair...more

Recaps from Proskauer's 16th Annual Trick or Treat Tax Exempt Seminar

Proskauer's 16th Annual Trick or Treat Seminar was held on Monday, October 31, 2011. The Seminar discussed: - Corporate Governance for Not-for-Profit/Exempt Organizations - Maintaining Tax-Exempt Status During...more

Week in review - August 19, 2011 -- Our top "5" subjects you should know

In This Issue: 1. GOP leaders approach public union leaders for compromise Governor John Kasich, House Speaker William Batchelder (R-Medina), and Senate President Tom Niehaus (R-New Richmond) held a press conference...more

Non-Profit Organizations and Government Entities Prepare for New Regulations for “Golden Handcuff” Plans Under Section 457(f) of...

The IRS has announced that it expects to publish new regulations for ineligible deferred compensation plans under Section 457(f) of the Internal Revenue Code in the near future. Since the adoption of regulations under Section...more

Recent Developments for Exempt Organizations, Including 2010 Year in Review

Rather than relying solely on Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social networking to keep our friends and clients up to date, we are continuing our long-standing practice of summarizing important developments in an annual...more

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