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Wheaton College Order Changes Landscape of Contraceptive Mandate for Religious Nonprofit Organizations

Last Thursday, while many of us were preparing for the long weekend ahead, the U.S. Supreme Court was hard at work, issuing an order that may have far-reaching implications for religious nonprofit organizations. ...more

Federal and California State FCA Claims Against NEMS Survive Summary Judgment

On May 13, 2014, a California federal court substantially denied summary judgment motions in United States ex rel. Trinh (No. 4:10-cv-01904 [consolidating Nos. C 10-1904 CW, C 12-2895 CW, C 10-2433 CW, C 10-4605 CW] [N.D....more

North Carolina Legislative Report

The General Assembly’s Short Session began Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed weekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative issues facing the...more

Philadelphia Mayor Raises Minimum Wage for City Contractors and Subcontractors

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recently signed an executive order that will increase the minimum wage to $12 per hour for individuals working for employers who contract with the City, where the individual’s work arises...more

Performance Management and Discipline in Nonprofits: Common Pitfalls, Effective Solutions?

In this presentation: - Principles of performance management and discipline - Avoiding common pitfalls - Using “PIPs” and other tools to address common problems - Questions - Excerpt from...more

New York Court Strikes Down Regulations Limiting Executive Compensation and Administrative Expenses

A New York court has held that the State’s regulatory limits on executive compensation and administrative expenses for entities that receive state funds unconstitutionally exceed proper regulatory authority. The regulations,...more

Federal Grant & Contract News for Nonprofits

In April, the Obama Administration took a decisive step toward closing the gap in pay equality for women and minorities employed by Federal contractors, including nonprofits. Additionally, the U.S. House of Representatives...more

Focus on Nonprofit Employee Misclassification: Are Your Workers "Employees," "Volunteers" or "Contractors?"

In this presentation: - What’s in a Name: “Employee” vs. “Independent Contractor” – Federal rule – Varying state law interpretations – What about volunteers and interns? -Avenues of...more

NJ Federal Court Rules Pension Plan Established By Church-Controlled Hospital Not an ERISA-Exempt Church Plan

On March 31, 2014 the U.S. District Court in New Jersey held that a defined benefit pension plan established by St. Peter’s Healthcare System was not a church plan exempt under ERISA despite the fact that St. Peter’s is...more

BYOD for 501(c)s: Pros and Perils of "Bring Your Own Device"

In this presentation: - Current Issues - Overview of BYOD Policies - Integrating BYOD in Your Workforce - Lessons from the Front Lines - Putting It All Together - Takeaways and...more

Association TRENDS 2014 Legal Review

In this issue: - Top 5 Legal Issues of the Past Year - And the horse you rode in on Antitrust and membership restrictions - Employment and benefits developments: Same-sex couples - DOJ rules on...more

Religious Institutions - March 2014

Under state and federal law, "whistleblowers" are a protected class and a broader category of persons than intuitively you might guess. When we imagine the quintessential whistleblower, the individual is usually someone who...more

The Impact of IRS Recognition of All Legal Same-Sex Marriages on Nonprofit Organizations’ Employee Benefit Plans

In this presentation: - United States v. Windsor - State Laws - Scope of Change - IRS Revenue Ruling 2013-17 - IRS FAQs - IRS Notice 2014-1 - DOL Technical Release 2013-04 - Other...more

Conducting Operations Overseas: What Every Nonprofit Should Know

In this presentation: Road Map: Top Ten Steps to Successful and Compliant International Operations - - Identify Goals in the Foreign Market: What’s next? - Phased Approach: Considerations in entering...more

Implementing a Bring-Your-Own-Device Policy: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

In this presentation: - Current Issues - Overview of BYOD Policies - Integrating BYOD in Your Workforce - Lessons from the Front Lines - Putting It All Together - Hypothetical...more

Washington Supreme Court Holds That the WLAD Exemption for Non-Profit Religious Organizations is Unconstitutional as Applied to...

The Washington Supreme Court has significantly limited non-profit religious organizations’ immunity from employment discrimination claims brought under the Washington Law Against Discrimination (“WLAD”), RCW 49.60. In...more

Safeguarding Your Nonprofit against Fraud and Embezzlement: Best Practices, Common Pitfalls, and Practical Strategies

In this presentation: - Recent Examples of Nonprofit Fraud and Embezzlement - Why Does Employee Fraud Occur? - Why Are Nonprofits Frequently the Victims of Fraud and Embezzlement? - Preventing...more

Bring-Your-Own-Device Programs: Steps to Minimize Nonprofits' Legal Risks

Nonprofit organizations are increasingly allowing their employees to use their own mobile devices to access, view, download, and transmit work-related materials. While these bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs may enhance...more

Proposal Seeks To Make California The Artificer And Enforcer Of Caps On Executive Compensation

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced that the proponents of an initiative measure could begin collecting petition signatures for their measure. If this measure makes it on to the ballot and is...more

How to Safeguard Your Nonprofit against Fraud and Embezzlement: Best Practices, Common Pitfalls, and Practical Strategies

In this presentation: - Recent Examples of Nonprofit Fraud and Embezzlement - Why Does Employee Fraud Occur? - Why Are Nonprofits Frequently the Victims of Fraud and Embezzlement? - Effective...more

New York’s Minimum Wage and Hourly Student Employees

As colleges and universities in New York know, new Regulations were recently adopted, effective December 31, 2013, amending the state’s Minimum Wage Orders, including the Minimum Wage Order commonly applicable to...more

Employment Law Litigation Trends: How Your Nonprofit Can Avoid Common Family and Medical Leave Lawsuits

In this presentation: - Litigation Trends Under Family-Oriented Employment Laws - Tips for Minimizing the Risk of Litigation - Questions - Excerpt from Tips for Minimizing the Risk of...more

Massachusetts Attorney General Report on Charity CEO Compensation Reviews Pay Practices and Introduces New Reporting Form

Shortly before the new year, Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Office of the Attorney General (the AGO) released a detailed 92-page report on executive compensation at Massachusetts-based public...more

Business News Digest – January 2014

In this issue: - Advertising Law News & Analysis - December 6, 2013 Edition - December 12, 2013 Edition - California Court Continues Ascertainability Trend, Denies Class Certification in Chipotle...more

California District Court Denies “Church Plan” ERISA Exemption to Pension Plan of Church-Affiliated Non-Profit Healthcare System,...

The District Court for the Northern District of California recently held in a putative class action that the defined benefit pension plan of a church-affiliated non-profit healthcare system, Dignity Health (“Dignity”), was...more

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