Recent Amendments Modernize New York’s Not-For-Profit Corporation Law

On November 21, 2022, Governor Hochul signed into law a bill (A.9969/S.9047), effective immediately, that amends provisions of the New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law (“NPCL”) relating to action by the board or members without a meeting, board vacancies, and director quorum requirements. The amendments are intended to modernize the NPCL to align with current practices,…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Kyle Sommer, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Kyle Sommer, Senior Associate in Fragomen’s New York office, has quickly become one of the Partnership’s “go to” immigration law volunteers. Since he began volunteering with the Partnership in 2019, Kyle has assisted several New Jersey nonprofits with immigration law matters, mostly focusing on visa questions. Immigration law presents critical issues for many of the…

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Connecticut Expands Employee Anti-Discrimination Protections

Effective October 1, 2022, several changes to Connecticut’s anti-discrimination law now provide employees with enhanced anti-discrimination protections. The scope of the Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act (the “CFEPA”) was expanded to apply to all Connecticut employers with at least one employee. Previously, Connecticut employers with three or more employees were subject to the CFEPA. Public…

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New Jersey Mandatory Notices Reminder and Major Changes to the NJLAD and NJFLA Notice Requirements

ACTION REQUIRED: See Details Below With the end of 2022 fast approaching, Pro Bono Partnership wants to remind nonprofits of the notices that they might need to hand out to their New Jersey-based employees, at the time of hire and/or annually. We also want to alert nonprofits about other notice obligations, including the recently revised…

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New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in January 2023 by More than Initially Projected

ACTION REQUIRED: See Details Below Nonprofits should note that New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will increase on January 1, 2023, to $14.13 for employees of large employers and $12.93 for employees of small and seasonal employers. Moreover, as of January 1, 2023, “direct care staff members” in long-term health facilities are to receive a minimum wage that…

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Connecticut’s New Mandatory Auto-IRA Program

The State of Connecticut enacted legislation in 2016 to address the lack of retirement planning options available to many private sector employees. This legislation created the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority (CRSA), which implemented MyCTSavings, a state-sponsored retirement savings program for private-sector employees whose employers do not offer a retirement savings plan. The program is available to…

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