Volunteer Spotlight: Mark Benevenia & Vance Camisa, Merck & Co. + Creative Heartwork

Pro bono legal work not only can redirect much-needed dollars to programming but can add extensive and immeasurable value to an organization’s operations. The Legal Need and Solution To expand the reach of its services, Creative Heartwork (CH), an organization to provide art therapy for medically, emotionally, and physically traumatized individuals, envisioned a close, symbiotic…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Angarsky, The Chef’s Warehouse + Soul Ryeders

Sometimes, a single project can shape the structure of an organization for years to come. Just ask Sandy Samberg, founder of Soul Ryeders, a Rye, New York-based cancer support organization. This spring, eight years after it started as a small team of women participating in the annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Soul Ryeders decided…

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Happiest Holidays and a Prosperous 2019!

Dear Friends, Thank you for helping us wrap up a WONDERFUL 2018! On behalf of the entire Pro Bono Partnership team, thank you for your overwhelming generosity and support every day, and especially on #GivingTuesday and in response to our annual appeal. Your belief in our mission and support of our work is both heartening…

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Legal Alert: New Connecticut Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Prospective Employees About Salary History

Effective January 1, 2019, employers in Connecticut will be prohibited from asking prospective employees about their salary histories (such as their compensation in prior jobs) during the job interview process. (Public Act No. 18-8, “An Act Concerning Pay Equity”). Employers are permitted to ask prospective employees about past compensation structures, such as whether previous employers…

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Pro Bono Partnership 2018 Gala Highlights

Thank you to the 700+ supporters who celebrated the Partnership’s 21st Anniversary in person at Cipriani, or in spirit! Because of your generosity, we exceeded our goal of raising $1.8 million for the free legal help and educational programs Pro Bono Partnership provides to nonprofits in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.   We proudly honored two Champions…

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Legal Alert: New York Minimum Wage & Minimum Weekly Salaries for Some Employees Increase on December 31

On December 31, 2018, the New York minimum wage, and the minimum weekly salary threshold for the executive and administrative exemptions under New York State wage and hour law, will each increase as follows: Minimum Wage Minimum Weekly Salary for Executive & Administrative Exemption (regardless of number of hours worked) Employers in NYC with 11…

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Legal Alert: New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in 2019, Mandatory Notices Reminder, and the New New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Notice Published

Nonprofits should note that the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) has announced that New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will increase twenty-five cents on January 1, 2019, to $8.85. Also, with the end of 2018 fast approaching, Pro Bono Partnership wants to remind nonprofits of the notices that they might need to hand…

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