Legal Alert: New York Paid Family Leave Law: State-Issued Leave Forms Now Available

Effective January 1, 2018, New York will implement the Paid Family Leave Law (“PFLL”) which will provide paid leave time for qualifying employees to bond with a newborn or newly placed adopted or foster child, to care for a qualifying family member with a serious health condition, and to assist family members who are deployed…

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Legal Alert: New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in 2018 and Mandatory Notices Reminder

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 sixteen cents on January 1, 2018, to $8.60. Also, with the end of 2017 fast approaching, Pro Bono Partnership wants to remind nonprofits of the notices that they might need to hand out…

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Legal Alert: Connecticut Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Exemption Form M-3 Due 11/1/17

Please see the important information below regarding Form M-3, which you must file with your Town Tax Assessor by November 1 to preserve (or secure) property tax exemption for real and personal property owned by your nonprofit. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for exemption from Connecticut town taxes on real property or personal property are required to…

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Pro Bono Partnership 20th Anniversary Highlights

Thank you to our more than 600 supporters who celebrated the Partnership’s 20th Anniversary last Thursday at Cipriani! Together, we honored the Pro Bono Partnership Founders, including General Electric Company, Richard Hobish, Founding Executive Director, and ACC Westchester/ Southern Connecticut. We also presented Hon. Jonathan Lippman with the inaugural Lifetime Pro Bono Award, and celebrated…

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The Pro Bono Partnership Pundit: The “Duty to Read”

September 26, 2017 — This post was originally published on The Dodge Blog by Christine Michelle Duffy, Esq., Senior Staff Attorney, New Jersey Program. Nonprofit trustees and officers have three legal duties, and Christine proposes adding a fourth that would apply to them as well as to anyone responsible for contracts: the duty to read.  Learn more.

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LEGAL ALERT: Connecticut Expands Protections for Pregnant Employees – Action Required

On October 1, 2017, Connecticut will enact a new law titled An Act Concerning Pregnant Women in the Workplace (the “Act”). The Act makes it an unlawful practice to discriminate against an employee or job applicant on the basis of her pregnancy in the terms or conditions of her employment or to limit, segregate, or…

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