Legal Alert: US Department of Labor Issues New Overtime Rules

May 18, 2016 — Today, the United States Department of Labor issued substantial changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act, increasing the salary threshold for “exempt” status under the FLSA to $913 per week. The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that, in part, requires that employees receive a minimum wage and overtime…

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Celebrating Our 2015 Volunteers of the Year

In 2015, nearly 1,100 passionate and skilled volunteers assisted the Partnership’s nonprofit clients by creating and merging nonprofits, reviewing contracts, handling trademark and other intellectual property matters, and providing expert advice and guidance across a wide range of subject areas. The types of organizations assisted were as varied as the legal work — the organizations…

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Pro Bono Partnership’s Website: New Look. Better Functionality.

In April, Pro Bono Partnership launched its redesigned website, www.probonopartner.org, to provide nonprofits, legal volunteers, donors, and community constituencies with easy-to-find information on pro bono legal services, volunteer opportunities, and educational programs and resources. Executive Director Marcia Levy explained, “Our new website will serve as a digital hub for nonprofit organizations seeking free, high-quality legal…

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A New Website Thanks to New Donors

Last spring, for the first time in Pro Bono Partnership’s history, a new donor — the Jeniam Foundation — posed a Matching Challenge of $20,000 to support Pro Bono Partnership’s educational and outreach efforts. The centerpiece project would be a website redesigned to engage and expand our network of current and prospective clients and volunteers, as…

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Organizational Best Practices: Corporate Compliance Plans

Nonprofits are required to adhere to state and federal regulation and legislation. While its philanthropic mission is the driving force behind an  organization, legal obligations must be taken into consideration. A Corporate Compliance Plan can be a valuable tool that can help facilitate a nonprofit’s accountability and transparency, aid in the discovery of illegal or…

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Message from Marcia Levy, Executive Director

One of the great insights I’ve gained over this past year and a half at the helm, is that the Pro Bono Partnership experience extends beyond legal work done within office walls. It is about partnering with the finest legal and nonprofit professionals who achieve meaningful change in today’s critical societal issues. It is about…

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