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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Legal Alert: Final Changes to the New York Laws Related to Sexual Harassment Claims Go Into Effect on October 9, 2018 Final Model Documents Drafted by the NY Department of Labor Have Been Issued

As you have learned in previous Pro Bono Partnership legal alerts, which you can find here, here, and here, New York State has substantially amended its laws related to the prevention of sexual harassment. Among other things, these changes require all New York employers to implement updated sexual harassment prevention policies and to provide employees with annual sexual harassment…

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Legal Alert: Final Changes to the New York Laws Related to Sexual Harassment Claims Go Into Effect on October 9, 2018

As you have learned in previous Pro Bono Partnership legal alerts, which you can find here and here, New York State has substantially amended its laws related to the prevention of sexual harassment, including requiring all New York employers to implement updated sexual harassment prevention policies and to provide employees with annual sexual harassment prevention training. These final changes to…

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Pro Bono Partnership Receives Grant From Fairfield County’s Community Foundation to Help Strengthen Nonprofits

August 21, 2018, White Plains, NY — Pro Bono Partnership (the Partnership) is pleased to announce it was awarded a $10,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. These funds will support the Partnership’s mission to strengthen and empower nonprofits and communities by providing free legal services to nonprofit organizations in the Fairfield County, CT region. The generous grant…

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Planting the Future

Dear Friends, We hear so many wonderful stories about the difference Pro Bono Partnership has made for our nonprofit clients that I’ve made it a goal to share more of those stories, and our outlook going forward, with you several times a year. Since it’s summer and I love to spend time in my garden,…

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