Volunteer Spotlight: Venable LLP

Venable attorneys have consistently volunteered with Pro Bono Partnership since 2014, and have assisted Partnership clients with a wide variety of legal matters. Venable’s New York real estate team has been particularly helpful to one of our amazing clients, Wolf Conservation Center (“WCC”), a nonprofit environmental education organization working to protect and preserve wolves in…

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Legal Alert: New NYS Department of State Reporting Requirements

We want to make you aware of new NYS filing requirements for charitable organizations: As of January 1, 2021, NY Executive Law 172-b requires certain charitable organizations to file their CHAR 500 documents not only with the NYS Charities Bureau, but also with the NYS Department of State (DOS). This includes sending the DOS the…

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Legal Alert: What Nonprofit Employers Need to Know About Mandatory Vaccinations and the New Stimulus Law

Initial Thoughts on Mandatory Vaccination Programs There currently is no clear national guidance on mandatory vaccinations (though that may soon change), so employers have several options and issues to consider. Several of our law firm partners have written helpful articles, each with its unique assessment of the situation. You can find that collection here. Employment…

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COVID-19 Legal Update: Employment Provisions of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the $2.3 trillion Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.  The Act provides funding for all federal agencies and $900 billion for pandemic relief for individuals and businesses (including nonprofits). Two of our law firms partners have published the following summaries of employment law aspects of the Act, including…

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Legal Alert: Connecticut Paid Family Medical Leave Program

Register Now for Paid Family Medical Leave Program Payroll Deductions Begin January 1, 2021 The State of Connecticut has enacted a new Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) program. PFML allows eligible employees working in Connecticut the opportunity to take paid leave to address personal or family needs. PFML establishes a new payroll deduction, and makes certain…

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