Legal Alert: Important New Financial Information and Relief

Pro Bono Partnership is compiling COVID-19-related information and resources on our website that may be helpful to nonprofits. Find that information here. FEDERAL UPDATES CARES Act Passed On Friday, March 27 Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), whichprovides significant funding for businesses, hospitals, schools, and social support programs, among many other things. Of particular importance to nonprofits…

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Legal Alert: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Updated March 27, 2020 Everyday more and more information continues to come out about the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 24, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued guidance on the new federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“COVID-19 Act”). As a result, we have updated the legal alert that…

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Legal Alert: Families First Coronavirus Response Act – What Nonprofit Employers Need to Know

Exponentum®, in partnership with the law firm of Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe LLP, has prepared the following article to help guide nonprofit employers responding to Covid-19. Pro Bono Partnership is proud to be a member of Exponentum, a national network of business law pro bono providers. In the afternoon on March 18, the Senate passed…

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Legal Alert: New COVID-19 Federal and State Laws

Due to the overwhelming toll the COVID-19 coronavirus (“COVID-19”) is inflicting on the physical health of Americans and the health of the American economy, the federal government as well as many state governments have been taking action to try to stem the tide of the economic impact of COVID-19 on employees and employers. In this…

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Legal Alert: New York Enacts SHIELD ACT Effective March 21

In the wake of all the news, you may have lost sight of the increased data security and privacy requirements that will soon be imposed on New York businesses, including nonprofit organizations. As of March 21, 2020 any New York business or person that owns or licenses “private information” (defined below) will be subject to…

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Legal Alert: Developing a Flexible Approach to Navigating Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By now, you have certainly been provided much information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and are trying to sort through and manage the new information that seems to be coming in on a minute-to-minute basis. As nonprofit organizations develop contingency plans to address their unique, dual role as employer and service provider, flexible response strategies…

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Legal Alert: Comprehensive Review of New Jersey Employment Law Changes in 2019-2020

During the past 13 months, the New Jersey legislature and governor were very busy changing a wide range of employment laws in the Garden State. For example, in January 2020 alone: A set of new laws was enacted that dramatically increase the penalties on employers and their owners, directors/trustees, officers, and managers for the misclassification…

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