Legal Alert: Proposed Changes to the New York State Salary Threshold for Administrative and Executive Exemptions

December 2, 2016 — By now most of you have likely heard that the proposed changes to the US Department of Labor’s overtime regulations have been enjoined by a federal district court in Texas. This means that the changes, which, in part, would have increased the salary threshold for the white collar exemptions (administrative, professional and…

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Legal Alert: New Jersey Charities Registration Update

July 27, 2016 — Beginning January 1, 2017, online filing of ALL New Jersey charity registrations and charity-related reporting will be mandatory. Currently, initial and renewal charity registrations, as well as other required reporting, may be filed online or by mail. As of January 1, 2017, all New Jersey charities that are required to be…

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Legal Alert: Court Issues Nationwide Injunction Over New Overtime Rules

November 23, 2016 — On Wednesday, November 23, a federal district court in Texas issued a nationwide preliminary injunction preventing the Department of Labor from implementing and enforcing its new overtime rules, which increases the salary threshold to qualify for the white collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act to $913/week. This means that, as of now, the…

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Legal Alert: Connecticut “Ban-the-Box” Law Goes Into Effect January 1, 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, Connecticut employers will no longer be permitted to inquire into the prior arrests, convictions or criminal charges of job applicants on an initial employment application. This new “Ban-the-Box” Law applies to all Connecticut employers with one or more employees. The law prohibits employers from asking applicants to disclose a criminal conviction,…

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Legal Alert: Mandatory Notices Reminder and New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in 2017

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, Pro Bono Partnership wants to remind nonprofits of the notices that they might need to hand out to their New Jersey-based employees, at the time of hire and/or annually.  Nonprofits also should note that the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDLWD) has announced that New…

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