Legal Alert: New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in 2018 and Mandatory Notices Reminder

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 sixteen cents on January 1, 2018, to $8.60. Also, with the end of 2017 fast approaching, Pro Bono Partnership wants to remind nonprofits of the notices that they might need to hand out…

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Legal Alert: Connecticut Real Estate & Personal Property Tax Exemption Form M-3 Due 11/1/17

Please see the important information below regarding Form M-3, which you must file with your Town Tax Assessor by November 1 to preserve (or secure) property tax exemption for real and personal property owned by your nonprofit. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for exemption from Connecticut town taxes on real property or personal property are required to…

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LEGAL ALERT: Connecticut Expands Protections for Pregnant Employees – Action Required

On October 1, 2017, Connecticut will enact a new law titled An Act Concerning Pregnant Women in the Workplace (the “Act”). The Act makes it an unlawful practice to discriminate against an employee or job applicant on the basis of her pregnancy in the terms or conditions of her employment or to limit, segregate, or…

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LEGAL ALERT: NEW YORK PAID FAMILY LEAVE LAW PAYROLL CONTRIBUTIONS MAY BEGIN JULY 1, 2017

On January 1, 2018, New York State will implement a new Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFL). The PFL will apply to most employers – including nonprofit employers – and will provide qualifying employees with paid family leave or sick leave, and job reinstatement when the employee returns to work. Examples of situations for which…

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Legal Alert: New York Makes Further Amendments to Its Not-for-Profit Corporation Law

February 21, 2017 — In late 2016, New York State enacted another round of amendments to its Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.  This is the latest in a series of changes to the NPCL that began with the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013.  The 2016 Amendments are meant to streamline some of the more burdensome requirements of the Revitalization…

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Legal Alert: IRS Deadline Moved Up to January 31, 2017

January 13, 2017 — In  accordance with the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015, employers and small businesses must now file their annual Forms W-2 and, with respect to independent contractors, Forms 1099-Misc by no later than January 31 each year. For more information, please see the IRS’s Employers Face New Jan. 31…

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Legal Alert: Changes to the New York State Salary Threshold Effective 12/31/16

December 28, 2016 — Yesterday, the New York Department of Labor adopted new wage orders that will increase the weekly salary threshold for the executive and administrative exemptions from the current $675 per week to the varying levels listed below. These changes will go into effect on December 31, 2016. The new salary thresholds in…

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