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From the EEOC and DOL to the ADA, ADEA and EPA, labor & employment law is full of acronyms and, more importantly, puddles of mud into which employers can step. It is crucial for any business, whether for profit or not-for-profit, to understand the requirements and obligations that any employer has. During this presentation, Georgia nonprofit organizational leaders will understand relevant federal labor & employment laws (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, etc.) and the agencies that enforce them and will learn how these laws shape human resources policies and procedures.
Amy Burton Loggins, Taylor English Duma LLP
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Imagine that you have volunteers who prepare the latest, greatest materials for your organization’s new program. Photos were taken, brochures are hot off the press, and training manuals are ready for distribution. You may ask yourself – how can I use these great materials for other future programs? Within this question lies a common, but dangerous misconception – an assumption that your organization owns the materials, and that they can be used in any manner that the organization desires.
Join us for an informative webinar discussing a broad overview of how to navigate Copyright Laws to protect the important work of your organization, specifically focused upon copyright ownership and the use of releases and assignments to protect the broad array of materials created by those within and outside of your organization.
During this webinar, we will discuss:
• Who owns materials created for your organization under U.S. Copyright Laws.
• What are the benefits of Copyright ownership for your organization.
• How can your organization use releases and assignments to ensure protection of copyrightable materials.
• What are the best practices for the use of copyright-protected materials owned by others.
Presenters: Devin Gordon and Kevin Glidewell, Turner
When the one year delay in employer reporting and “pay or play” penalties was announced, many employers thought they could stop compliance considerations for a year at least. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not going away and most provisions are effective January 1, 2014. ACA applies to employers, including nonprofits, and to essentially all individuals.
This webinar will help you understand:
• Are you a large employer (50 or more) that must “pay or play;”
• What is the “individual mandate” and how does it affect your employees;
• What can the insurance “Exchange” offer your organization; and
• What other ACA provisions may apply to your organization.
Presenter: Kathy Solley, Nelson Mullins
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Payroll tax mistakes can result in IRS audits and costly penalties for your nonprofit. The IRS is paying more and more attention to payroll tax compliance by employers, including nonprofits. To make matters worse, nonprofit managers and directors can be held personally liable for unpaid payroll taxes and penalties. Learn the basics of payroll taxes and how you can avoid costly mistakes in this webcast.
Presenter: Rachel Spears, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta
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Has your nonprofit ever received a garnishment order? Do you know what to do if you get one? Any employer could potentially receive a garnishment order. Wage garnishment generally occurs when an employer is required by a court to withhold the earnings of an employee for the payment of the employee’s debt (such as taxes or child support). If a nonprofit receives a garnishment order and fails to follow correct procedures, it might have to pay back all of the money owed by the employee. Garnishment can also be a tool for nonprofits who are seeking to recover damages from a lawsuit.
This 30-minute presentation explores the following:
• how to manage both sides of a garnishment;
• how to respond to a garnishment order; and
• how to seek garnishment payments.
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Do you collect information from children under the age of 13 on your website? If so, you need to be familiar with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) which restricts online data collection from children under 13. Recently, the FTC revised and expanded COPPA. During this webinar our speaker will highlight the basics of COPPA and the new changes, as well. This will include:
• Basic policies and protections for children under the age of 13.
• The expanded definition of “personal information” and when parental consent will be required for collecting information.
• New policies regarding online chat rooms or message boards.
• Application of COPPA’s new rules related to social media.
• Streamlining privacy notices included in parental consent notices and privacy policies.
When: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
10:00 am to 10:30am
Presenter: Pam LinaTo view the archived version of this webcast, click here.
Nonprofits Leading Groups Overseas: Legal and Practical Tips for Protecting your Organization and its Travelers
Nonprofit organizations operating overseas trips and programs need to be aware of, and prepare for, potential problems and complications that can befall their travelers. This one hour webinar will address practical and legal tips for protecting your organization and its travelers. From advice on practical tips and emergency plans to insurance and releases, this webinar will arm participants with what they need to have in place to prevent problems from occurring or in the case of an emergency.
Presenters: Mindy Simon and Mike RyderTo view the archived version of this webcast, click here.
In the current economy, nonprofit organizations are looking for creative ways to raise money. But nonprofits should be aware of the many legal requirements that govern fundraising, both from the IRS and the State of Georgia. Arm yourself with information to avoid problems down the road. This webcast will briefly discuss the required “paperwork” (including charitable solicitation registration), the tax considerations of fundraising (including unrelated business income and sales tax) and a variety of specific fundraising models including: cause marketing, licensing intellectual property, sponsorships, raffles and other gaming, and galas and other events.
Presenters: Robyn Miller, Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta and Mindy Simon, Emory UniversityTo view the archived version of this webcast, click here.
Like for-profit businesses, some nonprofits may own confidential and/or proprietary information that warrants protection from use or disclosure by partners, vendors, former employees, and the general public.
During this webinar, we will discuss practical guidelines for using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the nonprofit context, including:
• when to use NDAs;
• common mistakes to avoid in using NDAs;
• practical measures to protect confidential or proprietary information in addition to NDAs; &
• recent developments in Georgia law regarding enforceability of NDAs.
Presenter: Dan Hart, Seyfarth Shaw LLPTo view the archived version of this webcast, click here.
Every day nonprofits face risk in virtually every aspect of their operations. Since risk cannot be eliminated because life itself involves risk, the goal must be to manage risk. As the word “manage” implies, when a nonprofit attempts to reduce or control, i.e., manage its risk, it takes time, effort and money, all of which can take away from the time, effort and money being spent on the mission of the nonprofit.
During this one hour webinar, our speaker will discuss tools that will help nonprofits minimize the amount of time, effort and money consumed by risk management. Specifically, “risk shifting” will be covered in three areas:
• contracts provisions and forms that shift risks and liability to another person or company;
• insurance that shifts responsibility for the consequences of risks to an insurance company; and
• how contracts and insurance fit together.
Presenter: George SewellTo view the archived version of this webcast, click here.