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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Starting January 2014, changes to the rules for lobbyists in Georgia will go into effect and nonprofits that lobby should pay attention as the fines for noncompliance are significant. Even if your employees, contractors and volunteers have not had to register as lobbyists in the past, the updated law may require them to register. The old “10 percent” rule is gone, and the standard for who is considered a lobbyist has been both greatly simplified and significantly expanded. Other changes to the law include removal of the registration fees and changes to the definition of permitted lobbying expenditures. Our new article will help your organization determine if the activities of your employees, contractors and volunteers make them lobbyists under the updated Georgia law, and what they need to do if they are considered lobbyists.
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
This article provides basic information regarding whether a nonprofit organization’s owned real property is exempt from Georgia’s property tax, how to apply for property tax exemption, and best practices for maintaining that exemption.
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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Nonprofit employees are often motivated not only by a paycheck, but by a passion for the organization that employs them. Such employees may feel inspired to contribute to their organization outside of their normal working day, in a volunteer capacity. Although these arrangements can benefit all involved, employers must approach them with caution. When certain conditions are not met, even employees who freely volunteer their time may be considered to be “working” and therefore entitled by law to a paycheck. Read this article before you let employees “volunteer” for your nonprofit.
Have you ever shopped at a store or eaten at a restaurant that was operated by a nonprofit? Many organizations that have 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status conduct such commercial business activities in order to provide training opportunities for clients and make money for their ongoing programming. Such organizations do not have to any pay Federal income taxes, right? Not necessarily. This article helps explain whether income generated through training programs is taxable as unrelated business income.
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.