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Webcast: Georgia Workers’ Comp Basics: Nonprofits are Employers, Too.

Posted on June 23, 2017

Nonprofits rely heavily on volunteers to help serve the community. However, a nonprofit may have enough paid staff to fall under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act. If so, the nonprofit has several responsibilities to its employees both before and after a work accident. By following the system, a nonprofit can minimize the impact of a work accident on its ability to serve the community. This webcast will address several questions about workers’ compensation including:

· Does my nonprofit need workers’ compensation coverage?
· What benefits will an injured employee receive?
· How can a nonprofit minimize its workers’ compensation risks?

Gambling for Nonprofits in Georgia

Posted on April 3, 2017

Nonprofits often host fundraisers in which activities like raffles and bingo are used to raise funds. They need to be aware of the federal and state regulations governing these activities.

During this webinar, our speaker helps nonprofits understand how federal and Georgia laws impact a nonprofit’s ability to fundraise using gambling, such as raffles or bingo.

Presenter: Jennifer Bumbalough, The American Cancer Society

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Contractual Risk Management: Balancing Risk & Opportunity

Posted on January 23, 2017

Risk exists in everyday business operations for all of us, but it is not by itself a negative condition. When properly managed, risk is appropriately balanced against our business opportunities and the financial and other rewards that allow our nonprofits to be successful. During this webinar, the speaker will help you understand:

– the four methods of contract risk management (avoidance, transfer, minimization, and acceptance); and
– which method(s) may work best for you in a given situation.

Speaker: Brett Steele, Habitat for Humanity

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New Overtime Regulations – Now What?

Posted on January 11, 2017

Just when you thought you were ready for the new Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations to take effect, a federal court has put the regulations on hold while it considers a pair of lawsuits challenging the regulations. Now, what? While the court hearing the lawsuits has yet to issue a final decision, one thing is certain: FLSA issues will continue to plague employers in 2017. Don’t miss this informative webinar for a broad overview of:
– The status of the pending legal challenge to the new FLSA regulations and what to expect going forward;
– How to manage the process of reclassifying employees from exempt to non-exempt status;
– How to compensate non-exempt employees without running afoul of the FLSA; and
– What to consider before deciding to supplement or replace employees with independent contractors, volunteers or interns.

Speaker: Scott B. Mario, King & Spalding

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Best Practices in Accepting Credit Card Payments

Posted on November 17, 2016

Nonprofit organizations frequently accept credit cards for donations and/or sales, either directly or through third parties. This webcast will provide guidance regarding the regulations with which you are required to comply in accepting such cards. The speaker will provide an overview of:
– the various participants in the credit card networks and processes;
– the Payment Card Industry (“PCI”) data security standards for merchants accepting credit cards; and
– guidance regarding how to minimize liability as a merchant.

Speakers: Sean Christy, Bryan Cave and Tim Carlton, Bryan Cave

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Slides: Best Practices in Accepting Credit Card Payments

International Issues Related to Moving Money

Posted on October 25, 2016

It’s your charity’s first project in a foreign country – the funds you worked so hard to raise will finally be used to help people in need overseas. You’ve already been approached by enthusiastic people to work in-country, eager to implement your first project. What could go wrong? Well, quite a bit if you aren’t careful. How do you prevent or minimize these risks while making your donors happy, giving your workers a fulfilling experience, and ultimately furthering your mission?

Don’t miss this informative webinar for an overview of:
– Identifying and managing the key risks for U.S. charities working overseas;
– Considerations for determining business form or working with a local partner;
– Labor and employment considerations;
– What laws you will have to comply with, both US and local; and
– Avoiding the pitfalls of cross-border transfers of money.

Presenter: Aaron Lewis, Habitat for Humanity

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Slides: International Issues Related to Moving Money

Fair Labor Standards Act for GNESA

Posted on September 26, 2016

This webcast, originally presented for the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, includes important information to help nonprofits comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and to prepare for the new overtime regulations that go into effect on December 1, 2016. It provides an excellent overview of the law’s requirements along with practical information about working within those requirements both for organizations with 24-hour operations and all other nonprofits.

Presenters: Valerie Barney, Mohawk Industries, Inc. and Whitney Ferrer, Littler Mendelson, PC

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Protecting Confidential Information for Nonprofits

Posted on September 15, 2016

This webinar provides an overview of how to identify and protect confidential business information that is significant to your nonprofit. The presenters will explain the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, clarify the legal differences between confidential information and trade secrets, discuss how nonprofits can use confidential information and trade secrets while continuing to protect them, and provide best practices to protect confidential information and trade secrets when partnering with another organization.

The webinar will review:
– The differences between confidential information and trade secrets;
– How to identify whether your organization has any trade secrets;
– The Defend Trade Secrets Act and its impact on how your organization protects its proprietary information; and
– Best practices for non-disclosures agreements and how to best protect your organization’s proprietary information.

Speaker: William Cloherty, Elavon and Alex Meier, Seyfarth

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Checking the Facts: How the New Overtime Regulations Impact Nonprofits

Posted on August 23, 2016

The U. S. Department of Labor recently issued changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) regulations that govern overtime exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional workers. Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta has partnered with the Georgia Center for Nonprofits to provide this webcast to help nonprofits understand the changes. Among other changes, which are discussed in the webcast, the new regulations will increase the minimum salary level required to qualify for exemption effective December 1, 2016.

This webcast provides detailed guidance on the regulations, and practical steps nonprofit employers can take to respond strategically to these changes.

Presenter: Amy M. Palesch, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
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Are Independent Contractors in Your Organization Increasing Your Personal Risk?

Posted on August 19, 2016

Nonprofits have a variety of workers who help the organization. How to classify those workers is not as simple as one would think, and failure properly to classify workers can lead to costly and time-consuming unemployment and workers’ compensation claims, U.S. and Georgia Department of Labor audits and IRS investigations. In some cases, nonprofit board members and staff can be held personally liable for unpaid payroll taxes when an employee is incorrectly treated as a contractor. Under the law, specific factors are considered in determining the classification of workers as independent contractors or employees.

During this webcast, our speaker will help nonprofits:

Identify who is an independent contractor and who is an employee;
Avoid the risks of classifying workers improperly; and
Establish a proper independent contractor relationship.

Speaker: Crystal McElrath, Swift Currie

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