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Posted on May 1, 2019

Nonprofits often overlook the importance of timely, properly and thoroughly investigating employee complaints, but a nonprofit’s effective response to a complaint may limit the organization’s liability in a lawsuit. Accordingly, nonprofit organizations must ensure that they have effective mechanisms in place to identify, investigate and resolve employee complaints. This article lays out best practices in investigating employee complaints

Posted on April 30, 2019

In the climate of #MeToo, how do you protect your organization from the significant costs associated with claims of harassment, discrimination or retaliation made by employees or former employees? Even if you have your employee handbook and waivers all in tip-top shape, and are clearly not at fault, an employee or former employee can file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or sue your organization! This is when EPLI can help out. Learn more about employment practices liability insurance (EPLI), what it covers, and why you may want to get coverage.

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Posted on March 29, 2019

If your nonprofit organization has 100 or more employees, or if it is a federal government prime contractor or first-tier subcontractor with 50 or more employees and a prime contract or a first-tier subcontract amounting to $50,000 or more, the organization is required to file an EEO-1 report with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This article provides important information about upcoming new requirements for your EEO-1 report filing, including the reporting of pay data.

Posted on March 25, 2019

The Georgia Department of Revenue issued two notices on March 1, 2019 updating its previous policy bulletins regarding sales tax exemptions involving certain 501(c)(3) organizations. These notices update Policy Bulletins SUT-2017-04 (PDF) and SUT-2017-02 (PDF).

Posted on March 21, 2019

On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released proposed revisions to the overtime regulations that, if issued as final regulations, will increase the number of employees who are eligible for overtime pay. This article summarizes the proposed changes.

Posted on March 21, 2019

Do your employees text from their own smartphone for work? Do they work from home using their personal laptop? Many nonprofits today allow employees to work remotely, using their personal phones and laptops. This is a great tool for recruiting new talent and can even help minimize overhead. In this webcast, we will talk through what your organization needs to keep in mind if they have a mobile workforce. We explore questions such as:

– Can you access your organization’s documents on a former-employee’s personal laptop?
– What security measures should you and your employees implement on personal devices before accessing confidential client information?
– What is a “BYOD” Policy, and does your nonprofit need one?

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Posted on March 4, 2019

If your nonprofit doesn’t have the proper license from the local sheriff, that raffle you’re holding may be considered illegal gambling in the State of Georgia. Learn how to comply with the law and stay out of trouble.

Posted on February 28, 2019

Has anyone ever offered your organization a gift of stock, bonds, mutual funds, CDs, or other investments? Many organizations do not think about a policy for accepting such investments and a procedure for managing them until the offer is made and then urgency takes priority instead of a thoughtful plan. Some nonprofits also receive offers for the donation of real property including homes, empty lots, farms, and even office buildings. Having a policy, plan and process to handle such requests is important to protect the organization. Tune in to learn more about how to establish gift acceptance policies that work for small nonprofit organizations.

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Posted on February 15, 2019

Food donations support many in need, but nonprofits must not overlook their legal risks and obligations in distributing donated items. Every day, food is wasted by restaurants, growers and stores. This is in part because potential donors fail to understand food donation policy or fear possible liability. Fortunately, a federal law known as the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Act provides fairly broad protections to food donors and nonprofits distributing donated food. This article provides an overview of the Good Samaritan Act and some factors to consider for nonprofits engaged in or considering engaging in food donations.

Posted on February 6, 2019

If your nonprofit provides donors with an item in return for a donation, you will need to determine whether such item qualifies as a “low-cost article”. That question impacts how much the donor can deduct for his or her donation and what language you need to include on the acknowledgment of the donation.