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Posted on August 13, 2020

Last Spring, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) created new provisions for childcare leave. 5 months later, with schools opening up virtually and in-person, employers may once again be wondering how FFCRA leave might apply to their employees. In this episode of the PBPA Podcast, Todd Stanton answers our questions about FFCRA childcare leave & school re-openings.

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Posted on August 7, 2020

Nonprofits may be impacted by recent modifications to COVID-19 unemployment claims filing rules by the Georgia Department of Labor. The new rules impact which employees a nonprofit must continue to file partial unemployment claims for and what to do if an employee’s temporary reduction of hours have been converted to a permanent layoff. Read this article for further guidance on the latest Georgia unemployment benefits updates.

Posted on August 6, 2020

Georgia has enacted a law that provides immunity from certain civil lawsuits that may arise in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act (the “Act”) contains sweeping provisions that will provide much needed peace of mind during these uncertain times. However, there are important limitations to the Act’s reach that your nonprofit should consider before relying upon its protections. Read this article to learn more about the protection provided by the Act.

Posted on August 5, 2020

If your organization is subject to HIPAA, there are very stringent laws that dictate how your nonprofit must handle medical records. Even if your nonprofit is not subject to HIPAA, there are several obligations around handling medical records. In this webcast, our speaker will talk about:

  • Medical records & COVID-19
  • Confidentiality requirements
  • How to handle requests for medical information
  • Speaker: Zeke Van Keuren, Southern Health Lawyers

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    Posted on July 30, 2020

    As the realities of managing employees during COVID-19 unfold, government agencies have recently provided more guidance for employers. This article breaks down new developments, including whether an employee returning from furlough may be eligible for FFCRA leave, new CDC return to work guidance and whether an employee has to visit a doctor in person before being eligible for FMLA leave.

    Posted on July 30, 2020

    Many nonprofits find themselves teleworking, now and for the foreseeable future. Just because your workforce is out of sight does not mean they are out of mind. In this podcast, Val Rusk shares legal and practical insight on managing a remote workforce.

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    Posted on July 27, 2020

    Do you have to let an employee go? Even the best managers eventually find themselves in this position, and preparation is key. Join us in a conversation with Lori Shapiro, PBPA’s Employment Counsel, as she walks us through an employee termination meeting.

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    Click here for the Georgia Separation Notice Required for Any Separation from Employment mentioned in the podcast.

    Posted on July 24, 2020

    In Georgia, most §501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations ARE NOT exempt from paying sales and use tax in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Revenue (GA DOR) realized that many tax-exempt organizations are not aware of their sales tax obligations especially regarding their fundraising activities. So, on July 2, 2020, the GA DOR issued a comprehensive bulletin on how and when sales and use tax applies to nonprofit fundraising activities. The bulletin explains 13 different fundraising scenarios and their sales tax implications. For instance, does your nonprofit have to collect sales tax on the sale of an auction item donated to your organization? What if you host a road race and charge an admission fee to raise funds? Should sale tax be charged on golf tournament entry fees or mulligans? Those and many more questions are answered in this bulletin.

    Posted on July 17, 2020

    Find information on recent guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA”) in this article, including:

      Is Your Employee Eligible For Paid Leave If Their Child’s Summer Camp Has Been Cancelled? The Department of Labor has provided guidance on if and when an employee is eligible for leave related to childcare during the school summer break. In certain situations, if an employee lacks childcare this summer due to cancelled or reduced capacity summer programs, then that employee may be eligible for leave under the FFCRA.
      If an Employee Does Take Leave under FFCRA, How Should That Be Reported? The Internal Revenue Service has provided guidance for employers and their payroll providers on how to report FFCRA wage payments.
    Posted on July 1, 2020

    Updated on August 5, 2020

    Small nonprofits that have received money under the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) will want to take advantage of the loan forgiveness provisions. This article summarizes the factors a small nonprofit should consider to maximize its loan forgiveness using the latest information available. In addition, this article discusses the newly released loan forgiveness applications and process.