Expanding the California Family Rights Act Effective January 2021

September 30, 2020 by Kim Spilker posted in Risk Management, Member Resources

As 2020 winds down, employers large and small will have to grapple with some significant changes to the state’s California Family Rights Act (CFRA). The September 17th signing of SB 1383 is a massive shift for California employers, since the CFRA has historically provided job protected leave for employers with 50 or more employees.

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California Nonprofits: Are Your Workers Independent Contractors after AB5?

November 26, 2019 by Ellen Aldridge posted in Risk Management

Following the 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, which established a three-part ABC test to determine coverage under the California Wage Orders—regulations from which many higher level and higher paid workers are exempt—Assembly Bill 5 now applies the ABC test to determine worker eligibility for inclusion in the workers compensation and unemployment insurance systems. All the employee rights found in the California Labor Code, including things such as paid sick leave, business expense reimbursement, and rules governing the frequency and timing of the payment of wages, are now determined by the new statute.

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FLSA Overtime Exempt Salary Minimum Increases on January 1, 2020

October 28, 2019 by Nahida S. Nisa posted in Risk Management

What you need to know: Effective January 1, 2020, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will update the salary level test for overtime exempt status in the following ways:

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Guest Post: Why Prioritized Risk Management is Critical for Nonprofits, by Donna Galer and Al Decker

May 13, 2019 by Guest Writer posted in Risk Management

When a 60-year-old nonprofit in New York City placing volunteers in schools closed its doors a few years ago, it recognized a sizeable fundraising risk it faced: its major donor, the City, was giving less and giving inconsistently. The nonprofit did take steps to address this, such as reducing expenses and asking schools for a “partnership fee.”  Unfortunately, that was not enough to avoid closure.

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Federal Court Further Defines Requirements for FCRA Disclosure Notices

April 18, 2019 by Ellen Aldridge posted in Risk Management

There’s an old saying: “What you don’t know, can’t hurt you.” In the employment context, recent federal court cases have sometimes called for that phrase to become, “What you do know can hurt you”—especially if you ask the wrong questions and uncover information you shouldn’t have! Background checks help ensure you have all relevant information when making a hiring decision. Any good nonprofit conducts background checks on applicants for employment or volunteer positions as part of due diligence and risk management.

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