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Board Self-Assessment

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Question of the Week

December 16-23, 2014
My girlfriend works for a nonprofit and has both received an email and had a discussion with the director of the organization in which it was "strongly suggested" that all employees donate cash money to the nonprofit before the end of the calendar year. Is it ethical, or even legal, for them to put the employees on the spot like that, especially when I know she spends money out of pocket on certain things and does not submit any of this on financial or expense reports?
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Employment Law


A federal District Court in New York City has permitted a female veterinarian to proceed with...Read more

Catholic Health plan not a “church plan” exempt from ERISA

A Magistrate Judge in Colorado has held that...

Can nonprofit compete with for-profit?

Can a nonprofit trade association compete...

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Lead Stories


The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has held that a trustee holding a fund to provide...

Lessons from Litigation


The Supreme Court of Mississippi has reaffirmed that donors who asked for a refund of their...Read more

Claim against directors for improper use of name fails

The former board chair of a nonprofit has no...

ASPCA not a “victim” of animal abuse and can’t collect for work

When a woman entered a conditional plea of...

Garden Club not liable for falling tree

The Chautauqua Bird, Tree and Garden Club,...

Tax Matters


Two groups of former medical residents and fellows have been permitted to sue the New York and...Read more

Code violations do not prevent real estate exemption

Technical violations of a town’s building or...

Photography Center not qualified for charitable exemption

A nonprofit photography center that provides...

Deduction denied for “quid pro quo” easement

The Tax Court has denied the claim of a...

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