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November 24-December 1, 2020
The bylaws of a nonprofit corporation state the following: "The Chief Executive Officer may be an ex-officio member, with voice and voting privileges, of the Board of Directors and not subject to term limits.”  The CEO is listed as a director on the organization’s website but there is nothing in the minute book about appointing the CEO to the board and, of course, nothing to say that the CEO has a vote.  A critical Resolution was recently passed 8-7 with the CEO voting yes.  Did it actually pass?   Answer

Employment Law

October 5, 2020

Employees getting paid for eight hours of volunteering for charity are not entitled to overtime...Read more

“Lifesharing Providers” can’t bring class action as employees

Two “Lifesharing providers” who serve...

Fired YMCA exec may proceed with discrimination claims

A terminated YMCA executive may proceed with...

Adjuncts at Catholic university not covered by NLRA

The federal Court of Appeals for the District...

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Lead Stories

November 24, 2020
The Military Sexual Trauma Movement was formed in 2018 as a 501(c)(4) organization to help... Read more

Lessons from Litigation

November 10, 2020

Children of the settlors of a charitable trust have no standing, simply because they are...Read more

Parents can’t sue religious school over students’ dismissal

A trial court in Texas has no jurisdiction to...

Requirement of 85% to amend covenants is valid

A provision in the Declaration of Covenants...

Bankrupt business eligible for PPP loan

Despite the fact that the Small Business...

Tax Matters


The founder of a nonprofit corporation may not claim losses on his personal tax return from the...Read more

Library cannot get federal injunction against tax sale

A nonprofit library in Maine has been unable...

Conservation easement over golf course eligible for deduction

A conservation easement over land including a...

University property leased for child care not exempt

Two parcels of property leased by the...

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