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Question of the Week

May 11-18, 2021
A member of our nonprofit corporation has requested that her motion be included in the annual meeting proxy. Members are allowed to raise motions at the annual meeting if they are present in person as part of the new business part of the agenda. Members may also vote by proxy. 50 members are required to join in a call for a special meeting.  May a single member submit a question for consideration in the annual meeting proxy, which typically only includes voting on directors and sometimes bylaw amendments recommended by the board?  Answer

Employment Law

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EEOC claim jeopardized by failure to report in bankruptcy

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Lead Stories

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Who Owns Rights to Event Photos Taken By Volunteer for Nonprofit?

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Lessons from Litigation

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Artist Andy Warhol’s creation of a series of portraits of the singer Prince, based on a single...Read more

Want to know why you should control the “Foundation”?

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Suspension of membership is not denial of property right

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Private nonprofit employee is “public servant”

When the defendant in a criminal case in...

Tax Matters

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May 11, 2021

A nonprofit created to promote and exhibit African Art has lost its charitable tax exemption...Read more

Contractor not agent of hospital for sales tax exemption

A cleaning contractor for three charitable...

LLC with charity as sole member is not entitled to exemption

A limited liability company that has a 501(c...

City may not impose “business privilege tax” on charity

The City of Allentown, PA, may not impose a “...

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