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October 27-November 3, 2020
Several employees have expressed zero confidence in the current CEO of a nonprofit organization. One program is considering breaking off and starting a new nonprofit. What resources should this group turn to so that they can minimize damage to the parent organization while at the same time setting up for success with the new organization? 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

October 23, 2020

An appellate court in Pennsylvania has rejected a claim that a nonprofit formed to promote the...

Lessons from Litigation

October 13, 2020

A trial court in Texas has no jurisdiction to hear a breach of contract suit brought by parents...Read more

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...

Named beneficiary may not contest administration of trust

Normally, a named beneficiary of a trust has...

Tax Matters

September 29, 2019

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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