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Chris Carty Presented “Selected Employment Issues for Nonprofits” Seminar

On December 12, 2012 by Schnader

M. Christine Carty presented a webinar “Selected Employment Issues for Nonprofits” on December 12, 2012. Ms. Carty discussed how to comply with Internal Revenue Service regulations concerning executive compensation and perks, including the potential consequences of failure to comply; the application of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Department of Labor regulations to volunteers and interns, identifying the legal issues presented by social media for employers and how to comply with the new National Labor Relations Board positions regarding social media; and avoiding the financial pitfalls to nonprofits in various state unemployment laws. Nonprofit employers also received current information on the application to them of the Affordable Care Act. The¬†webinar provided tools to avoid the imposition of taxes, penalties and fines, reduce costs, draft compliant policies and avoid litigation.

Agenda

Executive Compensation and Perks

  • IRS Framework
    • Prohibition on Excess Benefit/Self-Dealing Transactions
    • Consequences of EBTs and Self-Dealing
    • Role of Form 990
  • Perks as EBTs or Self-Dealing
  • How to Avoid EBTs and Self-Dealing in Compensation
    • Creating a Presumption of Fairness
    • Lack of Presumption

What Every Employer Should Know About the Affordable Care Act

  • How Does the ACA Apply to Nonprofit Employers?
  • What Is the Employer Responsibility Payment and to Whom Does It Apply?
  • When Can Employees Gain Access to the Premium Tax Credit?
  • What Kind of New Information Reporting Should Employers Anticipate?

Volunteer Intern or Employee?

  • What Is the Difference and Consequence of Each Category?
  • Restrictions on Volunteers/Interns
  • Special Issues
    • Students
    • Directors
  • Consequences of Misclassification?

Social Media and Nonprofits

  • Issues Created by Social Media
  • Benefits of Social Media Policy
  • Does the NLRA Apply to Social Media Policies and Practices

Pitfalls of State Unemployment Laws

  • State Law Framework and Purpose
  • Effect of Failing to Oppose Unemployment Applications