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New Overtime Rule Salary Limit for Exempt Employees

By |2019-10-11T00:54:00+00:00October 11th, 2019|Employment|

What it is and what employers need to do now On September 24, 2019, the Department of Labor issued a final rule on overtime pay eligibility increasing the minimum salary threshold to $35,568 annually or $684 weekly. This followed a halted, never-implemented rule announced in 2016 to increase the level to $47,476. The increase is the first since 2004 and will take effect on January 1, 2020. Overview of determining overtime pay exemption. Any work performed by an employee that exceeds 40 hours per week is “overtime.” All employees, including nonprofit employees in almost every case, are eligible [...]

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How to Conduct Meaningful Performance Reviews

By |2019-04-25T17:53:14+00:00February 19th, 2019|Employment|

An indispensable element to a strong & stable work force Performance reviews are the employment equivalent of annual physical exams. Many dread them. While some schedule one each year, others avoid them until and unless problems arise that cannot go ignored. When used properly, performance reviews are excellent investments in staff and an organization. From a legal perspective, you are in a much stronger place to make decisions about promotion, compensation, and continuation of employment when you have provided and received input throughout the employment period. Performance reviews should be an ongoing process. Feedback—positive and negative—should be a continuous, [...]

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1099 Reminder

By |2019-04-25T18:23:02+00:00January 15th, 2019|Nonprofit, Taxes|

Deadline for Filing Form 1099 is January 31. A reminder of reporting obligations of nonprofits Dear Scholz Nonprofit Law clients, current and past, and friends in the community: Thank you for the opportunity to work with you. We greatly appreciate the work you do in the community and the trust you place in us to assist you. We look forward to being able to serve you in 2019. All nonprofits have an obligation to submit various reports to the IRS and to the state each year. To the best of our knowledge, the filing deadlines are not changing, despite the government [...]

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Alternatives to Arbitration Clauses in the Wake of Epic v. Lewis

By |2019-04-25T00:09:43+00:00May 24th, 2018|Employment|

There was a huge employment news day this week. You may say it was Epic. The Supreme Court issued its decision on Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis allowing for employers to hold employees to binding individual arbitration agreements even in class action situations. There are many excellent articles that explain the importance of this decision such as these in the New York Law Journal and the Washington Post. What does this mean to the small employer? In short, this ruling favors large employers and disadvantages the employees that work for them. Generally, we at Scholz Nonprofit Law find that [...]

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Summer Hires

By |2019-04-25T18:42:58+00:00April 19th, 2018|Employment|

Summer Help: Temporary Employee, Independent Contractor, or Volunteer? Despite the incredible blast of winter we are experiencing this April, summer is coming. [Just an expression of faith!] With summer comes summer help. Whether it's a stand-alone project or coverage for vacationing staff, it's a rite of passage for many--we were once the young, bright intern and now take the role of the wise, experienced employer. While this type of relationship can be a win-win for your organization and a student looking for a real-world experience, bringing on summer help can be a risk to your organization if classification of [...]

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