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

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

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 […]

Repeal of the Johnson Amendment

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

I frequently like to remind our 501(c)(3) clients about the importance of advocating on their issues through lobbying and the legitimacy of their role in doing so. But when we encourage lobbying, we point out the distinction between lobbying on issues and the prohibition on political activity. The rule against political activity has been known […]

Keep It Moving Forward

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

Dear colleagues: I’ll be honest. November has been a tough month. I was thrilled when the short Thanksgiving workweek arrived and I could retreat to my home and family – – cooking and cleaning never looked so good. I’ve indeed enjoyed a few days at home, with my two older daughters home from college. As […]

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) New Rules Suspended

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

The new FLSA rules that were scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016 were suspended by a federal judge last week. This means employers are not required to implement the new rules regarding treating employees who make less than $47,476 as “non-exempt” under the FLSA. Of course, if you’ve made promises for raises, those […]

Advocacy: Standing up for your Issues

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Uncategorized

In the wake of the election, many organizations may be more motivated than ever to advocate for their beneficiaries. Advocacy is an important tool for 501(c)(3) organizations and should not be overlooked! Here are the basics on the federal and Wisconsin rules that apply to advocacy for 501(c)(3) organizations. Federal rules allow 501(c)(3) “public charities” […]