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Legal Compliance

When Is a Nonprofit Volunteer Really an Employee? Pending Maine Supreme Court Case to Address the Issue

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from The Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin June 2017, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law with the Law Office of Robert H. Levin. A case currently pending before the Maine Supreme Court will tackle the question of whether an individual who was treated as a volunteer by a nonprofit organization could nevertheless be deemed […]

Maine’s Recreational Marijuana Law: What Nonprofit Employers Need to Know

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from The Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin March 2017, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law with the Law Office of Robert H. Levin. Maine’s new recreational marijuana law is now in effect, although retail sales will not be permitted until February 2018. The law was passed by voters in the November 2016 election, then […]

BREAKING NEWS: Court Issues Injunction Blocking DOL Overtime Rules

by Mary Erin Casale
Federal Judge Blocks Overtime Rule Late on Tuesday, a federal district judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking implementation of the Overtime Final Rule, ruling that the U.S. Department of Labor exceeded its authority. Barring a last-minute appeal, the overtime rule will not go into effect as scheduled on December 1 because of this decision. […]

Before you celebrate, ADVOCATE!

by Mary Erin Casale
UPDATE : Thanks to your hard work, the IRS the Treasury Department and IRS announced that it is withdrawing the proposed Gift Substantiation regulation. The withdrawal of the flawed regulatory proposal is very good news for the public, for donors, and for the nonprofit community. The government was convinced that its proposal would have contributed to identity […]

The Affordable Care Act: What Maine Nonprofits Should Know

by Molly O'Connell
Many nonprofits are scrambling (or at least have it on their to-do list to scramble) to learn how the upcoming changes to health insurance driven by the Affordable Care Act will affect them, their employees and their clients. Here are the resources we think will be most helpful to get you up to speed on […]

Does Your Nonprofit Use Interns?

by Molly O'Connell
Remember Black Swan? It’s back in the news, and nonprofits should pay attention. A recent court ruling about the usage of unpaid interns on that movie’s set is drawing attention to potential legal and financial liabilities that nonprofits would be wise to carefully consider when planning and managing internships. Below is a great summary of the […]