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Category Archives: Nonprofit Law

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PPP Recipient Information Released by the SBA: What you Need to Know about What People Know About Your PPP Loan

By Simms Showers LLP |

PPP Recipient Information Released by the SBA: What you Need to Know About What People Know About Your PPP Loan By H. Robert Showers, Esq. and William R. Thetford, Esq.  Last Updated: December 14, 2020 Back in July, the United States Small Business Administration (the SBA) released some information on the recipients of its… Read More »

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Legal Alert: Governors Amended Executive Orders Affect Churches, Businesses, and Individuals

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Legal Alert: Governors Amended Executive Orders Affect Churches, Businesses, and Individuals By William R. Thetford, Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq. Last Updated: November 20, 2020 The unprecedented series of health concerns, outbreaks, closures, restrictions, and lockdowns this year has been a recurring frustration for individuals, businesses, and churches. With the cooler weather, many… Read More »

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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE CALLING AN ATTORNEY ABOUT STARTING A NONPROFIT

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By Justin R. Coleman, Esq. and H. Robert Showers Esq. So, you have a passion to save the world (or at least some portion of it)? For some, this may mean spending time working at a local soup kitchen, animal shelter, or youth program. Others may feel that their cause is not being adequately… Read More »

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Immigration Changes for Nonprofits and Churches

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  1. Form I-9 Changes in January 2017 Recently the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new version of its Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification form and required U.S. employers to begin using the new Form I-9 by January 22, 2017.  Currently, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conduct thousands of I-9… Read More »

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Nonprofit and Church Alert: Court Stalls New FLSA Rule

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On November 22, 2016, a federal court enjoined the new FLSA salary rule that was scheduled to take effect December 1, 2016. That start date is postponed indefinitely pending further action of the Courts, Executive branch or Congress or all three. Judge Mazzant of the Eastern District of Texas granted an Emergency Motion for… Read More »

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Radical Changes Coming to Salary & Overtime Regulations in 2016

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By July 2016, the Department of Labor is slated to release new regulations that will raise the minimum salary requirement for exempt employees.  Currently, in order to be exempt from the overtime requirements of the FLSA, an employee must earn a minimum salary of $23,660 and have specific job responsibilities.  Under the proposed rules,… Read More »

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How Does the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Affect Your Tax-Exempt Organization?

By Simms Showers LLP |

When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2010, it fundamentally altered the health insurance landscape in the U.S.  Although the ACA become law five years ago, it still has not been fully implemented. Instead, the federal agencies tasked with implementing the law, namely, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Internal… Read More »

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Do’s and Don’ts of Effective and Legal Use of For-Profits with Non-Profits

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Increasingly, it has become common practice for churches and non-profits to combine their ministry with a related for-profit endeavor.  Whether it’s a coffee shop or a manufacturing enterprise, non-profits can often be seen involving themselves in successful and profitable businesses.  Because of the significant differences between for-profit and non-profit activities and structures, an unwary… Read More »

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Responsibilities of Non-Profit Board Members

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In one of our recent newsletter articles, we highlighted some legal potholes that could harm your non-profit organization and how you can alert your board of directors to these risks.  This article turns the lens inward and addresses the risks to board members, if duties are not performed properly. The board of a non-profit… Read More »

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What’s In A Name?: Non-Profit Branding And Trademarks

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“What’s in a name?  A rose by any other name would smell as sweet….”  (Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene II).  Although I cannot disagree with Shakespeare’s words when it comes to affairs of the heart, a name means everything concerning the favor and reputation of a church or non-profit.  Protect your “rose” by… Read More »

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