What's New at CAPLAW?

 

new Affordable Care Act Check-Up Webinar Series

The employer mandate is in effect for many larger employers, but many employers still have questions.  Through two one-hour webinars, we examine specific compliance issues surrounding the employer mandate, focusing first on how to identify who is full-time employee covered by the mandate and then on how to meet the new reporting requirements, using new IRS Forms 1094 and 1095.  Learn more and view recordings.

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Ins and Outs of Indirect Costs Under the Super Circular Webinar Series

This webinar series provides an in-depth review of how CAAs handle indirect costs.  Through four one-hour webinars, we explore the practical impact of the Super Circular (“Uniform Guidance”) on the treatment of indirect costs.  We not only discuss what’s new under the Uniform Guidance but also help CAAs analyze the ways in which they comply with the unchanged and new requirements.  Using scenarios and examples, we examine how administrative costs may be charged, the 10% de minimis rate, indirect cost rate options and the choice to extend current rates.  Learn more and view recordings.

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CAPLAW Update: Special Edition 2014

Read the Special Edition 2014 issue of the CAPLAW Update Newsletter, a continuing series of reports on current legal and financial issues of interest to Community Action Agencies. This newsletter focuses on the OMB Super Circular and what it means for CAAs. Articles include: Navigating the OMB Super Circular Changes, Administrative Requirements Review, Cost Principles Analysis, and Audit Highlights. Read the full edition here. Print here.


News for Community Action

 

new HHS Extends Comment Period for Revised Head Start Program Performance Standards

On June 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed the first comprehensive revision and reorganization of the Head Start Program Performance Standards since they were published in 1975.  In a notice published in the Federal Register, HHS announced that it will extend the comment period for the proposed Standards by 30 days to 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on Thursday, September 17, 2015.  Comments on the proposed Standards may be submitted electronically here.  CAPLAW will submit comments on the proposed Standards and encourages CAAs to send any suggestions they have for CAPLAW with respect to its comments to Veronica Zhang by Tuesday, September 1, 2015.  Read CAPLAW's August 2015 e-Bulletin article for a summary of the significant changes in the proposed Standards.

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new Proposed FLSA Regs Expand Eligibility for Overtime Pay

On July 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule that more than doubles the minimum salary threshold for certain employees to be considered exempt from the minimum wage and overtime pay protections under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Comments to the proposed rule are due by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on Friday, September 4, 2015 and may be submitted electronically here.  Read CAPLAW's August 2015 e-Bulletin article  for a summary of the proposed rule.

 

 

 

Read the Fall 2014 issue of the CAPLAW Update Newsletter, a continuing series of reports on current legal and financial issues of interest to Community Action Agencies.