What's New at CAPLAW?

 

new FAQ: Complying with the New Overtime Rule under the FLSA

This FAQ answers some common questions about the new overtime rule under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and its implications for Community Action Agencies (CAAs). Topics addressed include: application of the new overtime rule, general FLSA principles, white-collar exemptions, Head Start teachers, and coverage under the FLSA. Learn more and read.

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CAA Leaders' Legal Boot Camp Webinar Series

This five-part webinar series and a new resource developed by CAPLAW in collaboration with the national Community Action Partnership, the CAA Leader’s Legal Guide, aims to provide new and seasoned CAA Leaders with an overview of the many legal requirements that they will work with on a regular basis. The series and the Guide address: (i) federal grant law; (ii) the Community Services Block Grant Act; (iii) financial management of federal grants; and (iv) general tax-exempt organization requirements. The series also includes a webinar directed specifically at issues particular to public CAAs. Click_here to learn more.

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Dynamic Duo: A Guide to Enhancing the Board & Executive Director Partnership

This guide, created in collaboration with the National Community Action Partnership, analyzes the board and executive director relationship including roles and responsibilities; board recruitment and development; internal and external communications; the executive director and board chair relationship; executive director transition; executive director compensation; and executive director supervision and evaluation. Throughout the Guide, we suggest actions each party can take to strengthen their working relationship and further the shared goal of creating a compliant and sustainable organization. Learn more and read

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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.

News for Community Action

 

new HHS Issues Final Head Start Program Performance Standards

On September 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final Head Start Program Performance Standards (the final Performance Standards), the first comprehensive revision and reorganization of the Performance Standards since they were published in 1975.

The final Performance Standards will take effect on November 7, 2016, though compliance with certain provisions will be phased in over a five-year period ending on August 1, 2021. Read More.

For additional information on the final Performance Standards, please see the following:

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new Upcoming Nonprofits Assistance Fund Webinars

Check out the Nonprofits Assistance Fund's complimentary webinars covering financial topics relevant to CAAs:

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IRS Webinar Available Online

A recording of the IRS webinar Understanding the Universal Availability Rules in a 403(b) Retirement Plan is available online. This webinar address basic universal availability rules, treatment of part-time, seasonal, and temporary employees, required notices, and other related topics. To access the webinar, sign up here.

 

 

 

Watch CAPLAW's Attorney Network webinar "Nuts and Bolts of Subgrant Agreements.".

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This webinar is intended to help attorneys better understand the rules that apply to CAAs proposing to subgrant federal funds. We discuss the framework that applies when determining whether a subrecipient or a contractor (vendor) relationship is created. We then talk about the applicable rules that affect the drafting of a subgrant agreement and walk through a sample agreement to highlight key contractual provisions.