RESOURCE: Legal Alerts, including Posting Salary Information; Governance during the Pandemic; Ballot Measures and Advocacy

July 28, 2022

Legal Alerts for Nonprofits

Lawyers Alliance for New York

New York City and State Employers Must Disclose Salary Information in Job Postings – updated
Nonprofits that operate in New York City will be required to include compensation information in their job postings under both City and, very likely, State law. In May, New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed into law Introduction Number 133-A, which is set to take effect on November 1, 2022. The City law makes it an unlawful discriminatory practice for job listings in New York City to omit the minimum and maximum salary or wage.

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Expediting Nonprofit Governance During the Coronavirus Emergency
As many nonprofits learned during the pandemic, organizations need to be able to act quickly, while thoughtfully planning for an uncertain future. This updated Legal Alert describes techniques a Board of Directors can use to meet and act expeditiously.

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501 (c)(3) Public Charities can Support or Oppose Ballot Measures but Must Comply with IRS Limits and Campaign Finance Rules
Public charities with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status can support or oppose New York ballot measures, because ballot measure advocacy is not covered by the IRS ban on partisan political activities. However, many ballot measure communications are covered by New York State and New York City campaign finance laws. As a result, before issuing a ballot measure communication it is important to determine whether doing so will trigger any obligations under those laws, such as registering as a political committee or posting a disclaimer or attribution.

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Large In-Kind Donations to, and Speech by, Certain 501 (c)(4)s May Trigger Obligation to Report to New York Department of State
The Department of State has started accepting filings from 501(c)(3) charities that make large in-kind donations to certain 501(c)(4) organizations, and from 501(c)(4) organizations that engage in certain types of speech. The filing requirements were established by a 2020 law.

It is likely that they will affect a very small number of 501(c)(3)s and many 501(c)(4)s. This Legal Alert explains who may be affected, what they would need to file, and why a court ruling may make it hard for the state to enforce these requirements.

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