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Complying with the New FLSA Overtime Rule

Complying with the New FLSA Overtime Rule

Beginning January 1, 2020, employees earning up to $35,568 per year may become eligible to receive overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a new rule (the “Overtime Rule”) on September 24, 2019, that increased the salary level an employee...

Complying with the New FLSA Overtime Rule

Overview of FLSA Principles

This FAQ addresses commonly asked questions about the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), including its applicability to Community Action Agencies (CAAs). It provides an overview of key FLSA principles and discusses the exemptions CAAs most frequently use to classify employees as “exempt”...

Sample Whistleblower Policy

Sample Whistleblower Policy

An effective whistleblower policy encourages staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders to report suspected wrongdoing without fear of retaliation. This sample whistleblower policy is intended to help CAAs comply with the federal rules and regulations related to the protection of whistleblowers. It...

Complying with the New FLSA Overtime Rule

Recovering Shared and Indirect Costs

Nearly five years after the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards (Uniform Guidance), there continues to be significant misunderstanding of and confusion around the use of cost allocation...

All a-Board! Series: Getting People on the Board (People)

All a-Board! Series: Who Says What Goes? (Process)

Tonya is a new CAA board member who has just received a whistleblower complaint from a CAA employee. Follow her journey as she discovers the key aspects of a CAA’s board operations—how the board communicates and makes decisions, the board’s role in developing organizational policies, and the...

All a-Board! Series: Getting People on the Board (People)

All a-Board! Series: Why Are You Here? (Purpose)

Explore the reasons why people become CAA board members, including what it means to be a board member who is Capable, Accountable, Representative, and Engaged (C.A.R.E) in the context of community action. Whether you’re a new CAA board member eager to orient yourself to the work of community...

Attorneys as CAA Board Members

Attorneys as CAA Board Members

Attorneys make valuable contributions to Community Action Agencies (CAAs) as board members. They possess training and expertise that help boards better fulfill their duties to their organizations while bolstering the impact that CAAs have in communities. This webinar examines issues unique to...

Attorneys as CAA Board Members

UBIT: Old and New Traps for the Unwary

Even if your organization is recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt, it may be subject to the federal unrelated business income tax (UBIT). UBIT typically arises as a consideration for tax-exempt organizations when they turn to revenue generating ventures as a way to diversify their funding. However,...