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Archive for November, 2013

The Contraceptive Mandate:

Strategic Planning for Religious Organizations On August 1, 2011, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) adopted guidelines outlining the required preventive health care for women. That guidance requires coverage for all FDA-approved contraceptive services, including the “morning after” pill and the “week after” pill. Church Employer Exemption When this HHS guidance was initially […]

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So You Have a Concern About Something Your Church or Favorite Ministry is Doing…Why Not Tell the IRS About It?

The IRS has always been open to fielding questions and complaints from the general public about the actions of charitable organizations. But, unless you were willing to drop by a local office or brave the automated phone system, it was a daunting process to actually file a complaint. So several years ago the IRS Exempt […]

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Employment Law Corner: California Minimum Wage Increases

Governor Brown recently signed legislation (A.B. 10) to increase the minimum wage in California from $8 an hour to $10 an hour by 2016. The increase will take effect in two time periods. Effective July 1, 2014, the minimum wage will increase by $1 from $8 an hour to $9 an hour. Then again on […]

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Exempt Organizations in California

New legislation recently passed eliminates the requirement for certain types of federally tax-exempt entities to file a full application for exemption with California when they apply for a state exemption from income tax. New legislation recently passed in the state eliminates the requirements for certain federally tax-exempt entities to file a full application for exemption […]

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