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Archive for November, 2016

Why Your Ministry Needs a Conflict of Interest Policy

Government oversight agencies, foundations, donors and members are all demanding greater accountability and transparency from charities these days, including churches and religious nonprofits, in order to help ensure that the organizations they are involved with avoid conflicts of interest and better serve their respective constituents. In recent years we have seen a number of high […]

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Posted in: Bits & Pieces, Blog

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Employer-Provided Housing – When Is It Not Taxable?

Employers will at times provide housing to employees for a number of reasons. Many nonprofit organizations, including colleges and universities, historic sites, housing facilities, churches and church denominations, often come to mind. Unless an exception applies, the full value of the housing provided is treated under the tax laws as taxable compensation to the employee. […]

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Posted in: Employment Law, News

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IRS Issues Final Regulations Regarding “Limited Duration” Coverage and Other Excepted Benefits under Obama Care

The Departments of the Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services have finalized regulations regarding the definition of short-term, limited-duration insurance for purposes of the exclusion from the definition of individual health insurance coverage. They have also clarified the standards for travel insurance and supplemental health insurance coverage to be considered under the “excepted” benefits […]

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Posted in: Healthcare Reform, News

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Minimum Wage Rules for Private Employers in California

As a result of a new law, California’s minimum wage will start increasing each year. This will change not only the floor amount affected employers must pay employees, but also which employees will be considered “exempt” from overtime pay requirements. Misclassifying employees as exempt can result in substantial legal liability for an employer, which is […]

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Posted in: Employment Law, News

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