What's New at CAPLAW?

 

new Indirect Cost & WIOA FAQs

CAPLAW has created several new resources to helps CAAs navigate the ever-changing landscape of legal compliance. A series of 34 questions and answers about indirect costs, covering a range of topics including the 10% de minimis rate, federally negotiated indirect cost rates, and cost allocation, can be found here. A second set of questions and answers about the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), available here, addresses frequently asked questions about the implementation of WIOA and how it differs from its predecessor the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

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new Merger & Democratic Selection Case Studies

CAPLAW has published two new case studies. CAPLAW’s newest Merger Case Study, which is part of an ongoing series of merger case studies, details the merger of two nonprofits in Mesa, Arizona. Click_here to learn more about the background, structure, and implementation of this CAA merger. CAPLAW has also published the first three case studies in a new series, Raising the Low-Income Voice: Case Studies in Democratic Selection Procedures. To read more about the various ways that CAAs are meeting the CSBG Act’s requirement that the low-income sector of the tripartite board be selected in accordance with “democratic selection procedures…,” click here.

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new 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 OSHA's Recordkeeping Posting Required on February 1: Are You Ready?

Many employers think their OSHA recordkeeping logs and procedures are fully compliant, only to learn after an OSHA inspection and, in some cases, hundreds of thousands of dollars in penalties, that they were not. Fisher & Phillips LLP will be presenting a complimentary webinar on Friday, January 29 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM ET that will address the many OSHA recordkeeping pitfalls that employers face, especially those dealing with temporary employees and multiple locations. The webinar will examine in detail the changes made by the revised rule and the increased employer reporting requirements for all employers, including, OSHA’s revised recordkeeping standard requiring all non-exempt employers to post 300A Summaries for each establishment for three months starting February 1.

Click here to learn more and register.

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CAPLAW Submits Comments on Proposed Head Start Program Performance Standards

On June 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services proposed the first comprehensive revision and reorganization of the Head Start Program Performance Standards since they were published in 1975. CAPLAW submitted comments on the proposed Standards, a copy of which is available here. Read CAPLAW's August 2015 e-Bulletin article for a summary of the significant changes in the proposed Standards.

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Update on the Uniform Guidance

In September 2015 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) issued two important updates to the Uniform Guidance. First, OMB published “correcting amendments” to the Uniform Guidance, which can be viewed on the Federal Register website here or in PDF format here. Second, COFAR updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Uniform Guidance. The recent update contains 25 new questions and several amended questions. The updated FAQ can be viewed on COFAR’s website. Read more.

 

 

 

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.