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FAQ: FLSA Overtime Rule Blocked – What Do CAAs Do Now?

This FAQ, FLSA Overtime Rule Blocked – What Do CAAs Do Now?, discusses the ruling that blocked the new FLSA overtime rule and assists CAAs in developing a practical plan of action. For additional information about the new overtime rule see this FAQ.

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CSBG Organizational Standards Resources Guide

Check out CAPLAW's newly launched online guide, where resources developed by CAPLAW and the national Community Action Partnership are linked to specific CSBG Organizational Standards to help Community Action Agencies in their compliance efforts.

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Social Enterprises and Public CAA Case Studies

CAPLAW recently released two new case studies. One is Pace CAA Social Enterprises: A Case Study which examines how a nonprofit CAA leveraged its experience to establish social enterprises focused on helping individuals reach self-sufficiency. The other is Public CAA Case Study: The Power of a Tripartite Board which focuses on how the tripartite board of Montgomery County Community Action Agency, a public CAA, fulfills its responsibilities with respect to the CSBG Organizational Standards.

News for Community Action

 

HHS Issues Final Head Start Program Performance Standards

On September 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the final Head Start Program Performance Standards (the final Performance Standards), the first comprehensive revision and reorganization of the Performance Standards since they were published in 1975.

The final Performance Standards took effect on November 7, 2016, though compliance with certain provisions will be phased in over a five-year period ending on August 1, 2021. Read More.

OHS subsequently announced that the compliance date for the background check and selection procedures under the final Performance Standards would be delayed until September 17, 2017. Read more.

For additional information on the final Performance Standards, please see the following:

 

 

 

Watch CAPLAW's Attorney Network webinar "Tips for Attorneys Reviewing CAA Bylaws".

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In this webinar, we examine the main issues for an attorney to consider when asked by a CAA to review and update its bylaws. We discuss laws specifically applicable to a CAA’s bylaws, such as the CSBG and Head Start board composition requirements, and what provisions the bylaws should contain to ensure compliance with those laws. We also touch on how a CAA’s bylaws address removal, board size, term limits, and conflicts of interest.


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