What's New at CAPLAW?

 

New Overtime Rule Takes Effect January 1, 2020

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a new overtime rule, which increases the salary level required for an employee to be classified as exempt from the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)’s minimum wage and overtime rules, from $455 per week to $684 per week. The employee must also meet the salary basis test and applicable duties test.

CAPLAW News Alert on the New Overtime Rule

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All a-Board! The Purpose, People, and Process of CAA Boards

Introducing CAPLAW’s new video series, All a-Board! The Purpose, People, and Process of CAA Boards. These 8-10 minute animated short videos are designed to boost the capacity of Community Action Agency boards to recruit, engage, and fulfill their responsibilities.

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New Template Policies and FAQ

Sample Shared Services Agreement

Sample Whistleblower Policy

Recovering Shared and Indirect Costs FAQ

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Training & Orientation Tool for Public and Nonprofit CAA Tripartite Boards

Use these template PowerPoint presentations to train and orient members of your Community Action Agency board members on their roles and responsibilities. A new presentation designed specifically for public CAA boards is now available.

View the tool for Nonprofit CAAs

View the tool for Public CAAs

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Implementation Tools for CSBG and Head Start Board Compliance

Introducing a series of four tools that help boards of CAAs with Head Start programs implement specific governance requirements that overlap between the CSBG Organizational Standards and the Head Start Performance Standards. These four templates address required board composition, written democratic selection procedures, conflict of interest policies, and a shared calendar of CSBG and Head Start board required actions.

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CAPLAW Executive Director Transition

Click here to read about a recent exciting change in CAPLAW's leadership.

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DHS Issues Final Public Charge Rule

CAPLAW News Alert on the Final Public Charge Rule

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Tips for Responding to ICE Inquiries at Your CAA or Head Start Center

The following resources cover tips for responding to immigration officials who show up at your CAA’s offices or Head Start facilities asking to speak to employees or clients, or seeking records pertaining to employees or clients.

Tips for CAAs | Tips for CAAs with Head Start

News for Community Action

 

Free Upcoming Webinars

FLSA Overtime Rule 2.0: Tackling Exemption Compliance Now
Presented by: Fisher Phillips
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Join Fisher Phillips attorneys as they discuss tackling the federal Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar exemption changes. This webinar will discuss a wide range of issues, including the new salary threshold, the new "highly-compensated" employee threshold, where to begin evaluating the impact of these changes, other exemptions that might apply, converting to non-exempt status, and alternative pay structures to consider.


12 Golden Rules of Nonprofit Finance
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
This webinar is an introduction to the 12 Golden Rules of nonprofit finance that will help keep your organization healthy. From budgeting to operating reserves, if you follow these rules, you’ll be on your way to a better understanding of nonprofit financial health.


Protecting Trade Secrets and Confidential Information: Tips for Nonprofit Organizations
Presented by: Venable LLP
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Nonprofit organizations maintain a large amount of confidential information, including donor information, member lists, confidential documents, and trade secrets. Increasingly, nonprofits find that this critical information has been misappropriated by employees or others. This webinar will cover why more trade secret lawsuits are being filed, what information is entitled to trade secret status, how to minimize loss of trade secret status and theft of confidential information, how to minimize being accused of misappropriating someone else's trade secrets, and how to deal with employee theft of confidential information.


10-Step Budgeting Process
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
This webinar will cover a 10-step budget process that will ensure your budget reflects your organization’s mission, strategic plan, and programmatic priorities.


The Engaged Nonprofit Budget: How to Make it an Annual Strategic Moment
Presented by: Propel Nonprofits
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
For most nonprofits, there is no more consistent planning process or tool than the annual budget. This webinar will guide you through an assessment of your current approach to the annual budget and share actionable recommendations for how to update your process and budget document to better reflect today’s financial and strategic realities. Topics include strategic choice points in the design of your budget-building process, budget formatting options to better present nuances such as restricted funding and uses of various forms of capital, and how to use your budget to engage staff and board in analysis and decision-making year-round. This session is ideal for executive directors, finance directors, board finance committee members, and others who work closely on the annual budgeting process.


 

 

 

Watch CAPLAW's Attorney Network webinar series "Legal Issues Unique to CAAs".

In this two-part webinar series, we pose questions and provide answers to help orient attorneys working with CAAs on some of the key legal requirements that impact the way CAAs operate. Rather than delve deeply into any one issue, we will help CAA attorneys spot a variety of CAA legal issues and identify CAPLAW resources that attorneys may refer to when working with CAAs on specific matters.


View Part One Handouts

View Part Two Handouts