CAPLAW Legal Updates

CAPLAW’s legal updates and enews bulletins contain timely information on the legal and financial topics important to the Community Action network.

March 28, 2022
Topics: 200% FPL Eligibility for CSBG • Affordable Connectivity Program • New Proposed Public Charge Rule • EHS Services for Pregnant Individuals • Phishing Scams and Copyright Takedown Notices

January 27, 2022
OHS Pauses Full Enrollment Initiative • Head Start Final Rule on DRS Flexibilities in Certain Emergencies • Ensuring Equal Access to CAA Programs • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Guidance • Form 990 Data on IRS Exempt Organization Website

December 14, 2021
Topics: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Passes • LIHEAP and WAP Guidance DAB Decision Upholds Cost Disallowance • No Surprises Act • Strategies for Preventing Fraud, Theft, and Embezzlement

June 10, 2021
Topics: Head Start Health Premiums • Public Charge Rule Rescinded • Action Against Ransomware Attacks • Head Start Duration Requirements

May 7, 2021
Topics: Payroll Tax Credit Guidance • COBRA Premium Assistance • Head Start COVID-19 Flexibilities • Head Start Supplemental Funds • CDC Eviction Moratorium Update • OCS/CDC Vaccine Webinar

April 6, 2021
Topics: Treasury ERA FAQ and Award Terms Updates • OCS Vaccination Guidance • New COBRA Subsidies • CDC Eviction Moratorium Extended • OCS Monitoring Guidance • PPP Extended

February 16, 2021
Topics: Winds of Change Blow for WAP • EO on Diversity and Inclusion Training RESCINDED • Personnel Policy Update

December 30, 2020
Topics: COVID Relief and Consolidated Appropriations Act in Effect • EEOC Issues Vaccination Guidance for Employers • ACF Issues Rule on Head Start DRS During Emergencies

December 17, 2020
Topics: OMB Releases FAQ on Prohibited Telecommunications Equipment • Update on Executive Order 13950 • Update on Public Charge Rule

December 13, 2019
Topics: Applying for Supplemental CSBG and Head Start Disaster Relief Funding • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like… Bonus Season? Managing Disallowance Risk in Incentive Compensation Policies and Practices • Head Start Guidance on New FASB Lease Accounting Rules • Head Start Simplifies Accounting Procedure • AICPA Hosting Services Interpretation • Stafe Safe – It’s Time to Renew Your Digital Millennium Copyright Act Designated Agents • Protect Your CAA’s Reputation – Planning for Toxic Online Reviews

August 15, 2019
Topics: Head Start Proposes Changes to DRS Recompetition Rule • New Title X Rules Take Effect Now • Revised Form EE0-1 Due September 30, 2019 • Is Your Head in the Cloud? Contemplating Cloud Computing for CAAs • Immigration Check-Up: Is Your CAA I-9 Compliant? • (Almost) All Nonprofits Soon Required to E-File Form 990

May 7, 2019
Topics: DOL Clarifies When Employers Must Designate FMLA Leave • On the Radar: Three Proposed DOL Fair Labor Standards Act Rules • Asian Law Caucus Releases Guidance on the 2020 Census • Head Start Proposes Eliminating New Duration Requirement • Flexibility for Head Start Grantees in Disaster-Affected Areas

August 8, 2018
Topics: Newly Increased Procurement Thresholds in the Uniform Guidance • The Time is Now to Implement the Uniform Guidance’s Procurement Rules • Wage & Hour Update for CAAs Working with Interns & Volunteers • Employers Take Note:New NLRB Guidance on Workplace Rules and Employee Handbooks • Office of Head Start Issues Program Instruction on Enrollment • Think Before You Solicit: Does Your State Require Registration Before Asking for Contributions?

June 5, 2018
Topics: Act Now – Notarized Letter Required to Update Registration • Tax Reform Update – New IRS Guidance on Transportation Fringe Benefits • Working With Employees Experiencing Cognitive Decline • Chair Today, Gone Tomorrow: Managing Requests for Standing Desks • New Guidance and Tools on Head Start Facilities • CAPLAW’s FASB Financial Webinar Series

March 27, 2018
Topics: Guns at Work • New FASB Accounting Standards • OCS Guidance on Use of CSBG Funds in Major Disasters • Telework & Pregnancy • DOE WAP Advance Payment Rules • #MeToo: Nonprofit Investigations & Board Oversight

February 8, 2018
Topics: Top Tax Reform Implications for CAAs • #MeToo in the Workplace: Preventing and Responding to Harassment • 10 Data Security Tips to Protect Your CAA • 2019 Head Start Duration Requirements Waived • OHS Update on Reporting Health and Safety Incidents • Head Start Stakeholders Comment on Designation Renewal System

September 25, 2017
Topics: Employers Must Use New Form I-9 • Revised EEO-1 Report Rescinded • Accommodating the Use of Medical Marijuana • Protecting Against Cyber Attacks

March 29, 2017
Topics: Congress Expands Federal Whistleblower Protections • CAPLAW Highlights Changes to Head Start Performance Standards • IRS Resources on the 403(b) Universal Availability Requirement • EEOC Guidance for Employees with Mental Health Conditions • Fiduciary Rule Delayed

December 21, 2016
Topics: New Form 1-9 • ACA Deadline Extended • ACA Marketplace Notices • What the Election Means for CAAs • Congressional Review Act and its Impact • EEOC’s New Guidance on Retaliation • CAPLAW’s CSBG Annual Report Comments

August 24, 2016
Topics: Election-Year Refresher • DOL Fiduciary Rule Impact on Retirement Plans • Guidance on Leave as an Accomodation • Assessing Organizational Impact • Understanding Nonprofit Dashboards

February 18, 2016
Topics: ACA Filing Deadlines Approaching • AmeriCorps Members Not Employees for ACA Purposes • Employers Cautioned Against Discipline Over Social Media Use • Tax Law Updates • DAB Decisions

October 13, 2015
Topics: Uniform Guidance Update • New ACA Forms and Guidance • New Head Start Guidance • Using CSBG Funds for ACA Referrals

September 17, 2015
Topics: Proposed Faith-Based Partnership Regulations • Overview of Guidance for Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships • EEOC Pilots System to Notify Employers by Email • Ways to Assess Organizational Impact

August 4, 2015
Topics: HHS Proposes Comprehensive Revision and Reorganization of Head Start Program Performance Standards • Proposed FLSA Regs Expand Eligibility for Overtime Pay • On the Horizon: Sexual Orientation as a Basis for Discrimination • Avoiding Liability for Website Content Posted by Third Parties

June 30, 2015
Topics: HHS Proposes Revised Head Start Program Performance Standards • Highlights of the Head Start Eligibility Determination Final Rule • OCS Guidance on Using CSBG Funds as a Match for AmeriCorps • Full Recognition for Same-Sex Spouses • Practical NLRB Guidance Regarding Personnel Policies • The U.S. Supreme Court Sends a Cautionary Message About Dress Codes • When a Picture is Worth More than 1,000 Words… More Like $1,000, Yikes!

March 23, 2015
Topics: Comments Due on CSBG Modified Model State Plan • New Real Property Reporting Form for Head Start Grantees • Take Note: Further Protections for Employee Email Use • Additional Guidance for CAAs on Serving Diverse Populations

October 23, 2014
Topics: Super Circular FAQ • Head Start Monitoring • Manage Ebola at Work • DAB Upholds Major Disallowance • Head Start Audit Compliance Guidance

September 4, 2014
Topics: Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination • Head Start Bus Transportation and Safety Guidance • Accessible and User-Friendly Financial Resources • IRS Draft Instructions for ACA Employer Mandate Forms

July 2, 2014
Topics: CSBG Funds as a Match • New Tax-Exempt Application • Raise in Minimum Wage? • Head Start Enrollment Guidance • Head Start Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage

February 25, 2014
Topics: ACA Final Regulations • Head Start Funding Increase • Third Round of Head Start Competition • New IRS Form

December 18, 2013
Topics: New FSA “Use It or Lose It” Option and Cafeteria Plan Clarification • Revised Head Start 5-year Grant Requirements and Guidance • Preventing Fraud and Embezzlement

September 30, 2013, Special on Government Shutdown
Topic: Further Clarification on Likely U.S. Government Shutdown

September 27, 2013
Topics: Government Shutdown • Health Insurance Deadline • CSBG FAQs

July 12, 2013
Topics: Health Care Reform Delayed • Employers Prevail on Important Title VII Cases • Federal Award Identification Numbers Assigned

June 13, 2013
Topics: CAPLAW’s Comments on OMB Proposed Revisions to Circulas • Ease the Woes of FMLA Intermittent Leave • Protecting Your Retirement Plan • Head Start Lawsuit Ends

May 23, 2013
Topics: Comment on Proposed OMB Super Circular • Revised Form I-9 • New EEOC Guidance • IRS Tax Credit for Hiring Veterans • Implications of Belt Tightening Measures

February 7, 2013
Topics: OMB Proposed Revisions • Head Start Recompetition • FMLA Updates • Hatch Act Restrictions • Whistleblower Protections