Category Archives: Employment Matters

Detroit Museum Defends Executive Salaries

During a year in which the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum (DIA) campaigned for a property-tax increase to help with its shaky finances, it also awarded double-digit pay hikes to its top two executive staff. This is not sitting well … Continue reading

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Paid Sick Leave to be Required by Law

Does your organization provide paid sick leave to its employees? If it doesn’t now, it soon will have to. Effective July 1, 2015, California employers will be required to provide sick leave to most employees. Our friend Nicole Kamm from … Continue reading

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The NY Salary Cap Saga Continues

In April we told you that that the Nassau County State Supreme Court in New York ruled that Governor Andrew Cuomo had overstepped his authority when he issued an executive order putting a cap on executive salaries at state-supported nonprofits … Continue reading

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Salary Increases at Grantmaking Organizations

According to a new survey by the Council on Foundations, the median salary for full-time positions at grantmaking organizations grew almost 3% from 2012 ($72,000) to 2013 ($74,061). The Council on Foundations compiled the results from 936 U.S. grantmaking organizations, … Continue reading

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California’s Minimum Wage Increases

No matter how you feel about it, on July 1, 2014 the minimum wage will increase from $8 to $9 per hour in California. Our friend Nicole Kamm from the law firm Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan shared with … Continue reading

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Free May Workshop: A Parenting Class for Employment Issues

Ever feel like your employees are acting more like your children? The Landegger Baron Law Group is here to help. During the law firm’s free workshops on May 23, 2014 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City and on May … Continue reading

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Is it Better to Use Volunteers or Unpaid Interns?

Does your nonprofit use volunteers or unpaid interns? You may remember that last year California started fining employers who misclassify employees between $5,000-15,000 per incident in addition to any other penalties or fines. This not only applies to when an employee … Continue reading

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Expanded Whistleblower Liability

We hope that you are still following your nonprofit’s New Year’s resolution to follow the new employment laws. Unfortunately, we aren’t here to just pat you on the back for doing so. Instead, here is another area of expanded employment … Continue reading

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Resolve to Follow the Employment Laws

In addition to your resolution to exercise more, you should make it your goal this year to ensure that your nonprofit is in compliance with the ever-changing California employment laws. To help you get started, here is a short summary … Continue reading

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Employee Benefits Follow-Up

Last week, our guest blogger Christine Roberts explained the impact the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act has on employee benefit plans. Since that blog, the IRS and U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) have both issued … Continue reading

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