Posts Categorized: Employment Matters

Seven-Figure Salaries at Nonprofits

Executive compensation at nonprofits is on the rise, according to a recent article by the Wall Street Journal. New data from the IRS shows that the number of seven-figure salaries at charities tripled between 2011 and 2014. The organizations that are paying their employees in the millions range from major hospitals and universities to small …

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Detroit Museum Defends Executive Salaries

October 23, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Employment Matters, News, Nonprofits

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 in the suburban counties where voters approved the tax increase, which will result in $23 …

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Paid Sick Leave to be Required by Law

October 16, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Employment Matters, News, Nonprofits

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 the law firm Lewitt, Hackman, Shapiro, Marshall & Harlan fills us in on what the …

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The NY Salary Cap Saga Continues

August 14, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Employment Matters, News, Nonprofits, Policy

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 to $199,000 unless the charity secures a waiver from the state to pay more. Last …

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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, with 8,404 full-time paid positions. The organizations included 35% community funds, 28% private foundations, and …

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California's Minimum Wage Increases

June 13, 2014 Posted by Jessica Shofler in Employment Matters, Jobs, News, Nonprofits

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 us some examples of the impact this increase will have on your organization: “Non-exempt employees …

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