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New York Salary Threshold Increase

January 2, 2024

Legal Alert: New York Adopts Increased Minimum Salary Thresholds for Employees Classified as “Executive” and “Administrative” ​​​​
Effective January 1, 2024

As previously discussed, the New York Department of Labor proposed an increase in the minimum salary threshold for those employees classified as “executive” and “administrative.” On December 27, 2023, the proposed increases were adopted.

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Increase to New York Minimum Wage

November 20, 2023

Legal Alert: NY Minimum Wage Will Increase on January 1, 2024; Minimum Weekly Salaries for Executive and Administrative Exemptions May Increase As Well

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Volunteer Spotlight: Nichole Berklas

November 14, 2023

Nichole Berklas, a Connecticut-based affordable housing and real estate attorney and Partner and Pro Bono Chair at Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt, LLP, a transactional law firm, began volunteering with Pro Bono Partnership in 2022. In just over 18 months, Nichole has assisted six…

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Pro Bono Partnership Celebrates 26th Anniversary Gala

October 20, 2023

White Plains, NY, October 2, 2023 — On September 27, 2023, Pro Bono Partnership (the Partnership) celebrated its 26th Anniversary Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City, raising more than $2 million for its programs. Thanks to the generous contributions of Gala honorees…

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New Jersey Mandatory Notices Reminder

October 17, 2023

With the end of 2023 fast approaching, Pro Bono Partnership wants to remind nonprofits about:

Some notices that they might need to give to their New Jersey employees at the time of hire, annually, and/or upon request.
Some other New Jersey notice requirements, including with respect to the 2022 revised rules relating to the posters/notices required by (1) the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) with respect to employment, public accommodations, and housing, and (2) the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA).
The federal posters that were revised to reflect two new laws that went into effect in 2023: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act.

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New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in January 2024

October 16, 2023

Nonprofits should note that New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will increase on January 1, 2024, to $15.13 for employees of large employers and $13.73 for employees of small and seasonal employers. Moreover, as of January 1, 2024, “direct care staff members” in long-term health facilities are to receive a minimum wage that is $3.00 higher than New Jersey’s then-current minimum wage for large employers.

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Nine New and Revised Articles for Nonprofits Now on Pro Bono Partnership’s Website

September 5, 2023

Pro Bono Partnership’s volunteers and staff lawyers have been busy over the past few months generating new and updated articles of special interest to the nonprofit community. Here is a summary of the most recent articles posted on our website. Publications Authored by Our Law…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Rick Glickstein

August 29, 2023

Rick Glickstein, a Westchester-based solo practitioner, began volunteering with Pro Bono Partnership in 2020 and has quickly become one of our most prolific and valuable volunteers. In only a few years, Rick has already assisted Partnership clients with 22 legal matters ranging from developing corporate…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Kanapka, Dun & Bradstreet

June 21, 2023

Bob Kanapka, Assistant General Counsel at Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decision data and analytics, has been a reliable Pro Bono Partnership volunteer since 2016. During this time, Bob has assisted 17 New Jersey nonprofit clients with 20 unique legal matters….

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Updates to New York’s Sexual Harassment Prevention Model Policies

May 3, 2023

On April 11, 2023, New York State made significant updates to its model sexual harassment prevention policy. All New York employers are required to implement the new model policy or update their existing policies to ensure compliance with New York State’s new standards. The most…

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