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New Jersey Mandatory Notices Reminder and Major Changes to the NJLAD and NJFLA Notice Requirements

October 11, 2022

ACTION REQUIRED: See Details Below With the end of 2022 fast approaching, Pro Bono Partnership wants to remind nonprofits of the notices that they might need to hand out to their New Jersey-based employees, at the time of hire and/or annually. We also want to…

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New Jersey Minimum Wage to Increase in January 2023 by More than Initially Projected

October 3, 2022

ACTION REQUIRED: See Details Below Nonprofits should note that New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will increase on January 1, 2023, to $14.13 for employees of large employers and $12.93 for employees of small and seasonal employers. Moreover, as of January 1, 2023, “direct care staff members” in…

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Westchester County, NY Pay Transparency Law Becomes Effective November 6, 2022

October 3, 2022

Recent amendments to the Westchester County Human Rights Law will require employers with at least 4 employees to provide a pay range in job postings. Effective November 6, 2022, it will be unlawful for employers hiring for positions performed in whole or in part in…

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Connecticut’s New Mandatory Auto-IRA Program

August 17, 2022

The State of Connecticut enacted legislation in 2016 to address the lack of retirement planning options available to many private sector employees. This legislation created the Connecticut Retirement Security Authority (CRSA), which implemented MyCTSavings, a state-sponsored retirement savings program for private-sector employees whose employers do not…

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Required Online Filings with the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau as of September 19, 2022

August 10, 2022

As of September 19, 2022, all annual filings with the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau must be submitted online. As explained by the Attorney General’s office, online filings will benefit nonprofits in a number of ways including online payment and signature capabilities, faster…

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New York State Division of Human Rights to Establish Sexual Harassment Complaint Hotline

July 6, 2022

In March 2022, New York’s Governor Hochul signed into law a bill that requires the New York State Division of Human Rights to establish a free, confidential hotline to allow individuals to make complaints of workplace sexual harassment. This requirement goes into effect July 14,…

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Connecticut Legalizes the Use of Recreational Cannabis

May 26, 2022

Effective July 1, 2021, Connecticut legalized the use of recreational cannabis for adults over the age of 21. Effective July 1, 2022, employers in Connecticut cannot discriminate against an employee or a job applicant for engaging in off-duty cannabis use. However, an employer can prohibit,…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joshua Savey

May 24, 2022

Joshua Savey, an Associate in the Tax Group at Shearman & Sterling, began volunteering with Pro Bono Partnership in 2020. In a short time, Josh has become one of our “go to” tax volunteers, having already assisted seven nonprofits with a variety of matters ranging…

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New York Employers Must Notify Employees of Electronic Monitoring

May 12, 2022

Effective May 7, 2022, all private employers with a place of business in New York State that monitor or intercept their employees’ telephone conversations, emails, or internet access or usage are required to provide new and existing employees with written notice of such monitoring. Pursuant…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Varkey-Samuel

March 1, 2022

Susan Varkey-Samuel, Executive Director of Tax Audits and Tax Counsel at Merck, has been a consistent Pro Bono Partnership volunteer since 2011. Since she began volunteering with the Partnership, Susan has worked on 14 legal matters, providing much needed corporate guidance to New Jersey nonprofits….

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