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Nonprofit Organizations Committee

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The Nonprofit Organizations Committee serves as a resource for nonprofit lawyers on issues addressing the legal problems of not-for-profit corporations and other nonprofit organizations, including corporate formation, federal and state tax issues, lobbying and political involvement, trustee duties and liability, charitable solicitations, and investments of financial assets.

On December 19, 2019, the Nonprofit Organizations Committee presented a program on the topic of “Classifying Workers in California: Independent Contractors, Volunteers & Employees.”

The presenter was Cecilie Read of Jackson Lewis. Misclassifying a worker in your organization can be one of the most dangerous things an employer can do in California. Whether it is misclassifying the worker as an independent contractor when they more appropriately should have been an employee or misclassifying an employee as exempt when they should have been classified as non-exempt. All types of misclassification can mean an employer suddenly owes overtime, meal and rest period penalties. And worse, administrative agencies such as the EDD want to make sure they get all the taxes due.  With the recent passage of Assembly Bill 5, classification issues will continue to be a significant issue in California.

Nonprofit Organizations Committee Chair:    

Barbara Rhomberg, Kavanagh Rhomberg LLP

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