Posts Categorized: Employment Law

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Now Hiring: 4 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs Job Descriptions

  It may sound basic, obvious even, but if your nonprofit organization is hiring any employee or independent contractor, you NEED to have job descriptions for each role. And, not just basic job descriptions, but comprehensive overviews of the open position. Be it a position for chief executive officer,  marketing manager, or programs director the… Read more »

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Expert Employers: Absenteeism & the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

For decades, employers enjoyed very wide latitude in disciplining and firing employees for attendance problems, even if the absenteeism was the result of illness or injury. The latitude has been significantly altered since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. Let’s explore the some of the policy implications of the civil rights… Read more »

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8 Clauses That Should be in Every Executive’s Employee Agreement

Recently I gave a presentation to a group of professionals on “Essential Eight: Clauses That Should be in Every Executive’s Contract.” From my experience in nonprofit formation and compliance, it’s clear that great employment relationships start with smart employee agreements. This goes for both private and public, for-profit and non-profit, organizations. An employee agreement ultimately… Read more »