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Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act Update

Pennsylvania’s Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act (“Charitable Purposes Act”) has long required registration of charitable organizations with the Pennsylvania Department of State’s Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations (the “Bureau”). New amendments to that act will begin to impact charitable organizations effective as of February 20, 2018, most… Continue

Reinstating Tax-Exempt Status for Nonprofits

In recent years, many nonprofit organizations have made the regrettable discovery that their tax-exempt status has been automatically revoked by the IRS. The loss of exempt status creates several undesirable results that may be compounded by the fact that the discovery of the revocation often does not occur until several… Continue

Attorney Jason Asbell Joins Board of UDS Foundation

Litigation attorney Jason Asbell recently joined the board of the United Disabilities Services (UDS) Foundation. The UDS Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to helping people with disabilities, including veterans and the elderly, lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Jason was inspired by his mother, his wife, and his mother-in-law, who… Continue

Child Protective Services Law: Changes and Updates

On November 7, 2016, GKH attorney Ann Martin will give a presentation at the Parish Resource Center on the status of the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (“the Law”), aspects of the Law identified by child protection advocates and legislators as requiring further clarification, and a look at how effectively… Continue

Application of New FLSA Overtime Rule to Nonprofits

Important changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules will go into effect on December 1, 2016.  Under current law, full-time salaried workers who earn less than $23,660 per year are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours during a workweek.  The new rule… Continue

Pocono Community Theater:  Standing Ovation or Rotten Tomatoes?

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania recently issued a decision that adds to the patchwork of law pertaining to purely public charities.  The case involved the Pocono Community Theater in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, which was organized to present “independent and art films offering a unique cinematic experience” and to promote “local… Continue