NY Nonprofit Donor Disclosure Rules Struck Down

A federal judge this week struck down key provisions of New York’s lobbying law that would have required 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) nonprofit groups to publicly disclose information about their donors. New York’s lobbying law was passed by state legislators in 2016. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration said the law was needed to address political corruption after… Read more »

CA Bill Treats Contractors as Employees

California lawmakers approved a landmark bill Sept. 10 requiring companies to designate freelancers or independent contractors as employees. Passed by the California Senate this week, the bill would extend labor protections and employee benefits like health care, overtime and minimum wage to many workers formerly considered contractors. The measure is expected to be signed by… Read more »

CA Bill Redefines Standards for Employment Status

A groundbreaking labor bill is making its way through the California Senate that would redefine what it means to be an employee in the state. Passed by the California State Assembly in May, AB 5 would extend labor protections and employee benefits like health care, overtime and minimum wage to many workers formerly considered freelancers… Read more »

TX Governor Signs Religious Liberty Bill

As expected, Texas Governor Greg Abbott this week signed a controversial bill that supporters say affirms religious protections for individuals and businesses in the state. The measure prohibits the government from taking adverse action against any individuals or businesses based on membership, support or contributions to religious groups. The bill’s proponents cited the San Antonio… Read more »

Nonprofits Tracking States’ Online Sales Tax Adoption

Associations and other nonprofit groups are closely tracking activity in state legislatures across the country to impose a state sales tax for online purchases in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Wayfair decision last year. The Supreme Court’s groundbreaking ruling in South Dakota v. Wayfair throws out the previous “physical presence” threshold for when sellers… Read more »