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Employment-Related Religious Rights and Responsibilities: EEOC

How do religion and the workplace fit together? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for handling employment-related religious discrimination claims, just updated its Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination to extensively address this question in terms of both employers’ and employees’ legal rights. Among other things, the Manual defines religion itself, addresses important employment exemptions, and explains key concepts like harassment and required “reasonable accommodation.” The Manual also works through employees’ religious rights in the workplace, such as taking religious holidays, wearing religious garb, displaying religious symbols and literature, and sharing religious views with others.

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Why Is the California Attorney General Investigating the San Francisco Art Institute?

Hyperallergic The California attorney general’s office last summer initiated an audit of the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) following a complaint from the financially beleaguered historic art college’s labor union.

Tennessee Bill puts Spotlight on Nonprofit Donors and Public ‘Right to Know’

Gallatin News Lawmakers in at least three states, including Tennessee, have introduced bills that would bar public agencies from publicly disclosing information about nonprofit donors, and experts said donor disclosure issues remain under-the-radar but could have major implications.

Exempting churches from political disclosure laws

Montana Free Press  Opponents are concerned the measure would undermine political transparency - and who gets to define 'religious organization'?

Republican Who Gave Millions to Investigate Voter Fraud Wants His Money Returned

COMPLEX A Republican who donated $2.5 million to a conservative nonprofit focusing on voter fraud in the 2020 election wants his money back.

Senators Push Bill To Make Charitable Giving Easier For Middle-Income Seniors

insurancenewsnet.com U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) reintroduced the Legacy IRA Act, legislation to increase the tax incentive of elderly middle-class Americans to give to charity.

En Banc Seventh Circuit to Hear an Important Church Autonomy Case in Demkovich v. St. Andrew the Apostle

National Review Can a former parish music director sue the Archdiocese of Chicago for a parish priest’s supposedly “offensive” speech about plaintiff’s sexuality and other matters?

Iowa Lawmakers Consider Bill Limiting Disclosure of Nonprofit Donor Information

Ballotpedia News Last month, we spotlighted three states (Iowa, Nebraska, and Tennessee) considering bills that would bar public agencies from publicly disclosing identifying information about nonprofit donors. 

Federal Court Partially OKs California's COVID-19 Limits on Outdoor Worship

Los Angeles Times A federal appeals court on Monday struck down California coronavirus rules limiting indoor church attendance to specific numbers but allowed the state to continue to ban indoor worship during times of widepread infection.

Final Tax-Exempt Organization Executive Compensation Regulations - What Changed?

Bloomberg Tax Last week the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations under Section 4960, which imposes an excise tax of 21% on salaries exceeding $1 million paid to certain employees of nonprofit organizations.

IRS and Education Could Better Address Risks Associated with Some For-Profit College Conversions

U.S. Government Accountability Office GAO identified 59 for-profit college conversions that occurred from January 2011 through August 2020, almost all of which involved the college's sale to a tax-exempt organization.

Why Is the California Attorney General Investigating the San Francisco Art Institute?

Hyperallergic The California attorney general’s office last summer initiated an audit of the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) following a complaint from the financially beleaguered historic art college’s labor union.

Tennessee Bill puts Spotlight on Nonprofit Donors and Public ‘Right to Know’

Gallatin News Lawmakers in at least three states, including Tennessee, have introduced bills that would bar public agencies from publicly disclosing information about nonprofit donors, and experts said donor disclosure issues remain under-the-radar but could have major implications.