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COVID-19 at Work: Symptoms, Contact, Disclosures, What Else?

What happens when an employee reports COVID-19 symptoms or close contact with another person who has tested positive for COVID-19? Upon receipt of such information, employers must be mindful of their dual obligations: (1) to protect the confidentiality of the employee’s sensitive medical information, and (2) to take reasonable measures to protect all employees’ safety and care, including making careful disclosures. While these obligations may exist in some tension, employers can properly navigate both duties. Here’s how.

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Lawyer Ryan Oberly Explains the NRA Lawsuit

WGN Radio Wagenmaker & Oberly law partner, Ryan Oberly, joins WGN Radio's Karen Conti to explain the recent lawsuit against the NRA.

New York Attorney General Sues N.R.A. and Seeks Its Closure

The New York Times The New York attorney general, Letitia James, filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association, alleging that years of corruption and misspending had irreparably undermined its ability to operate as a nonprofit.

Nassau Parks Charity Spent Thousands Improperly on Meals, Wedding Expenses

Newsday A nonprofit that aids Nassau County's parks and museums spent thousands of dollars improperly on staff luncheons, bereavement flowers and meals and wedding expenses for a county vendor's daughter, according to a county comptroller audit.

Authorities Say 'Dark Money' Can Easily Fuel Bribery Scheme

The Canton Repository Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder used  “dark money” to carry out what federal authorities described as a criminal enterprise. The dark-money vehicle used in the bribery case was called “Generation Now,” classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(4) “social welfare organization.”

AG Grewal, Consumer Affairs Announce Voluntary Compliance Program for Unregistered 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organizations

Insider NJ Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced a temporary Voluntary Compliance Program to encourage certain 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations to comply with their obligations to register as charitable organizations with the Division.

A Fake Congregation and Tax Schemes - California Rabbi's Years of Fraud Revealed

Los Angeles Times The Clarence S. Brooks Foundation is in a nondescript three-story building on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles that also has a Wells Fargo bank branch and an urgent care center among its tenants.

Sarasota County Property Appraiser Strips Selby of Tax-Exempt Status

The St. Augustine Record The Sarasota County Property Appraiser has issued a total denial of Marie Selby Botanical Garden's tax-exempt status on its 15-acre downtown campus - potentially leaving the nonprofit cultural attraction on the hook for $1.2 million.

Piedmont Healthcare Pays $16 Million in False Claims Settlement

The Citizen Piedmont Healthcare — owner of Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville — in federal court on June 25 agreed to pay a $16 million settlement to resolve false claims allegations dealing with Medicare and Medicaid billing.

Supreme Court Lifts Ban on State Aid to Religious Schooling

The Republic By a 5-4 vote with the conservatives in the majority, SCOTUS upheld a Montana scholarship program that allows state tax credits for private schooling in which almost all the recipients attend religious schools – effectively lifting the ban on state aid to religious schooling.

Congress Legislative Options May Help the NCAA Find NIL Consistency

ESPN The NCAA's board of governors announced in late April that it supports a set of proposed rule changes that would open up a variety of opportunities for all of their athletes to make money. There are at least a handful of legislative options already in motion that would push toward a uniform nationwide set of changes. Each takes a significantly different approach to arrive there.

Lawyer Ryan Oberly Explains the NRA Lawsuit

WGN Radio Wagenmaker & Oberly law partner, Ryan Oberly, joins WGN Radio's Karen Conti to explain the recent lawsuit against the NRA.

New York Attorney General Sues N.R.A. and Seeks Its Closure

The New York Times The New York attorney general, Letitia James, filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association, alleging that years of corruption and misspending had irreparably undermined its ability to operate as a nonprofit.