This pandemic year has brought incredible challenges for nonprofits, regardless of size, location, or type. With January around the corner and holiday parties missing from calendars, now is an ideal season to do the next best thing – plan well for nonprofit corporate governance! Here are some top legal compliance tips for directors of nonprofit boards. Now, that’s a gift worth giving!
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many people are still working from home. This arrangement raises important questions. May employees take advantage of tax breaks related to having a home office? Must the employer pay for the expenses of setting up a workspace at the employee’s home? What related information should employers and employees be aware of? Workers may be able to obtain tax deductions or tax-free reimbursements from their employer due to working at home, but they have to meet specific requirements as follows.
COVID-19 has made working from home commonplace, with many identifiable benefits from operating with a mostly remote workforce. Since COVID-19 relegated workers across America to home offices, nonprofit and other employers have realized significant costs savings with a smaller office footprint and also greater opportunities for attracting top-tier job candidates outside their ordinary geographical reach. Such benefits may transform remote work from a temporary solution, to address for workers’ health and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, into predominantly more long-term remote work arrangements.