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FLSA Developments: Overtime Pay Rule Invalidated by Court, While Trump Administration Takes Up Salary Threshold Question Anew

A federal trial court recently made permanent its hold on the new overtime rule promulgated by the U.S. Department of Labor, which would have dramatically increased the salary threshold for the “white-collar” employee exemption.  Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued a “Request for Information,” seeking public comments about the salary threshold, with intriguing questions.  What does this mean for employers?  Nothing immediately, but all should stay tuned for further developments and continue their attentiveness to applicable overtime requirements.

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Faith groups provide the bulk of disaster recovery, in coordination with FEMA

USA Today  If you donate bottles of water, diapers, clothing or any other materials to hurricane victims in Texas or Florida, your donation will likely pass through the hands of the Seventh

IRS offers tax relief to leave-based donation programs for Hurricane Harvey victims

Accounting Today  The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday it is giving special relief to support leave-based donation programs as a way of assisting victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Federal Judge Invalidates Obama-Era Rule on Overtime Pay

ABA Banking Journal  A federal judge in Texas yesterday overturned the Obama administration’s final rule doubling the salary level used to determine whether employees are classified as exemp

Who Owns Rental Housing? Nonprofits Need to Know

Nonprofit Quarterly  Harvard’s Joint Center on Housing Studies (JCHS) has a new report out that captures some trends in the ownership of rental housing in the U.S.

Could Tax Reform Threaten Higher Education?

The National Law Review  Given declining funding from government sources and the continued pressure to minimize tuition increases, it is critical for higher education institutions to encoura

IRS revokes hospital’s tax exemption

Accounting Today  The Internal Revenue Service revoked an unidentified hospital’s tax exemption in February for failing to conduct a community health needs assessment, in a sign of possible

‘Lay it on the line’: Judge in tea party case orders IRS to disclose employee names, reasons

The Washington Times  A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to name the specific employees the agency blames for targeting tea party groups for intrusive scrutiny and said the governme

Religious high school loses fight over taxes on housing for international students

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  A private religious high school is not entitled to a tax break on housing it owns for its international students, a judge ruled Thursday.

Struggling to Survive, Congregations Look to Sell Houses of Worship

The New York Times  At first glance, the preservation battle over the nearly century-old synagogue on a tree-lined block of West 93rd Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan looks familia

What makes a nonprofit 'charitable?' Michigan Supreme Court decision could clarify

Crain's Detroit Business  A recent Michigan Supreme Court decision could be good news for some of the growing number of charitable nonprofits facing property tax bills across the state.

Faith groups provide the bulk of disaster recovery, in coordination with FEMA

USA Today  If you donate bottles of water, diapers, clothing or any other materials to hurricane victims in Texas or Florida, your donation will likely pass through the hands of the Seventh

IRS offers tax relief to leave-based donation programs for Hurricane Harvey victims

Accounting Today  The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday it is giving special relief to support leave-based donation programs as a way of assisting victims of Hurricane Harvey.