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  • 2016 Virginia Legislative Updates and Annual Checklist

    By: Richa Y. Fortuna

    By: Richa Y. Fortuna, Esq. The Virginia General Assembly approved a number of bills in the 2016 legislative session which impact, directly or indirectly, common interest communities, and the Governor of Virginia signed the following bills into law.

  • New Department of Labor Overtime Regulations

    By: Steven E. Bers

    Effective December 1, 2016, the US Department of Labor regulations defining overtime-exemption eligibility requirements will change, with the impact upon employers being that fewer employees may be eligible for payment on a level salary basis for all hours worked – that is, employers may lose their...

  • China's New Law Governing Foreign NGOs -- An Overview and Quick Compliance Guide

    By: Dorothy Deng

    By: Steven Basart, Director China, Kellen & Dorothy Deng, Esq., Partner at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, LLP

  • What Does Donald Trump Know About Real Estate Bankruptcy Law That You Need To Know?

    By: David R. Kuney

    In recent months, Donald Trump has been quoted as saying that successful companies often use bankruptcy laws to their advantage.  Does he know something you should know?   Should you be paying closer attention to how bankruptcy law actually works?

  • What Do DOL's Final 'Persuader' Rules Mean For Employers?

    By: Kevin C. McCormick

    Originally published in the Maryland Employment Law Letter. Expanded definition of ‘advice’

  • Nonprofit Communication in the Cellphone Age: Know the Rules and Risks

    By: Stacey L. Pine

    Originally published by ASAE The proliferation of cellphones means that nonprofits can communicate with their members and donors anywhere, anytime. But the law protects consumers from unwanted "robocalls" and text messages on their mobile phones. Nonprofits need to know the rules before they...

  • Update for Social Welfare Organizations

    By: Eileen Morgan Johnson, CAE

    The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act) created the new IRS section 506. This section requires social welfare organizations (those claiming exemption under § 501(c)(4)) to provide notice to the IRS of their existence no later than 60 days after their formation.   The...

  • WTP's Kimberly Min quoted in Baltimore Sun: "A 'Field of Dreams' in Mt. Washington for Roland Park Baseball Leagues"

    Kimberly Min was quoted in The Baltimore Sun on 3/31, on efforts to secure a new playing field for the Roland Park Baseball League, “A ‘Field of Dreams’ in Mt. Washington for Roland Park Baseball Leagues,” featured RPBL’s legal expert Kimberly Min.  “With Min's extensive experience in public/...

  • Election 2016: Know the Rules for Supporting Candidates

    By: James A. Kahl

    Originally published by ASAE in Associations Now Plus Elections pose abundant opportunities for associations to support candidates aligned with members' interests. But the law governing election-related activities by associations has shifted drastically in recent years. Before your organization...

  • Associate Dentist Misclassification: Are You Making This Mistake?

    By: Philip M. Bogart

    Having an additional dentist in the office can have numerous advantages. But misclassifying the associate dentist is a potentially pricey mistake that you should avoid.