Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) FAQs

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 18. August 2015 11:08
ERI developed the Occupational Assessor (OA) FLSA module over ten years ago to provide organizations with an efficient method for beginning the process of classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt from overtime regulations. For this reason, ERI closely watches all developments relating to the FLSA and to the overtime regulations at the federal level and for the nine select states that the cloud-based Occupational Assessor covers. Not surprisingly, we have received many questions related to the proposed rule and provide the FAQs below to assist subscribers with planning. ERI’s upcoming webinar, “Navigating FLSA Compliance,” scheduled for September 19, 2015, and December 8, 2015, will also address the proposed rule changes. [More]

Tracking Nonprofit Executive Salaries: Arts Organizations

by Linda M. Lampkin, Research Director 5. August 2015 13:34
Running a nonprofit arts organization seems to be a challenging job – fundraising, choosing programs that appeal to patrons, expanding the audience, and ensuring that donors and subscribers remain engaged for the long run. How well – or poorly – are these arts organization executives paid? [More]

2015 Compensation Surveys Released

by ERI Salary Surveys 3. August 2015 12:48
ERI Salary Surveys has released its 2015 collection of compensation surveys for the United States and Canada. These are traditional salary surveys, reporting participant data gathered during the present and prior year (October 2014 to March 2015), complemented by two additional sections of data for comparison purposes. The result is up to three survey sources per benchmark job. [More]

Another Recommendation for E-filing Form 990

by Linda M. Lampkin, Research Director 6. July 2015 13:02
In February 2015, my blog reported on three developments in the move toward electronic filing of Form 990, the annual IRS reporting form required from nonprofit organizations. Now, a fourth can be added. Is this enough to actually get an e-filing requirement enacted? [More]

Nonprofits Continue Trend to Shift Health Care Cost Burden to Employees

by ERI Salary Surveys 1. July 2015 15:12
Nonprofits across the United States recognize that providing robust benefits, especially medical benefits, plays a crucial role in attracting and retaining key talent. Funding such packages, however, remains a challenge for organizations with limited access to capital. Similar to employers in the private industry, nonprofit organizations appear to be continuing cost saving strategies by shifting more expenses on to the employees. [More]