A bipartisan bill introduced earlier this month would expand the use of 529 education savings accounts to cover the fees associated with professional certification and credentialing programs. ASAE and the Professional Certification Coalition say the bill would benefit both associations and the workforce.
The nonprofit sector is urging the Internet Society to stop the sale of the .org domain to Ethos Capital LLC, citing fears of significantly higher domain-name renewal fees in the future.
Congress is preparing to pass a temporary spending bill to keep the government running through December 20. That continuing resolution could be a vehicle for repealing a burdensome nonprofit benefits tax, say ASAE and the UBIT Coalition.
New rule lets employers offer retirement plans through associations.
After four years of uncertainty, the DOL has set a new wage threshold up to which employers must pay workers for overtime. The final rule falls about halfway between the current level and the one initially proposed by the Obama administration.
A groundbreaking bill passed by the California Senate extends labor protections and employee benefits to many workers previously considered contractors. Associations that use freelancers in the state may need to reclassify them as full-time employees starting in 2020.
Until a new DOL rule announced this week, association retirement plans can be offered by associations of employers in the same city, county, state, or metropolitan area—or by a particular industry nationwide.
New visa policy may discourage international meeting attendees.
Maintaining a .org web address could get pricey.
Several states are considering, and some have adopted, legislation that imposes sales tax on out-of-state sellers. Associations could feel the impact and are working to sort out a patchwork of varying requirements.