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An ON-DEMAND CLE program:

LINC: Employment Law for Nonprofits and Religious Organizations

1.5 CLE credit approved.

MBCLE event code: 218171


Employment Law for Nonprofits
Not-for-profit corporations with employees must comply with the same federal, state and local laws to which all employers are subject.  And not-for-profits are subject to the same types of litigation, with the potential of jury verdicts granting substantial damage awards.  This session will consider a broad range of employment issues with the goal of providing an understanding of the most essential laws applicable to not for profit, tax exempt employers.

Sarah Riskin, Nilan Johnson Lewis

Sarah Riskin is an attorney at the law firm of Nilan Johnson Lewis where she counsels nonprofits and businesses with respect to employment matters.  Sarah’s clients can always rely on her to be responsive, creative, and practical when helping solve their legal problems. She listens well and concentrates on identifying issues of relevance to bring value to her clients.  Sarah is co-Chair of the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association and Founder of "Raise the Bar: Day of Service, University of Minnesota Law School.  Sarah is a 2008 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.

Religious Organizations
Minnesota law holds you personally responsible to fulfill your legal duties as a director on a Minnesota nonprofit organization board.  Religious organizations have special rules and awareness of them can equip leaders to be better stewards of the organizations assets and mission.  This session will cover special provisions of federal and Minnesota law that apply to churches and other religious organizations, including fiduciary duties, taxation issues, and duty of loyalty, care and obedience.

Featuring:  J. Patrick Plunkett, Shareholder, Larkin Hoffman

J. Patrick "Pat"  Plunkett is a member of Larkin Hoffman's Corporate Law Department and is an adjunct instructor in the MBA program at the University of St. Thomas. Since graduating from law school in 1973, Pat has provided the owners of family-owned and other private businesses with solutions and advice regarding their legal concerns. In 1989, Pat chaired the committee that drafted the Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act and has served as regular legal counsel for several nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, including colleges and universities, family and corporate foundations, social service agencies, religious organizations, charitable trusts, and trade associations.


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