FLSA and Mission Organizations (TL)
Friday @ 1:30pm
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) made significant headlines last year with a regulatory adjustment to an exemption threshold. While this regulatory adjustment was put on hold by a legal challenge, organizations still need to be in compliance with the law’s current requirements and be prepared for any future changes in the law. This session focuses on the fundamentals of the FLSA and its application to missionÂ organizations.
- Assess the latest developments in the FLSA and its application to missions organizations
- Evaluate areas where your organization may be able to update or improve current practices
- Implement strategies to reduce compliance risk and take advantage of planning opportunities
[CPE 100 MIN – Business Law]
Ted R. Batson, Jr.
As a certified public accountant and licensed attorney, Ted advises exempt organizations of all sizes on a wide range of issues. This includes consulting on tax and employee benefit related matters, representation before state and federal tax authorities, and assistance with firm audit or advisory engagements to formulate advice and counsel on important operating and tax issues.
Sally R. Wagenmaker, Attorney
Wagenmaker & Oberly
Wagenmaker & Oberly is a law firm serving nonprofit organizations with offices in Chicago and Charleston. Sally provides legal counsel in corporate, tax, employment, and real estate matters for clients including churches and other religious organizations, social service providers, and schools. She speaks regularly on nonprofit legal issues and writes through her law firm’s blog (www.wagenmakerlaw.com). She has authored numerous articles on tax-exempt topics including religious liberty issues, state exemption, governance, and political advocacy. Sally is actively involved with Christian Legal Society and is a member of the Illinois and Georgia bars.
Assistant General Counsel
Compassion International, Inc.
Micah has served as in-house counsel for Compassion since February 2014. In his role, he advises on HR matters and personnel investigations, contracts, intellectual property, marketing, litigation, and religious freedom issues. Prior to his role with Compassion, Micah served as Assistant Attorney General at the Colorado Department of Law. In that role, Micah represented all state government agencies and most institutions of higher education at personnel hearings and matters before the State Personnel Board. He is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and James Madison University.