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Ask Rita: Downsizing from Employees to Independent Contractors?
We are considering changing some of our employees into independent contractors as a cost-saving measure. What is the potential downside?
Nonprofit Layoffs and Furloughs: Do Them Right
Advice for nonprofit HR departments that need to correctly perform layoffs, furloughs, and temporary shutdowns.
An Alcohol Problem Holds the Bookkeeping Hostage
Advice for a nonprofit supervisor with a bookkeeper that has missed deadlines and may be coming to work drunk.
Ask Rita: What Happens When the Office Coffee Comes With Politics?
With the elections coming up, a nonprofit’s staff is buzzing with political talk. Ask Rita shares how to avoid this creating a minefield.
Ask Rita: Zero Cell Phone Use While Driving Policy
Ask Rita provides policies nonprofit organizations should consider when adding a policy forbidding cell phone use while driving.
Ask Rita: Can an Employee Come and Go Using Family or Medical Leave?
Ask Rita explores whether or not a nonprofit organization’s employee can come and go using Family or Medical Leave?
Overtime Pay for Nonprofit Preschool Teacher?
Some employers think that paying an employee a salary or designating an employee a “teacher” exempts that employee from the overtime rules. This is simply not the case.
Don’t Drive, Chew Gum and Use the Phone at the Same Time
Dear Rita: As a social worker for a nonprofit, I am required to carry a cell phone with me. Sometimes my supervisor calls me when I am driving. If I don’t answer the call, she might think I’m shopping instead of working. However, I am con …
What Should We Do About an Employee’s Outrageous Blog?
Dear Rita, An employee googled our nonprofit’s name and came across a coworker’s blog. The blog contains some outrageous material, including some unflattering comments about working at our organization. What can our nonprofit do? — Blog-Burned Dear Blo …
Can We Require An Employee To Take Her Meds?
Can a nonprofit require an employee/former client to take her psychiatric medications as a condition of continued employment?