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Providers’ Council statement on immigration order

President and CEO Michael Weekes calls for order to be rescinded.

Providers’ Council files three bills this legislative session

The Council has put forward a Pro-Workforce Legislative Agenda for the 2017-18 session.

New fundraising compliance resource

Guide provides help understanding state and federal fundraising regulations.

Weekes, other leaders discuss nonprofit sector in 2017

Executives from nonprofit associations across Massachusetts share their thoughts.

Members reminded to update workplace wage posters

These posters are available free from the Attorney General's Office online or by mail.

Council hosts forum with EOHHS Secretary, providers

Sec. Marylou Sudders gives providers insight on what to look for in the coming year.

Administration announces $98M in mid-year budget cuts

The Baker Administration says lagging tax revenues prompted reductions to the FY '17 budget.

Take salary, benefits survey by Dec. 14; help build useful tool

The information will shape Third Sector New England's 2017 Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce report.

DOL files Notice of Appeal on OT regs

The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday filed a Notice of Appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the district court judge's order blocking changes to the Overtime Final Rule. The court could grant a motion for an expedited hearing or a motion for a stay -- which would make the rule take effect -- but the appeal process could be lengthy. An article from the Society for Human Resource Management indicates that without an expedited hearing, briefs on the case likely wouldn't be filed before Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017.

Advocates win changes to PCA OT policy

Advocates and policymakers collaborated to reach an agreement on PCA overtime management.

Judge blocks change to overtime exemption

The Department of Labor is expected to appeal the nationwide injunction, but for now, overtime exemptions will not change on Dec. 1.

Members among Top Places to Work, Game Changers

Several community-based nonprofit human service providers have been recognized recently as top businesses in Mass.

DOL overtime exemption rises on Dec. 1

Nonprofits are included in the regulation change that increases the number of employees eligible to be paid overtime for their work.

Administration and Finance Forum for human service nonprofits

Secretaries Lepore and Sudders discuss the state budget picture and priorities for the coming year.

Changes to surplus revenue retention official

The Operational Services Division (OSD) recently posted a notice of amendment and the change will apply for FY 2016 UFR filings.

Human services well represented on women-led business list

Five member organizations were among the top 60 on the annual list of top women-led businesses in Massachusetts.

Council submits testimony on family stabilization rates

The Council and members ask EOHHS to revisit proposed rate taking into consideration locations, the coming OT change and other issues.

For first time, Mass. offers early voting option

Residents of the Commonwealth don't have to wait until Tuesday, Nov. 8 to vote this year.

Council adds three new training sessions for fall

These half-day trainings address the important issues of communication, staff performance and compliance and ethics.

It’s time to ‘voterize’ your human service agency

Nonprofits can help drive voter education and participation by registering and engaging staff, clients, consumers and other constituents.

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