Manual on Employment Law for N.J. Nonprofits Gets Updated

Personnel practices guide for New Jersey nonprofit organizations

In 2000, the Center for Non-Profit Corporations of North Brunswick, N.J. revised a comprehensive legal manual outlining strategies to reduce the incidence of personnel-related conflicts and employment-related liability for nonprofit organizations.

Project staff also held a series of workshops during which they presented the manual to staff from nonprofit organizations in New Jersey.

The Center for Non-Profit Corporations is a statewide umbrella organization serving New Jersey's nonprofit community through technical assistance, public policy and education and cost-saving programs.

Under this grant, the center contracted with Jennifer Chandler Hauge, Esq., a lawyer specializing in employment and nonprofit issues, to update an employment reference book she originally prepared for the center in 1995.

Key Results

The updated legal manual incorporated changes in employment law in areas such as:

  • Health insurance.
  • Family leave.
  • Sexual harassment.
  • Privacy in the electronic era.

The manual is meant to help nonprofits develop personnel policies and procedures that comply with all current laws and regulations.