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In early autumn 2021, California lawmakers and Governor Newsom happily unveiled the nation’s first-of-its-kind charitable crowdfunding law. See A New Crowdfunding Law – at Last! (September 28, 2021), FPLG Blog.
It had taken several years of consensus-building among the government (lawmakers, regulators, and the governor), the charitable community, and the crowdfunding industry to achieve that

Since the earliest days of the current Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor has been busy preparing much-needed updates to the federal wage-and-hour regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938. They are:

  • tightening the worker-classification criteria (i.e., “independent contractor” vs. “employee”); and
  • fixing the way-too-low salary cutoff that deprives workers of overtime

In late November 2023, leading global experts gathered in London for the Eighth Annual Charity Fraud Awareness Week. Participants included organizational and sector leaders as well as law enforcement representatives and charity regulators.
We covered this important event in a four-part series: