Nonprofits have unique employment and human resource needs

Nonprofits have unique employment and human resource needs

On Behalf of | Jan 25, 2023 | Employment Law

As a nonprofit organization owner, you have spent your professional life working for the betterment of your community. Your nonprofit makes your community a better place, but your nonprofit also has unique employment and human resource needs. However, the attorneys at Howe & Hutton, Ltd., are here to help you spend more helping your community, not arguing about HR policies.

Special considerations

Just like any other business, you must follow employment law. This means creating human resource policies that help protect your organization from internal and external litigation based on your employment practices. Our attorneys help maintain the integrity of your organization and ensure you can keep doing what you do. We handle all of the personnel matters, including any employment law claims, like discrimination claims, and drafting employee and staff handbooks and employee policies and procedures.

Personnel practices

We can help you with firing, hiring and employee retention. This includes terminations where the employee makes discrimination claims, including sexual harassment and disability, gender, age, race and religious discrimination.


The attorneys at Howe & Hutton, Ltd., can also draft your employment contracts. This can be employee contracts all the way up to executive contractions, including the negotiations of the initial employment contracts and severance packages.

Employee policies, procedures and handbooks

If you already have employee policies, procedures and handbook, we can review those for legal sufficiency and identify potential problems. We can then help modify them to better protect your nonprofit from employment law litigation.

Nonprofit compliance

As you know, there are IRS and state regulations that govern nonprofit organizations. We can manage compliance issues that arise, including issues around independent contractor issues and even pension plans.

We are here to help

While we are located in Chicago, Illinois, and Washington, D.C., we serve nonprofit clients throughout the United States. We help nonprofits do what they do best by taking the legal issues off the table.