May 2020: We are excited to share with you this “Brief guide for NGOs and social enterprises on the legal implications of COVID19 in Argentina”, a collaboration between the Thomson Reuters Foundation – TrustLaw, the local clearing house -Comisión Pro Bono del Colegio de Abogados de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires-, and the pro bono workshop of the Law School of the University Torcuato Di Tella. Over 20 lawyers from 9 firms and 1 company worked on this resource together with 19 law school students.
In this guide, experts respond to 26 frequently asked legal questions on COVID19’s implications for NGOs and social enterprises, including answers to: Can I transit to go search for donations? What should I do if my donor says he can't comply with the donation contract we have? Can I keep the donation I received from abroad in a foreign currency? What happens to the lease contract of our office? How do I comply with the meetings of the Board of Directors? Can employment contracts be suspended or terminated? Are there new HR policies and agreements around teleworking? Are there insurance policies for volunteers? Should I take any special care with the data of my collaborators due to the pandemic? What happens if someone in my organization gets COVID19? What happens to filings with the Tax Authority?
This guide will be updated every two weeks for three months to continue being a useful resource for organisations working for public good in Argentina.
During these challenging times, we hope that non-profits and social enterprises can find in this guide the answers they need to continue offering their services to others.
Read the Foundation News story HERE.