Tis The (Campaign) Season: Workplace Fundraising Laws

Law360, New York (June 4, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT) -- The campaign season is upon us, and employees from a wide variety of industries may seek to engage in political fundraising to support candidates. While political fundraising is an important form of political expression and is afforded legal protection under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, it is a regulated activity.

Virtually every jurisdiction — federal, state and local — regulates political fundraising to some extent, directly or indirectly. Political activity by both a corporation and by corporate employees requires an understanding of what type...
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