April 30, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Association TRENDS Webinar: "Focus on Nonprofit Employee Misclassification: Are Your Workers 'Employees,' 'Volunteers' or 'Contractors?'"

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Many nonprofit organizations use independent contractors and volunteers to supplement their regular employee workforces, but not all of them pay enough attention to the legal definitions of “employee,” “independent contractor,” and “volunteer.” Organizations caught misclassifying workers could find themselves making the wrong kind of headlines and paying significant fines and penalties.

Concern for the rights of misclassified workers (and interested in boosting their own tax revenues), federal and state governments are increasing their efforts to identify and correct independent contractor and volunteer misclassifications. The consequences for violators can be severe.

In just 90 minutes, this webinar will help you avoid costly mistakes as compliance attorneys at Venable review the applicable legal definitions and show you how to protect against misclassification errors. Plus, a Q&A session at the end will give you the chance to ask about specific challenges you're facing.

Attend this webinar to reduce your risk of violations with powerful new classification know-how, including:

  • The three factors the IRS uses to distinguish between employees and independent contractors

  • How to properly assign and direct the work of interns and volunteers

  • Safeguards to take when you are working with an independent contractor

  • Troubleshooting insights into enforcement and potential consequences

  • How to correct a misclassification error

  • Policies to put in place and documents to retain to protect yourself in the event of a probe

  • Dos and Don'ts of working with volunteers and contractors

David R. Warner, Esq., Partner, Venable LLP
Marina Burton Blickley, Esq., Associate, Venable LLP

Click the link to register for "Focus on Nonprofit Employee Misclassification: Are Your Workers 'Employees,' 'Volunteers' or 'Contractors?'"