A difficult volunteer can cause more than a headache. Learn how to protect your nonprofit from the legal issues that can arise from the improper handling of a volunteer.
Many employers offer volunteer and unpaid internship opportunities to interested individuals who are actually considered employees under federal and state laws. This misclassification can be a very costly mistake. Understand the difference between volunteers, unpaid interns and employees. The topic explains how to discipline and terminate volunteers without creating an employment relationship. Failing to properly classify volunteers and unpaid interns as employees can lead to significant exposure to wage claims and other liabilities. This topic is critical for employers with volunteer and internship programs to learn how to manage, discipline and terminate volunteers and unpaid interns in a way that reduces risk while also providing beneficial volunteer and internship opportunities to program participants.
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