Employee, Independent Contractor or Volunteer: Status Matters

Most nonprofit organizations retain personnel who serve as full and part-time employees, independent contractors and volunteers. Yet many nonprofit leaders struggle with determining which staff belong in each grouping, and some wonder: does it really matter? Attend this webinar to learn why classification matters, and how to avoid common mistakes and costly penalties related to classification. You’ll also get answers to your thorniest questions about “status,” including whether an employee of a nonprofit may also volunteer, what key factors render “independent contractor” status a poor choice, and what immediate steps are recommended to either audit your practices or correct errors in classification.

HANDOUT Employee, Volunteer or Independent Contractor

HANDOUT 2 slides per page Employee, Volunteer or Independent Contractor

DOL Opinion Letter re Employees who Volunteer

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