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Members Only: Volunteering & Fair Labor Standards Act

Members Only: Volunteering & Fair Labor Standards Act
ACCP members only Interact webcast: This year, the U.S. Department of Labor released an opinion letter clarifying how employers (including nonprofits) may establish an optional employee volunteer program designed to promote volunteering generally without having to pay overtime to participating employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).

Nonprofits that establish programs that incentivize their employees to participate in volunteer work sponsored by other entities run the risk that such activities might be considered "hours worked" under the FLSA, and therefore subject to its overtime and minimum wage requirements. Similarly, nonprofits that sponsor volunteer activities in which their own employees participate also may be subject to liability under the FLSA.

This program will cover considerations a nonprofit should take into account to reduce exposure to liability under the FLSA when forming an employee volunteer program aimed at encouraging volunteerism in the community as well as when using employees as volunteer in a volunteer activity sponsored by the nonprofit itself. Through an application of real-life examples, the webcast will discuss best practices, explore common pitfalls, and highlight areas of particular risk to nonprofit organizations. As always, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and inquire about challenges specific to your organization.

Join Jennifer G. Prozinski, Esq. of Venable LLP and ACCP by registering below.

You'll receive instructions on how to join the webcast from Zoom once you complete registration.

9/17/2019 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Eastern Standard Time