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 “emcployee,” “independent contractor,” and “volunteer.”
Organizations caught misclassifying workers could find themselves making the wrong kind of headlines and paying significant fines and penalties. Don't wait, make sure you're classifying correctly.
Concerned 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.
Register Now for Focus on Nonprofit Employee Misclassification: Are Your Workers "Employees," "Volunteers" or "Contractors?"
In just 90 minutes, this webinar will help you avoid costly mistakes as compliance experts from the Venable law firm 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.
Reserve your space now to reduce your risk of violations with powerful new classification know-how, including:
- The factors used by government agencies and courts 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; and
- Dos and Don'ts of working with volunteers and contractors
Meet Your Training Team
Jeff Tenenbaum, Partner, Venable LLP, chairs Venable's Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group. He is one of the nation's leading nonprofit attorneys and also is a highly accomplished author, lecturer and commentator on nonprofit legal matters. Mr. Tenenbaum counsels his clients on the broad array of legal issues affecting trade and professional associations, charities, foundations, advocacy groups, and other nonprofit organizations, and regularly represents clients before Congress, federal and state regulatory agencies, and in connection with governmental investigations, enforcement actions, litigation, and in dealing with the media. Mr. Tenenbaum was the 2006 recipient of the American Bar Association's Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer of the Year Award, and was an inaugural (2004) recipient of the Washington Business Journal's Top Washington Lawyers Award. He was one of only seven "Leading Lawyers" in the Not-for-Profit category in the prestigious 2012 Legal 500 rankings, one of only eight in the 2013 rankings, and one of only nine in the 2014 rankings. Mr. Tenenbaum was recognized in 2013 as a Top Rated Lawyer in Tax Law by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel. He was the 2015 recipient of the New York Society of Association Executives' Outstanding Associate Member Award, the 2004 recipient of The Center for Association Leadership's Chairman's Award, and the 1997 recipient of the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives' Chairman's Award.
Ronald Taylor, Partner, Venable LLP, heads the firm's Maryland Labor and Employment Practice Group. Mr. Taylor advises and defends employers nationwide on a wide variety of labor and employment law matters, including wage and hour, non-compete, collective bargaining, employment discrimination, disability,wrongful discharge, and occupational safety and health issues. Mr. Taylor's clients include a broad array of private, public, and non-profit businesses of all sizes located throughout the United States. He has been consistently identified as one of the most recognized Maryland labor and employment lawyers, and noted for his sound judgment and ability to achieve great results for his clients. Ron has also repeatedly been selected as one of the best lawyers in Maryland by Woodward and White and as a Maryland Superlawyer in the area of labor and employment law. He is a fellow of the prestigious College of Labor and Employment lawyers.
Lillian Reynolds, Associate, Venable LLP, is a litigation associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. Ms. Reynolds focuses her practice on employment and labor law counseling and representation for employers in a wide variety of industries, including hospitality, retail, construction, and government contracts. Ms. Reynolds has experience defending employers of all sizes against claims in court and before administrative agencies. Ms. Reynolds’ experience extends to a variety of anti-discrimination, wage and hour, occupational safety and health and other employment and labor laws at the federal, state and local levels. Ms. Reynolds has an active pro bono practice and has represented nonprofit and individual clients in matters involving employment and immigration laws and is the recipient of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland's 2015 Alex Fee Memorial Pro Bono Service Award.
Who Should Attend?
- HR professionals
- In-house and outside legal counsel
- Volunteer coordinators
- Program managers
- Staff involved in hiring contractors
Don't wait, register today to avoid major misclassification errors!