Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Focus on Nonprofit Employee Misclassification:
Are Your Workers "Employees," "Volunteers" or "Contractors?"
Recorded on April 30, 2014


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.

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 attorneys 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 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

Register now to manage your workforce without worrying about fines and penalties..


Jeff Tenenbaum, Venable, chairs Venable's Nonprofit Organizations Practice Group, and is one of the nation's leading nonprofit attorneys, and also is an 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.

David Warner, Venable, focuses his practice on the resolution and litigation of complex labor, employment, and business disputes. He represents and counsels both private and public sector clients, with a particular emphasis on the non-profit industry. A substantial portion of Mr. Warner's practice is devoted to counseling employers on labor and employment related matters in order to minimize potential litigation risk. Mr. Warner's litigation practice focuses on complex class action, intellectual property and business tort claims. He currently serves as lead counsel for a government agency in defending a nationwide promotion discrimination class action. In addition, he has successfully defended multiple age, race, gender and disability-related cases in state and federal courts and administrative charges before the EEOC and local agencies.

Marina Blickley, Venable, frequently advises clients on compliance with a variety of federal and state laws. Recently, she has worked on matters pertaining to the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and compliance with various state privacy laws. In addition, Ms. Blickley assists clients by reviewing and revising handbooks and other policies and procedures including compensation practices, leave administration, and discipline/termination procedures.


  • 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!

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