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Principles of Volunteer Resource Management: Legal Awareness
Gail Blanchard-Saiger, Vice President, Labor and Employment, California Hospital Association, Sacramento, California & Victoria Heidelman, CAVS, Senior Services Volunteer Coordinator, City of Irvine, Irvine, California

Are you familiar with the laws that apply to volunteer management? This session provides an overview of current laws with implications for volunteers and volunteer services administrators. Participants will learn and discuss:

  • Labor and screening laws: Fair Labor Standards Act and Child Labor Law, use of volunteers during a work stoppage, and the Volunteers for Children Act of 1996
  • Privacy law: HIPAA
  • Anti-discriminatory laws: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Amendments Act (ADAAA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, EMTALA
  • Liability coverage law: Federal Volunteer Protection Act of 1997
  • Tax laws: Internal Revenue Service (IRS), for-profit versus nonprofit (fundraising/advocacy), state-level Community Benefit Act to protect 501(c)3 status
  • Safety law: OSHA

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