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Legal Issues When Volunteers Are Injured: Is Your Nonprofit at Risk?

What do you do if your volunteer or employee gets injured? Be prepared with a comprehensive risk management plan.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of your nonprofit and essential to the mission. Although many nonprofits believe that they are still shielded from civil liability as to their volunteers, that landscape has changed and is continuing to evolve in our society. A significant claim from an injured volunteer can devastate a small nonprofit in financial and reputational impact. But forewarned is forearmed. From this topic you will obtain a better understanding as to how the law is evolving in its view of who is a volunteer and who is an employee, why that might impact your mission, the types of injuries for which volunteers have and are making claims against the nonprofit, and risk management tips to protect your volunteers and to continue to fulfill your mission.

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Agenda

The Changing Face of Nonprofits

  • Charitable Immunity
  • Volunteer Protections Act
  • Tracking Volunteer Injuries Through the DLI

Correcting Classifying Volunteers

  • What Are the Risks of Misclassifying a Volunteer?
    • Wages Liability
    • Workers' Comp
    • Civil Liability
  • Impact of the New DOL Rules on Volunteers
  • Tests for Distinguishing Between Employee and Volunteer

Identifying the Risks

  • What Are the Basic Legal Theories of Civil Liability?
  • How Are These Applied to Mission Related Activities?
    • Premises Liability
    • Driving and Transportation
    • Personal Injury While Performing the Activity
    • Professional Liability for Rendering Aid

Injuries Resulting From Violence

  • Liability for Risks Posed by Co-Workers/Co-Volunteers
  • Liability for Risks Posed by Clientele
  • Liability for Risks Posed by Outside/Third Parties

Controlling the Risks

  • Selection
  • Training
  • Supervision
  • Documentation
  • Protection
  • Risk Transfer
  • The Corporate Shield
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Karen A. Kalzer

Karen A. Kalzer

Helsell Fetterman LLP

  • Partner in the office of Helsell Fetterman LLP
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of employment law for nonprofits, schools and communities of faith
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops locally and nationally on numerous employment topics and developing areas affecting nonprofits as well as ethics in handling legal claims
  • Committee Chair: CLM Religious & NonProfits Committee. Faculty Member: Claims and Litigation Management Alliance Claims College
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of employment law and religious communities, employment in independent schools, and developing labor topics
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Seattle University School of Law; B.A. degree, University of Oregon; Litigation Management Institute CLMP
  • Admissions include Washington State Bar, Oregon State Bar, Western District of Washington, United States Supreme Court
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 206-689-2125
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Published 2016
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