Employment Law and Volunteer Issues
Not for Profit organisations can face a variety of issues when it comes to employees and volunteers. If you are operating a Not for Profit organisation there are regulations you need to comply with and obligations you must meet.
We can help you get everything sorted and set up correctly so that you protect yourself, your people and your organisation from unnecessary risk.
Employees, Volunteers and Contractors
Your organisation may have people in different types of roles. For example, you may have a couple of employees who are paid a salary or wage, and you may also have a group of people who work voluntarily. You might also hire a contractor from time to time.
Each scenario has different legal obligations and regulations which apply. We can assist you to determine what you need to do in each one.
We can give you advice on:
- When is someone a volunteer, employee or independent contractor
- Legal obligations to volunteers, employees, contractors
- Occupational health and safety
- Risk management advice for the Board
- Employment contracts, volunteer agreements
- Policies and procedures for employees, volunteers and contractors
Not for Profit organisations need to ensure they are complying with discrimination legislation and dealing with any issues that arise. We can provide advice on:
- Obligations and exemptions
- Responding to complaints
- Drafting policies
Not for Profit organisations should ensure that they have appropriate policies and procedures in place to address child safety. We can assist you with:
- Drafting and implementation policies
- Advising on screening and reporting requirements
- Training staff
Talk to us today about what measures your organisation has in place, or needs to implement.
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