Volunteer Immunity Laws

Many states have volunteer immunity statutes that offer protection for liability while doing charitable work. Google your state name and "volunteer immunity."Such laws can not be depended on to provide protection for directors and officers in the non-profit world.Such laws only protect volunteers for state issues - no protection from federal law … [Read more...]

Covering Volunteers Under Workers Compensation

A friend contacted me asking how a nonprofit can cover volunteers on a workers' compensation policy. Volunteers and workers' comp are usually mutually exclusive - employees are covered, volunteers are not. I'm not sure why you would want to cover anyone extra on a work comp policy. The coverage isnt that great (lost wages coverage is pretty low … [Read more...]