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Volunteers Gone Wild: Managing, Disciplining, and Terminating Volunteers

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration - Live Webinar Only: $199.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $268.00


A difficult volunteer can cause more than a headache. Learn how to protect your nonprofit from the legal issues that can arise from the improper handling of a volunteer.

The Non-profit sector is the third largest sector in the United States. NFPs have to follow all of the rules that govern employees and also the additional risks of a volunteer workforce.

As such, HR managers and organization leadership need to be even more on their toes than their private sector counterparts. A good volunteer (which the majority are) can serve as the driver of an organization and be its most vocal champion.

However, a volunteer gone wild will be an organizations most vocal critic and can be its biggest liability. From wage and hour to harassment issues, the actions of volunteers need to be managed just as closely as your regular employees.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to identify risks from volunteers.
  • You will be able to recognize screening and training procedures.
  • You will be able to discuss how to manage volunteers.
  • You will be able to review how to manage risks.

This Live Webinar Covers These Hot Issues:

Managing Volunteers

  • Risks From Volunteers
  • Policies for Volunteers
  • Volunteer Screening and Training

Managing Risks

  • Limitations on Liability
  • Indemnification
  • Insurance

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):

  • CLE
  • CPE
  • SHRM
  • HR Certification Institute

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.


Rebecca D. Bush, Esq., SmithAmundsen LLC

  • Partner at SmithAmundsen LLC
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars for 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of Employee Benefits & Compensation; Employment Law; Government Regulation, Audit and Compliance; Staffing Agency, Independent Contractor & Contingent Workforce; Unfair Competition Counseling and Litigation; and Wage & Hour
  • Conducts regular seminars and webinars on numerous employment and labor law topics, including employment contracts, health care reform, employee medical issues, Affordable Care Act, Department of Labor Benefits, audit and compliance, and more
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of employment law, including SmithAmundsen's Labor & Employment Law Update, a labor and employment advisory blog; Illinois Chamber of Commerce's Chamber Dispatch, an HR advisory blog; and contributing author of the Illinois Employment Law Handbook (Illinois Chamber's most comprehensive publication and reference guide for employers in complying with Illinois and federal labor and employment law)
  • Member of American Bar Association; Kane County Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Wisconsin State Bar Association; National Society of Human Resource Management; Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce; American Benefits Council
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Northern Illinois University College of Law; B.S. degree, Northern Illinois University
  • Can be contacted at 414-847-6176, or she can be followed on Twitter® @Dobbslawyer

Julie A. Proscia, Esq., SmithAmundsen LLC

  • Partner in SmithAmundsen LLC’s St. Charles office and a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group
  • Practices in both employment litigation and traditional labor issues
  • Experience representing employers in federal, state and administrative venues
  • Conducted numerous internal investigations, and reviewed policies and procedures for legal compliance
  • Assists not-for-profits with both their traditional employment issues, as well as the issues that arise before 501(c)(3) and 501 (c)(6) organizations
  • Conducts not-for-profit training in board policies, procedures, and development, as well as counseling a defense
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers List: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars" List: 2011, 2013, 2014
  • Recognized as "40 Illinois Attorney Under 40 to Watch" by the Law Bulletin in 2012
  • Member of numerous professional and civic organizations
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Northern Illinois University College of Law; M.A. degree and B.A. degree, cum laude, Eastern Illinois University
  • Can be contacted at 630-587-7911 or

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