Does your organization conduct criminal background checks on employees and volunteers? If so, you must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. In this webcast, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions for ensuring that your organization provides job applicants and volunteers with the disclosures and notices required by the law.
Presenters: Craig Bertschi, Kilpatrick Townsend
As a nonprofit, your organization may have access to a lot of information about a lot of different people, including clients, volunteers, employees and donors. Information is necessary to enable your organization to better serve your clients, manage your volunteers and employees, and communicate with your donors. But mismanagement of information can have legal consequences or, worse yet, damage your reputation in the community.
This webcast will answer the following questions:
• What are the basic privacy and data security legal and regulatory requirements every nonprofit should know?
• How can your organization collect, use, share, and dispose of personal information without getting into trouble?
• What happens if the personal information you collect is lost or stolen?
• What are some privacy and data security best practices that you can implement today?
Presenter: Stacey Keegan, Home Depot
Nonprofits cannot survive without the help of volunteers, but they should be aware of and plan for the possible legal risks of working with volunteers. In this encore presentation of a popular workshop, our speaker discusses those risks and then give practical advice about ways to minimize them.
Topics to be covered include:
• Volunteer screening and background checks,
• workplace safety, and
• volunteer policies and procedures.
Presenter: Rebecca Shanlever, Hall, Arbery, Gilligan, Roberts & Shanlever LLP
Volunteers take on certain responsibilities when they agree to assist a nonprofit. Learn about the risks of volunteering, protection for volunteers and how a volunteer’s actions can affect your nonprofit.
A frequently asked questions document on running background checks and a list of sources.
If you’re working with volunteers you may not even be aware of the legal issues that exist. Problems can arise with injuries, use of vehicles, screening, and wage & hour laws that you should know about in advance.
A nonprofit should perform some type of background investigation before hiring an employee and, in some cases, before engaging a volunteer. For some positions, it may be sufficient to check the work history and references. For others, it may be necessary to check criminal records, driving records and/or credit history. This article provides guidance on “best practices” for performing background screening.
Nonprofits cannot avoid liability all together. There is always a chance that a client or a volunteer is injured. But a nonprofit can help avoid problems and limit their exposure by using background checks and getting waivers from clients and volunteers.
During this one hour webinar, our speaker discusses:
- When background checks should be performed and how to perform them
- Creating a procedure for background checks
- Client and volunteer waivers
Presenter: Lawton Hawkins, The Coca-Cola Company