Episode 12: Volunteer Liability
April 6, 2018
in Apex Guest, Business Transactions & Services, Flat Fees, Intellectual property, Social Enterprise & Nonprofit, Startup & Formation, The Apex Law Podcast
Volunteering is a valuable asset to corporate work, especially within nonprofits. However, if a volunteer is always held liable for accidents that happen on the job, it is far less likely that volunteers will offer the same support. In today’s podcast, Peter and Alexander discuss the Volunteer Liability Act and its relationship to protecting both companies and their volunteers in the important work that they do. They explain the actions a company needs to take to comply with the Act, the various circumstances in which the company is exempt from the Act’s stipulations for liability, and additional steps corporations can take to protect their volunteers.
To what extent is a volunteer liable at a corporate-sponsored event? What role does insurance play in protecting corporations and their work? Is the corporation still liable if the volunteer is grossly negligent or intends to hurt someone? Listen now to find out.
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