If you’re not sure or if you have any questions, join CalCPA’s quarterly Nonprofit Discussion Group on July 18 from 8-10am. A panel of employment attorneys will discuss whether to classify a worker as an intern, volunteer, independent contractor, or exempt employee.
This is a critical topic for all nonprofits as the IRS and Employment Development Department are increasingly focused on all companies, including nonprofits, getting this decision right. In fact, a new state law went into effect January 1 of this year that imposes a civil penalty of between $5,000 and $15,000 each time an employer voluntarily and knowingly misclassifies an employee as an independent contractor. The penalty increases to between $10,000 to $25,000 each time an employer engages in a “pattern or practice” of misclassifying employees.
To learn more about the event and to register click here. If you don’t go (or if you still have questions after you do!), talk to your human resources advisor or employment counsel if your nonprofit needs help.
Want more reading about employment issues affecting nonprofits? Check out our blog on employment issues relating to social media and online privacy matters here.