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Volunteering for trouble or trouble with volunteers?: A guide to the liability risks for nonprofits and their volunteers

  • Venable LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 10 2011

Volunteers often constitute an essential portion of the “workforce” of nonprofit organizations

New guidance for nonprofits regarding social media policies and punishment

  • Venable LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2011

In our last alert on this subject, nonprofit employers were reminded that rapidly developing law in the area of disciplining employees for voicing workplace gripes in social media such as Facebook or Twitter warranted caution before punishment of such behavior, as well as a review of policies that might be found to unlawfully impinge on employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”

Non-profits beware: your employees' blogs, Facebook posts, and Twitter tweets may be protected by the National Labor Relations Act

  • Venable LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 12 2011

Savvy non-profits have long understood that the employment-at-will doctrine namely, that the employment relationship may be terminated by either party for any reason while still very powerful, has many fissures that work to limit the grounds for which employees may be disciplined or discharged