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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
12 Articles found | Volunteers
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Counties routinely host household hazardous waste collection events that involve participation of volunteers to ensure success. However, their involvement increases a member’s exposure to risk.
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Many public employees have talents and skills beyond those required to perform their job duties. A public employer may want to take advantage of those talents and skills by offering volunteer opportunities to employees. But the question arises: Can employees volunteer for their public employer?
There are a few risk management issues public employers should consider, specifically related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and workers’ compensation coverage.
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Although the volunteer or intern may be working side-by-side with staff—on the premises or independently with the entity’s knowledge—the relationship is different from the typical one of employer and employee. This difference can lead to questions regarding managing risks of volunteers and interns, as well as MCIT's coverage related for them.
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Volunteer drivers often use their personal vehicles to provide services for MCIT members, such as providing rides for seniors. One common concern is whether auto liability coverage is excluded under the volunteers’ personal auto policies.
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It is important that members consider the exposures that accompany the addition of interns to their workforce, how MCIT coverage may apply and how to best manage the risks unique to interns.
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Emergency management volunteers may be eligible for workers' compensation coverage when certain circumstances are met. The article describes these circumstances and provides risk management advice.
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Public health volunteers may qualify for workers' compensation if injured while volunteering under specific circumstances as outlined by Minnesota statutes. This article explains those situations and other thresholds public health volunteers would need to meet to qualify for workers' compensation coverage.
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Some categories of volunteers, however, are granted coverage in the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act. Resource explains when a volunteer's injury or illness may be compensable under workers' compensation.
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