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under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, (FLSA) defines individuals that provide services without any expectation of compensation, and without any coercion or intimidation, as “volunteers” (non-employees)
the fact the center requires a volunteer to be present with the employee does not force them to pay the individual volunteer,
However, if other actions are present they can be made to pay the volunteer. Such factors are :
To be sure whether or not the worker in question is really a volunteer, we encourage you to contact us XXXXX@XXXXXX.XXX with details about how, if at all, you compensate or reimburse your volunteers.
The above are factors outlined by the Federal Labor Standards Act,
if as a volunteer, you are conducting duties that employees would perform, and they arrange your hours, you may be considered an employee and entitled to compensation
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask.
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