ACC Requests U.S. Labor Dept. Interpretation of “Volunteers” and Meeting

ACC Position: 

The ACC and its Nonprofit Organizations Committee have requested a meeting with Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division Administrator Dr. David Weil to discuss administrative guidance regarding the definition of a volunteer under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Ensuring compliance with FLSA is an issue that in-house counsel of nonprofit organizations face regularly, and in this letter, ACC calls for the Wage and Hour Division to issue an Administrator’s Interpretation regarding the definition of volunteers for private nonprofit organizations under the FLSA. Clarity on this point will facilitate the work of in-house counsel at nonprofit organizations who advise their clients regarding employment and volunteer issues.

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