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Managing people

Find out key legal obligations to your employees, volunteers and members.

Content last updated 15/03/2022

Managing people

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Introduction

Not-for-profit organisations have the same legal obligations as any employer to their workers.

Our resources on employment law are designed to help organisations understand the legal framework and identify issues when they arise.

Employment law is complex and it changes sometimes, so the information in these pages shouldn't replace advice from a lawyer who specialises in employment law. If your organisation suspects that it has an employment issue, it's best to seek specialist advice as soon as possible.


Employee, contractor or volunteer?

At times, it can be difficult to assess if someone at your organisation would be considered an 'employee'.

Our guide can help you assess whether employment laws apply. As this can be complex, it can be a good idea to get legal advice. The guide includes information about:

  • definitions of employees, independent contractors and volunteers, and
  • legal obligations owed by community organisations
Fact sheet: Employee, contractor or volunteer (547.2KB)
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The content on this webpage was last updated in March 2022 and is not legal advice. See full disclaimer and copyright notice.


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