Operating a non-profit animal sanctuary is no easy feat. From rescuing, providing 24/7 care for, and finding loving homes for the sanctuary animal residents, to fundraising to cover the expenses associated with operating a sanctuary consume much of the sanctuary operator’s time, compliance with federal and state employment laws is an important, but often forgotten element to creating a sustainable sanctuary and limiting potential liability. This seminar will focus on the basic employment law requirements that start-up or smaller sanctuaries in particular should be mindful of as they employ staff to help them achieve their mission. Topics covered will include compliancce with complex wage and hour requirements, development of an effective employee handbook, and prevention of discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination claims.
This 50 minute webinar was presented by: Drew Alexis with the Alexis Law Firm. Mr. Alexis represents employers, in particular financial institutions, small employers and non-profit organizations, and individual employees in a wide range of employment disputes before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including in the areas of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wrongful termination, constructive termination, wage and hour violations, breach of contract, fraud, defamation and leave of absence law violations. Mr. Alexis has both jury trial and appellate experience and has litigated employment cases for over 20 years.