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Waivers and Volunteer Workers

By Doyice Cotten

Certain types of special relationships can affect the enforceability of liability waivers. One such relationship is that between an employer and an employee – often referred to as the master-servant relationship.  Generally, waivers which employers require that their employees sign are unenforceable because of the economic hold that the employer has over the employee. Such waivers are generally deemed to be in violation of public policy.

In contrast, waivers between an employer and a volunteer worker are generally enforced.

Waivers, Employer/Employees, and Bargaining Position

Waivers, Employer/Employees, and Bargaining Position

By Doyice Cotten

This article is taken from Waivers & Releases of Liability 7th ed. by Doyice and Mary Cotten.

Employers are considered to have a superior bargaining position over employees. For this reason, as a general rule, waivers which employers require employees to sign are generally considered to be in violation of public policy and unenforceable. However, three “sub-categories” under employees will be examined here.

Types of Background Checks on Volunteers

This timely article is 1 of 5 being re-run in light of the Penn State sex scandal!

By

John Sadler, Sadler & Company, Inc.

Part IV – FBI Checks

This is Part IV of a 4 part series about the types of background checks and their importance when using volunteers. An authority in the field of sport insurance, John discusses four types of background checks: 1) sexual offender registry checks,

Types of Background Checks on Volunteers

This timely article is 1 of 5 being re-run in light of the Penn State sex scandal!

By

John Sadler, Sadler & Company, Inc.

Part III– 3rd Party Vendor Checks

This is Part III of a 4 part series about the types of background checks and their importance when using volunteers. An authority in the field of sport insurance, John discusses four types of background checks: 1) sexual offender registry checks,