Employment and volunteering

Incorporated associations rely on both employees and volunteers to help carry out the activities of the association. This chapter provides some general information on employment and working with volunteers.

Key points

  • When employing people associations need to comply with employment laws and any relevant industrial agreements.
  • If it is necessary to terminate an employee it must be done in accordance with the contract and fair procedures to ensure the termination is lawful.
  • Incorporated associations must keep records relating to employment, including payment of wages, leave, tax records and superannuation records.
  • Volunteers provide valuable contributions to the activities of an association.