Non-profit employees are subject to all the same state and federal rights and responsibilities as other employees including regulations about:
One of the biggest tips that leaders mentioned is to hire a payroll service to help take care of necessary taxes and employee filings. There are links in the resource section to several businesses that will help employers stay in compliance with state and federal laws for a small monthly fee. For more information on workforce development in harm reduction please see section 12 “Workforce Development Hacks for SSPs“.
During our development Harm Reduction Hacks have collected together a large number of resources from around the web you can find these in our resource folder in Google Docs. We are also always looking for more so help us by suggesting any resources we may have missed.
We do not claim that this is an exhaustive set of strategies, shortcuts, or tips for running an SSP. What we do suggest is that Harm Reduction Hacks offers down-to-earth, practical information for being a better leader, starting and running an SSP, and providing syringe access services. We feel we can say this with confidence because the Hacks are based on interviews with, and the experiences of, literally generations of people who have been doing harm reduction work.
Please note that nothing in this guide should be construed as legal advice. Please consult an attorney local to your area to ensure your program is in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations that apply to your situation.