Volunteering in Oregon Without Pay

Can I volunteer to work for my employer without pay?
Generally no, employees cannot volunteer to work for their employers. If the employee is doing the same or similar work for the employer it will likely be found to be work time. Thus, the time should be included when calculating wages, minimum wages, and overtime wages. However, if one works for a non-profit as a book keeper, but also volunteers in the soup line, that is a closer question.

Wage Claim Attorneys
The lawyers at Schuck Law, LLC focus their law practice on wage claim lawsuits. Our attorneys regularly prosecute Oregon wage claim lawsuits for employees who were not paid for all time worked. In addition to the claims for damages outlined above, an employee may also sue to recover their costs, disbursements, and attorney fees incurred in prosecution of the wage claim lawsuit. This allows the attorneys at Schuck Law, LLC to take most wage claim lawsuits on a contingency fee basis. This means, with minor exceptions that are within your control, that our attorneys only get paid their attorney fees if they recover wages for you.

The lawyers at Schuck Law, LLC prosecute Oregon overtime wage claims throughout Oregon, including but not limited to, Portland, Astoria, Beaverton, Bend, Clackamas, Coos Bay, Grants Pass, Hillsboro, Hood River, Klamath Falls, Lincoln City, Madras, McMinnville, Medford, Portland, Sandy, St. Helens, and Tillamook.

Google By David Schuck