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Hey, campground owners. Do you have any volunteers at your campground? I was at a recent conference and I was talking to somebody and they told me they had some volunteers at their campground. They were work campers, but they were volunteers. Now watch out. I know that you’re going to tell me, well, there’s a state park down the road and the national parks all have volunteer work campers. They just work in exchange for their site. Maybe. Well, guess what? The federal government can do things that you can’t and the state governments as a for-profit business. In most cases, you are not allowed to have volunteer labor. We have minimum wage standards in our country. The department of labor controls them. You must pay at least minimum wage for those who are performing services for you. If you’re a for-profit business. Now there are a few exceptions, but I’d be willing to bet most of you don’t qualify.
So if you have any volunteers on your staff, or if you’re thinking about that, watch out, talk to a human resources professional before you cross that boundary. Or if you’ve already crossed it, please do get in touch with a human resources professional and make sure that everything you’re doing is allowable under the standards of the department of labor. I’m Donna Bordeaux with Campgroundaccounting.com. Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel here. So you’ll get the latest and greatest updates as they come out. You can also visit our blog at Campground Accounting.com/blog/. Look forward to hearing from you.
Donna Bordeaux, CPA with CampgroundAccounting.com
What happens when you send two CPAs out into the relaxing outdoors to camp? You get CampgroundAccounting.com. Donna and Chad have over 50 years of combined experience as entrepreneurial CPAs. They’ve owned businesses and helped business owners exceed their wildest dreams. They camp and travel across the country every chance they get, so it’s just a natural fit that they focus their CPA skills on helping campground owners throughout the USA grow their businesses and minimize the impact of taxes. They understand the key performance indicators and specialized issued that face RV park owners every day.