Risk Management and Negligent Hiring Under New Federal Law

Since October 9, 1998, when the Volunteers for Children Act, was signed into law by President Clinton as Public Law 105-251 and amended the National Child Protection Act of 1993, if a volunteer or employee of an organization sexually molests a child in his care and if it can be shown that this volunteer or employee had been previously convicted somewhere in the United States of a relevant crime, the organization may be held liable under the legal theory of negligent hiring.

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On October 9, 1998, President Clinton signed into law the Volunteers For Children Act as Public Law 105-251, which amends the National Child Protection Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 5119).