Law Note Series
Social Workers and Work Issues
by Carolyn I. Polowy, JD, and Nathan H. Williams, Cassandra
Pelas, Sharese M. Pryor, Law Clerks
Published June, 2004 © NASW
Pages: 42, including appendix
This law note surveys various work-related legal problems faced by social workers who provide professional services. Some of the issues discussed are specific to social workers as a class of employees, and others apply to social workers as independent contractors. Problems common to both groups are also examined. This law note will also highlight potential legal remedies for addressing work-related problems.