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The Office of Church Staff Finances, a division of Ministries and Faith Development, offers compensation and staffing-related financial information to congregational leaders, clergy and staff.

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Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that protects employees by establishing standards for a minimum wage, overtime, recordkeeping, and youth employment. Our resources can help you make sure you are in compliance. Note: A new salary level goes into effect on December 1, 2016; some employees who are currently exempt may no longer meet the salary level test as of December.


  • FLSA Flyer: Please post and share widely.
  • FLSA FAQ: Contains details of the law, including exemptions and recordkeeping requirements.
  • FLSA Compliance Guide: Walks you through a process of assessing compliance and making necessary adjustments.


Join us for a free, one-hour informational webinar about the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Tuesday, October 11                   7:30p EDT          Register here
  • Wednesday, October 12             2:00p EDT          Register here
  • Tuesday, October 18                  3:00p EDT          Register here
  • Thursday, October 20                 9:30p EDT          Register here


Employee or Independent Contractor?

Congregations need to determine whether the individuals they compensate are employees or independent contractors.

Additional "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)"

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