Compensation and Payroll: Financial Matters
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.
Topics of Special Interest
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.
- See our Employee or Independent Contractor FAQ sheet (Word) for special guidance on clergy, with some information applicable to other staff.
- This Independent Contractor or Employee? page from the IRS describes the behavioral, financial, and relationship factors that help you make the proper determination.
- This Myths about Misclassification page from the Department of Labor addresses misunderstandings that frequently result in the misclassification of employees as independent contractors.