Q&A: Should the Church's Payroll Include Youth Providing Childcare?
A common practice may trigger unexpected paperwork.

Q: When we have youth from our high school youth group do childcare for church events, do they need to be put on the payroll? In the past we have just paid them from the ministry fund they are babysitting for.

A: Yes. Also, your church is covered by minimum wage and child labor laws. You need to make sure you are not violating any of the laws related to employing youth.

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