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The federal government oversees a complex array of laws designed to protect employees from being taken advantage of by employers. These regulations affect about 10 million employers, including many churches.
Whether your ministry employs one person or one hundred, it may need to comply with many of the federal, state, or common law provisions that apply to employers.
Here are just some of the areas that labor laws regulate:
- Wages and hours
- Wage garnishment
- Workplace safety and health
- Workers’ compensation
- Employee benefits
- Family and medical leave
- Veterans’ employment rights
- Discrimination (age, race, gender, genetic information, disability, national origin, religion)
- Sexual Harassment
- Accommodation for employees with disabilities
- Wrongful termination
- Invasion of privacy
That is why it’s important for you to be aware of current labor laws and create policies and procedures that help your ministry to abide by them.