Pastor, Church & Law
Key Point 8-08.6 Ministers who are employed to perform ministerial services, and who are paid a salary that meets or exceeds the "salary test," are professional employees exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Ministers not compensated on a salary basis, or who earn a salary below the salary test, may not be covered by the Act. Department of Labor regulations suggest that the Act does not apply to any ministers, and a few federal courts have ruled that the so-called ministerial exception prevents the application of the Act to ministers.
Question and Answer
Q: How does the FLSA treat ministers?A: Professional employees are exempt from FLSA, and this would include ministers so long as they meet the minimum salary ...
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