Worker Classification

Individual Coverage

Key Point 8-08.02. The Fair Labor Standards Act mandates that employers pay the minimum wage,


Key Point 8-04. Federal immigration law regulates the admission, status, and employability of foreign citizens

Hire Power

A step-by-step look at adding your next staff member

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees

A federal court in Maryland addressed the question of whether a secretary is entitled to overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 during the same work week.

Unemployment Benefits – Part 1

State unemployment compensation laws generally do not apply to persons employed by church-operated child-care centers.

Unemployment Benefits – Part 2

The Vermont Supreme Court ruled that an independent Christian school was not exempt from the state's unemployment compensation law.

Clergy—Removal – Part 3

A federal appeals court ruled that the "ministerial exception" to employment discrimination laws prevented it from resolving an age discrimination lawsuit.

Clergy—Removal – Part 1

A Washington, DC court ruled that a lawsuit brought against a church by the dismissed principal of a church-operated school had to be dismissed as a result of the so-called "ministerial exception.”


A federal appeals court ruled that a "press secretary" was barred by the "ministerial exception" from suing her church for employment discrimination.

Workers Compensation

An Alabama court ruled that a pastor who had been injured in a job-related automobile accident may be entitled to recover workers compensation benefits.


A federal appeals court ruled that it could not resolve a church choir director's claim that she had been dismissed by her church on account of her disabilities.

Clergy—Income Taxes

The IRS ruled that a minister who was employed as a guidance counselor and teacher by a church-affiliated school was eligible for a housing allowance.
ajax-loader-largecaret-downcloseHamburger Menuicon_amazonApple PodcastsBio Iconicon_cards_grid_caretChild Abuse Reporting Laws by State IconChurchSalary Iconicon_facebookGoogle Podcastsicon_instagramLegal Library IconLegal Library Iconicon_linkedinLock IconMegaphone IconOnline Learning IconPodcast IconRecent Legal Developments IconRecommended Reading IconRSS IconSubmiticon_select-arrowSpotify IconAlaska State MapAlabama State MapArkansas State MapArizona State MapCalifornia State MapColorado State MapConnecticut State MapWashington DC State MapDelaware State MapFederal MapFlorida State MapGeorgia State MapHawaii State MapIowa State MapIdaho State MapIllinois State MapIndiana State MapKansas State MapKentucky State MapLouisiana State MapMassachusetts State MapMaryland State MapMaine State MapMichigan State MapMinnesota State MapMissouri State MapMississippi State MapMontana State MapMulti State MapNorth Carolina State MapNorth Dakota State MapNebraska State MapNew Hampshire State MapNew Jersey State MapNew Mexico IconNevada State MapNew York State MapOhio State MapOklahoma State MapOregon State MapPennsylvania State MapRhode Island State MapSouth Carolina State MapSouth Dakota State MapTennessee State MapTexas State MapUtah State MapVirginia State MapVermont State MapWashington State MapWisconsin State MapWest Virginia State MapWyoming State IconShopping Cart IconTax Calendar Iconicon_twitteryoutubepauseplay