Frank Sommerville, JD, CPA, shares the best employee practices for churches -- in compliance with Federal laws -- whether yours is a staff of one or 100.
Topics to be discussed in depth include:
EMPLOYEE HARASSMENT -- what constitutes harassment; why the vast majority of incidents go unreported (even in churches); and what you can do about it
A HARASSMENT POLICY -- the best hiring practices to avoid discrimination, including what questions you are (and aren't) allowed to ask
BEST HIRING PRACTICES -- what you should know about background checks (especially related to different staff and ministry positions); what to do if 'red flags' are identified as a result
TERMINATING EMPLOYEES -- documentation practices; timing advice; guidance on severance
COMPLIANCE WITH MINIMUM WAGE / OVERTIME RULES -- what qualifies as work time; who's exempt (including common misconceptions); record keeping strategies