Did you know that the minimum salary level required for employees to be exempt from overtime pay is increasing to $913/week on December 1, potentially making some of your church staff newly overtime-eligible? Are you aware of recordkeeping requirements for exempt and nonexempt staff? What is the "job duties test" and when does the "ministerial exception" apply? And what about state law?
Yes, the Fair Labor Standards Act is a little complicated - so the UUA Office of Church Staff Finances (OCSF) has developed resources and webinars to help you understand the law, assess your compliance, and make needed adjustments. Check out the flyer, FAQ, Compliance Guide, and webinar schedule on the OCSF Compensation and Payrollpage. The Fair Labor Standards Act and our religious principles share the goal of justice for workers. Be a faithful employer - faithful to the law and to Unitarian Universalist values!
Jan Gartner, UUA Compensation and Staffing Practices Manager, welcomes your questions and concerns.