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National UCC Legal Counsel has issued a guideline for Conferences and Local Churches regarding the Fair Labor and Standard Act provisions for minimum wage and overtime pay.  If you church runs a school and/or if your church has an annual budget of over $500,000 you need to read this.

Memorandum RE: Fair Labor Standards Act, Minimum Wage, and Overtime Pay


It is important to always be cognizant of the legal considerations that can jeopardize the tax exempt status of our churches. The National Legal Council of the United Church of Christ has provided us with guidelines on what churches can and can’t do in order to maintain our tax status. The full document can be found by clicking here.

Legal Considerations for Churches During Political Campaigns

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