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Is Your Church About to Violate Federal Law?

On December 1, 2016, new federal regulations regarding overtime go into effect—and, churches and non-profit ministries are not exempt. The regulations are part of the revisions to the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime requirements with particular focus on executive, administrative, and professional employees. Some labor experts estimate the regulation will extend overtime pay benefits/protection to over four million employees. [i]

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How Much Should a Church Pay Its Pastor?

So, how much should a pastor get paid?

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Top Three Reasons Most Churches Wind Up in Court

At one time, it was inconceivable that churches would be named in a lawsuit, but today it is all too common. In fact, many churches are sued by their own members, not just by people from outside the church. So, what are the top three reasons churches end up in court?

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FLSA Overtime Rules Blocked. Now What?

Ten days before new federal regulations raising the salary threshold for exemption from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476 were to go into effect, Federal District Judge Amos Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas granted a preliminary injunction that temporarily halted the increase.

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Santa, Pastors, and the Tax Man

Here comes Santa Clause, and right behind himis the tax man!

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Five Steps to Protect Your Church in the New Year

At Reynolds Law Group, PLLC, you won't hear usconstantly say, "Nope. Don't do that. It's too risky." Instead, our goal is to help you unlock the power of your ministry--not lock it away.

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Five Emerging Legal Threats: Threat #1 Sexual Identity v. Religious Liberty

Church spires once dominated the skylines of American cities, while rural chapels served as the center of community life in small towns and villages across the country. The church enjoyed the respect of society and the esteem of the culture.

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Five Emerging Legal Threats: Threat #3 The Secularization of Culture

Church spires once dominated the skylines of American cities, while rural chapels served as the center of community life in small towns and villages across the country. The church enjoyed the respect of society and the esteem of the culture.

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Five Emerging Legal Threats: Threat #4 Zoning Issues

Church spires once dominated the skylines of American cities, while rural chapels served as the center of community life in small towns and villages across the country. The church enjoyed the respect of society and the esteem of the culture.

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Five Emerging Legal Threats: Threat #5 Sexual Abuse of Minors

Church spires once dominated the skylines of American cities, while rural chapels served as the center of community life in small towns and villages across the country. The church enjoyed the respect of society and the esteem of the culture.