Clergy

LAW UPDATE The Department of Labor (DOL) has updated regulations issued under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that impact pay rates, employee classification, and overtime eligibility within the next two months. THINK FAST! For non-pastoral*, salaried church employees, pay may have just gotten...

Churches exist to help people by sharing the good news of the Bible. And churches hire people to facilitate the process of making church happen.  However, there are times when an employment relationship doesn’t work out.  Sometimes, the employee fails to meet ministry expectations; sometimes,...

Your staff should never resemble a game of musical chairs, constantly losing players one by one. Vanderbloemen knows how all-consuming a search process can be to replace an employee. But the best recruiting strategy starts before the search starts – by focusing on retention. Here are 5 ways to...

The two leading presidential candidates in the polls today are 81 years old and 77 years old. Bob Iger returned to Disney as CEO. He will be 73 years old in February. Football coaches are getting older. Nick Saban and Mack Brown are both 72 years old. What...

While ministers are employees for federal income tax reporting purposes, they are self-employed for Social Security purposes with respect to services they perform in the exercise of their ministry. This means that they must pay both the employee and the employer share of social security tax...

With the aging of the Boomer generation, pastors are retiring every day. I hear from a pastor almost every week who has recently retired or is considering retirement. Over the past few years, our conversations have become somewhat predictable and consistent. The questions these pastors have...