Common problems to avoid in employment law – post by Katie Morell at AmEx Open Forum:
Extremely short version:
- Pay overtime for people who do not meet the criteria for ‘exempt’
- Document the performance problems of difficult people to avoid a retaliation claim when you get around to letting them go
- Treat employees as employees, not independent contractors
I perceive lots of ministries and churches are exposed on the first and third points.
For an easy-read discussion of these issues, check-out the above article. For an extended discussion, call any CPA.