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Please read this article by our friends over at littler.com. California Labor Commissioner Issues 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Posters and FAQs, But Many Questions Remain These mandatory 2022 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave posters must be displayed in all churches that have at least one employee (including the pastor).  We’ve uploaded them below for your reference.

Churches that improperly use their assets to intervene in the campaigns for or against candidates for public office and/or ballot measures risk losing their federal tax-exempt status under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Does this mean that pastors are prohibited from speaking on matters of politics from the pulpit? Must churches remain silent amid the chaos? Absolutely not! But there is…

Effective January 1, 2022, all churches in California that have any form of “youth service organization” within their ministries, which most likely includes Sunday School in addition to more recognizable ministries such as AWANA, Vacation Bible School, and youth sports league participation, must now adhere to a new three-prong “Standard of Care” which includes training…

A California Court of Appeal decision in September 2021 makes it increasingly difficult for employers, including churches, to conduct criminal background checks of prospective employees, contractors, and volunteers. The result is that most, if not all, courts in California must immediately stop allowing electronic searches of their databases using the known date of birth and/or…

Legal & Risk Management Guidance for Ministry Leaders on Navigating Religious Exemptions in Their Congregation, August 25, 2021. Have you had a congregant ask you for a signature to help them get a religious exemption for vaccines? If so, you’re not alone. While the topic is a touchy one, it is important that we address…

For the first time ever, clergy and church workers engaged in religious education, worship, and proselytizing—and who have carried debt from federal Direct student loans for at least 10 years—are now eligible to seek forgiveness through the US Department of Education’s (DOE) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The change went into effect on July…

Max Herr, CSBC HR and Church Compliance Specialist, hosted a conversation with the team from Church Growth Services on Stewardship.

Our HR and Compliance Ministry Specialist, Max Herr, walks you through preparing your budget for 2022.

Has your church considered the value of its electronic data assets? Can you even begin to put a price tag on its worth? Are your church’s data properly protected from unauthorized viewing, corruption, loss due to fire or theft? Your data is no less valuable, and deserves the same sorts of protection, as your buildings…

Although churches are not the typical target of cybercriminals, church computers and network systems remain vulnerable to hacking and the personal information of donors and employees is subject to compromise. Innocently clicking on links in so-called phishing or spear-phishing, and similarly authentic-looking, emails inadvertently opened by an employee, volunteer, or anyone else with access to…