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Employment Law for Church Leaders

WALK-IN REGISTRATION AVAILABLE – PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY!

Personnel matters, employment law, and good practices are complicated. Managing staff performance and addressing issues in the workplace challenge many churches. Help is on the way! This will be a practical seminar to equip you for day-to-day ministry.

Stephen Knowles and Laurie Meyer, attorneys with the Milwaukee office of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. will present “Employment Law for Church Leaders,” a seminar for pastors, administrators, and lay leaders. The seminar will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls.

Topics Addressed

  • What You Need to Know About the Employment at Will Rule.
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act and Revisions to Exempt Employee Salary Requirements.
  • Interviewing and Hiring.
  • Managing, Disciplining, and Terminating Employees.
  • Employment Policies and Employment Handbooks.
  • What Is the Ministerial Exception and Why You Should Care.
  • “Quick Hits” on Other Legal Issues That May Affect Religious Organizations.

The program will include time for questions and discussion and resources will be provided.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is for rostered leaders, administrators, and lay leaders who deal with staff and personnel matters.

Registration

The registration fee is $40 per congregation for up to four people. Lunch is on your own at area fast food restaurants.
REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON-SITE.  IF YOU WOULD STILL LIKE TO ATTEND, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN US ON SATURDAY AND REGISTER WHEN YOU ARRIVE.

About the Presenters

Between them, Stephen Knowles and Laurie Meyer have more than 50 years of experience in all aspects of employment law. They defend employers in federal and state courts and administrative agencies and advise corporate clients on all aspects of employment law. Stephen Knowles has served as the attorney for the Greater Milwaukee Synod since the Synod’s formation and also provides legal services for other ELCA synods, the ELCA’s churchwide organization, and ELCA congregations.

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