Even if your church is not located in a state or city with a mandatory PTO sick leave law, you should be proactive and make sure that the church’s PTO and sick leave policies are clearly defined and clearly communicated to employees. Even if your church is exempt from FMLA, it may be in the your church’s best interest to offer medical leave and PTO. Doing so can improve employees’ morale and help to attract the top-tier employment candidates going forward. The most important factor to keep in mind when providing PTO and sick leave is that it must be applied consistently to all employees, or your church could risk costly legal issues. An churches should also review PTO and sick leave policies regularly to ensure compliance with any new state or local laws. If your church could use help with their PTO policies, our HR Support services can help. Source: Clergy Financial Resources


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