November 2nd, 2012 11:20 EST
ECFA Webinar Discusses 'Three Key Employment Issues Facing Churches and Nonprofits'
As Christ-centered organizations increasingly face critical employment questions in their day-to-day operations, ECFA will provide up-to-date information on employment laws in a one-hour webinar, "Three Key Employment Issues Facing Churches and Nonprofits," on Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. EST.
Expert information will be given on recent developments and strategic responses on religious employment rights, wise navigation of the maze of sexual orientation and gender identity employment developments and recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance on criminal background checks.
"Churches and Christian nonprofits are challenged to fulfill spiritual mandates while operating with the greatest integrity under employment laws," said Dan Busby, ECFA president. "Balancing a religious mission in a secular culture requires attention to the most current information on key employment issues."
The webinar will be led by employment law experts, Patrick D. Purtill and Scott J. Ward. Purtill is an associate in the law firm of Gammon & Grange, P.C., in the Washington, D.C., suburb of McLean, Va. With 20 years of experience in government, nonprofit management and compliance, his practice concentrates on the law of religious and other nonprofit organizations, corporate law, state and federal lobbying compliance and preventive law.
Ward is a shareholder in the law firm of Gammon & Grange, P.C., where he codirects their litigation department. His practice concentrates on the law of religious and other nonprofit organizations, constitutional law, employment law and computer and Internet law. For almost two decades, Ward has advised clients and litigated cases concerning religious freedom and employment issues.
Registration for the webinar is open at www.ecfa.org/Events.aspx. The cost is free for ECFA accredited organizations and $39 for registered users.
Continuing education credits are available through the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA).
ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. To learn more about ECFA, including information about accreditation and a listing of ECFA-accredited members, visit www.ecfa.org or call 1-800-323-9473.