I find myself amused that the top Google ad at the bottom of that article was for Scientology.org.
A week ago, a federal judge in Los Angeles dismissed part of Mrs Headley's suit, siding with the Scientologists' contention that she was exempt from wage requirements because she was part of a religious order.
This caught my attention. I suppose it depends on the order, but if you think of nuns as an example, then I can see the conundrum. I don't know how it goes for most orders, but the order of nuns that taught in my school growing up devoted their lives to the church and eschewed payment. From what I understand, the Church provided for them so that they could do God's work where it was needed. They weren't paid extra, but they didn't expect to. Their whole lives were, essentially, donated to charity. And yes, sometimes they spent 18, 20 hours a day devoted to whatever they were assigned to, because God's work didn't wait. If they were subject to standard wage and labor laws, it would bankrupt the very society they are trying to help.
I understand the opportunity for abuse, but I'm not really sure how one can fix it in cases like the Church of Scientology (or other cases of abuse) without decimating the cases that actually use it for good.