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Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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Provisions in Decedent’s Will Could Be Reformed by Recourse Based on Religious Charities’ Extrinsic Evidence Subscriber access only

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Pastor’s Confession of Embezzlement Admissible Due to Lack of Coercion Subscriber access only

California Court Rejects Religious School’s Motion to Dismiss Disability Discrimination Claim Subscriber access only

Employment Practices

Privacy on Church Devices Subscriber access only

Privacy

Court Applies "Ministerial Exception" to Church Discrimination Case Subscriber access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Employment Practices; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Ascending Liability Claims Subscriber access only

Denominations - Legal Liability

Protection of Charitable Donations Subscriber access only

Bankruptcy; Charitable Contributions

Dismissing a Minister for Wrongdoing Subscriber access only

Clergy - Removal; Employment Practices

Whistleblower Protections for Church Employees Subscriber access only

Employment Practices

Church Disaffiliation Property Dispute Subscriber access only

Church Property Disputes

Church Property and Denominational Ownership Subscriber access only

Church Members; Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Delegation of Trusts  Subscriber access only

Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Recent Developments in California Regarding Spoliation of Evidence Subscriber access only

Definition of "Church" for Purposes of Civil Law Subscriber access only

Mandatory Reporters and the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Subscriber access only

Child Abuse

Sexual Harassment as Sex Discrimination Subscriber access only

Sexual Harassment

Instructional Purposes as "Fair Use" of Copyrighted Materials Subscriber access only

Copyright

Denominational Arbitration Procedures Subscriber access only

Arbitration

Property of Disaffiliated Churches Subscriber access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Workers' Compensation and "Charitable Work Program" Employees Subscriber access only

Workers Compensation
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Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards

Covers selection and screening, dispute resolution, terminations, discrimination, and minimum wage.