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Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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North Carolina Appeals Court Ruling Shows Limits of Negligent Selection and Negligent Supervision Subscriber access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Pastors Can Be Subject to Criminal Penalties for Not Complying with Legal Requirements for Valid Marriage under State Law Subscriber access only

Marriage

Embezzlement Without Internal Controls Subscriber access only

Embezzlement

Church Not Responsible for Rape of Teenage Girl by Camp Worker Subscriber access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Responsible for Payroll Taxes Subscriber access only

Payroll Tax Reporting

Compensation Dispute Subscriber access only

Compensation

Church Held Liable for Pastor's Abuse of Minors  Subscriber access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church's Insurance Policy Prevents Coverage  Subscriber access only

Insurance

The Ministerial Exception and Racial Discrimination Subscriber access only

Clergy - Removal; Employment Practices

Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment Subscriber access only

Employment Practices

Sexual Harassment Suit Proceeds Against Local Church, but Not Denomination Subscriber access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Employment Practices; Sexual Harassment

Church Members Sue for Breach of Fiduciary Duties Subscriber access only

Officers, Directors, and Trustees

Clergy-Penitent Privilege in Court Cases Subscriber access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications; Criminal Liability

Recent Developments in North Carolina Regarding Sexual Harassment Subscriber access only

Definition of "Church" for Zoning Purposes Subscriber access only

Church Property; Zoning

Disaffiliated Local Church Allowed to Retain Property Subscriber access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Minister Receives Two Life Sentences Subscriber access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Property Subscriber access only

Church Property Disputes

Clergy - Part 1 Subscriber access only

Clergy - Part 2 Subscriber access only

Clergy Malpractice
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Protecting Your Tax-Exempt Status

Protecting Your Tax-Exempt Status

Understand the requirements of your tax-exempt status.
When Disaster Strikes

When Disaster Strikes

Learn ways to prepare your church for a disaster.