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Pastor, Church & Law

written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA

Legal Issues for PastorsVolume 1

Legal Issues for Pastors

Understand the laws affecting pastors and why they are important for church boards and ministers to know. Richard Hammar uses court cases to help define and explain the legal distinction of ministerial status and its implications for pastors and church boards. This volume addresses clergy employment contracts, compensation, termination, legal privileges and conditions of ministers, and the legal authority of ministers on behalf of the church. Also, the more common theories of clergy legal liability are reviewed.

A Valuable Tax Credit for Churches

A Valuable Tax Credit for Churches

Understand how the Affordable Care Act tax credit can benefit churches.
Understanding Labor Laws

Understanding Labor Laws

Best practices for complying with regulations that pertain to hiring, firing, paying, disciplining, and supervising ministry employees.