Learn which local, state, and federal laws and regulations apply to religious organizations and which ones do not. This volume addresses the church's legal liability on: negligent employee selection, retention, and supervision, counseling, breach of fiduciary duty, ratification, and defamation. Finally, Richard Hammar discusses the religion clause of the first amendment - it's interpretation, inclusions, and exclusions.
In recent years, some courts have ruled that certain "special relationships" are "fiduciary" in nature and impose "fiduciary duties." A few courts have concluded that the following relationships are fiduciary in nature: a pastor and a counselee, a lay church counselor and a counselee, and volunteer ...
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