What’s Next in the Clergy Housing Allowance Challenge
    What’s Next in the Clergy Housing Allowance Challenge 
    Oral arguments next week move this controversial case closer to resolution.

    The constitutional challenge to the clergy housing allowance takes an important next step Wednesday when oral arguments for the case are heard before a federal appellate court in Chicago.

    At stake is a benefit estimated by some to be worth nearly $1 billion annually for clergy ...

      How to Turn Salary Data into a Real Compensation Package 
      Join us for our October 24 webinar to learn how to go from objective data to subjective context.
      How to Turn Salary Data into a Real Compensation Package

      Setting reasonable and fair compensation for employees is important whether the organization is a for-profit or nonprofit entity, like a church. But, as CPA Elaine Sommerville notes in Church Compensation, the stakes for nonprofits and churches are much higher.

      “A significant ...

        Hey, Fletch: Is Our Church Website Violating Copyright Law? 
        Streaming music and other activities raise several legal issues.
        Hey, Fletch: Is Our Church Website Violating Copyright Law?

        In this regular column, longtime executive pastor and XPastor.org founder David Fletcher takes on readers’ questions about finances, staffing, communications, and more. Submit your questions using the subject line "Hey, Fletch" to editor@churchlawandtax.com.

        5 Numbers to Watch this Fall 
        5 Numbers to Watch this Fall

        September through November has always been a season of growth at the church I serve. Summer is over and temperatures start dropping, which means people are spending less time on vacation or at the lake and more time showing up to church. The kids have gone back to school, and ...

          Cybersecurity Month: Smart Devices in the Home and Office 
          How some easy steps can prevent your most common devices from becoming a threat.
          Cybersecurity Month: Smart Devices in the Home and Office

          Editor’s Note: A version of this article previously appeared on CapinCrouse’s website. It has been reprinted here with permission.

          October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The national nonprofit accounting and consulting firm CapinCrouse is providing information ...

          Are You Texting Employees on the Road? 
          Your church may be liable if an accident happens.
          Are You Texting Employees on the Road?

          The mere act of sending a text to another person does not create liability, even if the texter knows that the recipient is operating a motor vehicle. People often receive text messages while driving a vehicle, and choose not to read or respond to them. Texter liability arises ...

          Hey, Fletch: Would We Save Money by Outsourcing Our Church’s Cleaning? 
          The cost may seem high, but the in-house expenses may surprise you.
          Hey, Fletch: Would We Save Money by Outsourcing Our Church’s Cleaning?

          In this regular column, longtime executive pastor and XPastor.org founder David Fletcher takes on readers’ questions about finances, staffing, communications, and more. Submit your questions using the subject line "Hey, Fletch" to editor@churchlawandtax.com.

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          Your Guide To Employee Handbooks

          Your Guide To Employee Handbooks Subscriber access only

          If updated regularly, an employee handbook can offer valuable legal protection against civil court claims made by disgruntled staff members.
          Essential Guide to Liabilities and Duties for Church Boards

          Essential Guide to Liabilities and Duties for Church Boards Subscriber access only

          Be aware of ways you can expose yourself to personal legal liability.