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January/February 1992
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Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Illinois
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Church Responsibility for Minor's Injuries during Church Activities Subscriber access only

Churches may be liable for injuries sustained at events they sponsor.
Massachusetts
Freedom of Religion

Churches' Interiors as Landmarks Subscriber access only

Designation as a historical landmark may violate a church's rights.
Indiana

Employee References and Defamation Subscriber access only

Can an employer be sued for defamation over a negative reference?
Massachusetts

Medical Procedures and Freedom of Religion Subscriber access only

Court rules that child must undergo medical procedure in violation of parents' religious beliefs.
New York
Contracts

Church Sues Architect over Fire Subscriber access only

What are a church's rights when construction goes wrong?
New York
Schools

Unemployment Benefits and Religious Employees Subscriber access only

Religious employees are exempt from unemployment benefits in some states.
Indiana
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Members' Lawsuits Against Unincorporated Organizations Subscriber access only

Can an unincorporated organization be sued by one of its members?

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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.
Managing Church Facility Use

Managing Church Facility Use  Subscriber access only

Find insights to equip your church to host members and strangers.