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January/February 1993
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Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
New York

New York Bans Workplace Discrimination for Legal Recreational Activities Member access only

Law includes no discrimination against legal tobacco and alcohol users.

Important Payroll Tax Deposit Changes Member access only

New rules require payroll tax deposits on monthly or semiweekly basis.

Minister Can Have Housing Allowance  Member access only

Decision comes after church failed to official designate allowance.

Michigan Court Dismisses Minister's Breach of Contract Suit Member access only

Courts not allowed to get involved in disputes involving ecclesiastical rule.

Law Requiring Certain Number of Catholic Prison Chaplains Upheld Member access only

California law allows for chaplains to be hired based on number of religious inmates.

No Jurisdiction Over Church Facilities for Kansas Human Rights Commission Member access only

Decision reached in dispute over church-operated child care.
Alabama

Baccalaureate Services Permitted at Public High School Member access only

Alabama court rules in favor of church.
Pennsylvania

School Facilities as Open Forums Member access only

Court favors religious group previously denied use of a public school building.

Background Check Required for California Public Recreation Employees  Member access only

Law applies to those in direct contact with minors.
Charitable Contributions

Deductibility of Designated Contributions Member access only

IRS says contributions meant for specific individuals aren't deductible.

Bill Would Require Summary of Government's Financial Health Member access only

Bill will likely be reintroduced next session.

Mother's Religion No Excuse for Child Abuse, Court Rules Member access only

Father awarded custody in court case.

No Extension of Statute of Limitations in Molestation Case Member access only

Court rejects "discovery" argument in decision.

Parochial School Allowed to Deny Renewal of Teacher's Contract Member access only

Massachusetts court sides with school in employment suit.

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Safety On the Road

Safety On the Road  Member access only

Discover the best ways to transport people safely.
Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards Member access only

Covers selection and screening, dispute resolution, terminations, discrimination, and minimum wage.