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September/October 1994
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Recent Developments

Recent Developments

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

Per Diem Rates for Travel Expense Substantiation in 1994 Subscriber access only

New rates have been released by the IRS.
New Jersey
Confidential and Privileged Communications

Letters to Ministers and the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Subscriber access only

When is written communication protected?
Utah
Confidential and Privileged Communications

Mandatory Reporters and the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Subscriber access only

What to do when a confession of child abuse is disclosed confidentially.
Multi State
Counseling

Counseling Session Notes and the Clergy-Penitent Privilege Subscriber access only

Personal notes made my ministers during counseling sessions may be privileged.
Multi State

Age Discrimination Law and Religious Organizations Subscriber access only

Does federal age discrimination law apply to churches and religious schools?
Illinois
Defamation

Defamation of Ministers by Denominational Officials Subscriber access only

Court rules that chancellor's statements were not defamatory.
Illinois
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Woman Slips on Icy Church Stairs Subscriber access only

Court rules that church can be sued for injuries.
Georgia
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Liability for Murders Related to Ministers' Affairs Subscriber access only

A Georgia court dismissed such a case.
Multi State
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Lawsuits by Victims of Child Abuse Subscriber access only

Court rules that man abused as child can sue his former diocese for injuries.
Iowa
Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Unsigned Wills Subscriber access only

What happens when an unsigned will is found after the writer's death?

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Church Property & Administration: Volume 2 of Pastor, Church & Law

Church Property & Administration: Volume 2 of Pastor, Church & Law Subscriber access only

Topics: inspection of records, federal reporting requirements, incorporation, zoning laws, and more.
Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting Laws Subscriber access only

Did you know pastors and other church staff may be required by law to report child abuse and that laws on this vary state by state?