Church Law & Tax Report

July/August 2008
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Articles

Disclosing a Child Abuse Reporter's Identity Member access only

Can the state reveal reporting sources?

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
New York
Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Woman Barred from Suing After Five-Year Sexual Relationship Member access only

A New York state law prevented the woman from suing the synagogue leader.
Connecticut
Employment Practices

Church Employee Fired After Raising Objections to Financial Policies Member access only

Court rules that woman can sue church for violation of public policy and emotional distress.
Indiana
Compensation

Former Pastor Sues Church for Breach of Compensation Agreement Member access only

Have all important documents reviewed by legal counsel.
Tennessee
Defamation

Defamation: Statements of Opinion Member access only

Statements of opinion are generally not considered defamatory.
Pennsylvania
Employment Practices

Denominational Agency Employee Sues for National Origin Discrimination Member access only

Employers generally cannot be sued for discrimination based on isolated comments.
New York
Zoning

Church's Application for Special Use Permit Denied Member access only

City refuses to allow a church to move into an area zoned for industrial use.

Can Church Members Vote to Suspend Bylaws at a Business Meeting? Member access only

Ten reasons why this isn't usually permissible.

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Managing Church Facility Use

Managing Church Facility Use Member access only

Find insights to equip your church to host members and strangers.
Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff

Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff Member access only

This training download addresses key aspects of compensation planning for church employees.