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January/February 2009
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Feature Article

Church and Clergy Tax Developments in 2008: 2008 in Review Subscriber access only

46 of the most important tax highlights.


Lead Paint on Church Property Subscriber access only

A risk management checklist.
Recent Developments

Recent Developments

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

Enforcement of Charitable Trusts Subscriber access only

Not all beneficiaries have the right to enforce the terms of a charitable trust.
Employment Practices

FLSA and the Ministerial Exception Subscriber access only

A minister's claims to the minimum wage and overtime wage cannot be resolved by civil courts.
Marriage and Divorce

Minister Sanctioned for Failure to Follow State Marriage Requirements Subscriber access only

Familiarize yourself with state laws regarding marriage.
Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Wills and Legal Formalities Subscriber access only

When drafting a will, consult with an attorney to ensure the document's validity.



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Understanding Labor Laws

Understanding Labor Laws Subscriber access only

Best practices for complying with regulations that pertain to hiring, firing, paying, disciplining, and supervising ministry employees.
Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches

Essential Guide to Copyright Law for Churches Subscriber access only

Richard Hammar explains how to avoid copyright infringement.