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Church Law & Tax Report

November/December 2013
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Feature Article

Stopping a Shooter

Stopping a Shooter Member access only

How church leaders can work to prevent a violent incident—or respond if one occurs.


Developing an Emergency Operations Plan

Developing an Emergency Operations Plan Member access only

Steps FEMA says churches should take now—before a crisis unfolds.

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Denominations - Legal Liability; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Boy Scouts Had Legal Duty to Disclose Molestation Member access only

Its failure to do so could expose liability for individual acts of molestation.
Employment Practices; Sexual Harassment

Church Sued for Supervisor's Sexual Harassment Member access only

Court in Oklahoma ruled that plaintiff was treated wrongfully by the church.
Income Taxes - Clergy

Synagogue Not Liable for Thousands of Dollars in Penalties Member access only

Court ruled rabbi in question wasn't an employee of the synagogue.