Church Law & Tax Report

March/April 2015
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Feature Article

Mastering Reference Checks for Churches

Mastering Reference Checks for Churches Member access only

Addressing 15 common questions to reduce ministry vulnerabilities.

Articles

Court Dismisses Atheist Challenge to Filing Exemptions for Churches Member access only

Judge cites federal appeals court’s rejection of housing allowance challenge.

Recent Developments

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

Sexual Abuse Screenings and Liability Member access only

Indiana
Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Failed Shooter Prevention and Fault Member access only

Georgia
Employment Practices

ADA and Church Hiring Member access only

The Risks of Taking Social Security Early Member access only

Is there any way to reverse a previous decision to receive early benefits?

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Understanding Labor Laws

Understanding Labor Laws Member access only

Regulations that pertain to hiring, firing, paying, disciplining, and supervising ministry employees.
20 Finance Questions Churches Ask

20 Finance Questions Churches Ask Member access only

Richard Hammar answers relevant tax and finance questions for church leaders.