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Church Law & Tax Report

September/October 2015
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Feature Article

Churches, Schools, and the Unvaccinated Movement

Churches, Schools, and the Unvaccinated Movement Member access only

Recent outbreaks remind leaders of the precautions they must take.


The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Member access only

A closer look at the decision's potential effects on churches and clergy.

Recent Developments

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

Social Media and Sexual Offenses Member access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Ladders, Licensees, and Liability Member access only


Benevolence Funds and Money Laundering Member access only

A court affirmed a pastor's conviction for grand theft and money laundering as a result of his use of a church benevolence fund to pay more than $100,000 in personal expenses.
Child Abuse Reporting; Clergy - Removal

The Liability of Knowing but Not Acting Member access only


Q&A: Can Church Employees Waive Overtime Pay?

The FLSA provides a straightforward answer.