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Church Law & Tax Report

January/February 2018
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Feature Article

Ten Tax Developments Affecting Churches and Clergy in 2018

Ten Tax Developments Affecting Churches and Clergy in 2018 Member access only

Housing allowance challenge, tax reform top this year’s list of unfolding changes.

Articles

Why Churches Should Invest in Security Cameras

Why Churches Should Invest in Security Cameras Member access only

Five benefits of video surveillance systems, according to the experts.

Best Practices for Installing Security Cameras at Your Church Member access only

How to make the most of surveillance technology.
Liability for Calling Church Employees on Their Cell Phones

Liability for Calling Church Employees on Their Cell Phones Member access only

Family of woman killed in fatal car accident caused by pastor claimed it was due to “negligent distraction.”

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches, with Richard R. Hammar
Indiana
Employment Practices; Judicial Resolution of Church Disputes

Ministerial Exception Prevents Court from Resolving Discrimination Lawsuit Member access only

The court ruled that the "ministerial exception" prevented it from resolving a lawsuit of a former principal at a Catholic high school claiming that the school's failure to renew her employment contract amounted to unlawful sex, age, and disability discrimination.

Q&A

Q&A: How Do We Pay Nonexempt Staff for After-hours Communications?

Q&A: How Do We Pay Nonexempt Staff for After-hours Communications? Member access only

Employers must pay nonexempt employees their regular hourly rate plus overtime for all on-call time.