Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
Church Membership

Churchgoer’s Criminal Stalking Conviction Vacated Due to Free Speech Concerns Member access only

Man’s social media posts about a church employee retained First Amendment protections, court says.
October 2019
Judicial Resolution of Church Disputes

Appellate Court: Age Discrimination Claim Against Church May Proceed Member access only

Lower court instructed to evaluate merits of dismissed employee's lawsuit, suggesting possible vulnerability for churches.
September 2019
Child Abuse Reporting

Victim May Sue Religious School and Its Leaders for Failing to Report Abuse, Court Says

A negligence claim can proceed on evidence that religious leaders failed to follow state reporting laws.
September 2019
Embezzlement

Church Leader Caught in Embezzlement Scheme Goes to Prison Member access only

Lax internal controls can leave any congregation wide open to theft and scandal.
August 2019
Church Membership - Discipline and Removal

Dealing with Disruptive Individuals During Church Member access only

While one court says a restraining order isn’t permissible, other courts are divided on this issue.
August 2019

ChurchSalary

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Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards Member access only

Covers selection and screening, dispute resolution, terminations, discrimination, and minimum wage.
Creating a Disaster Preparation and Response Plan

Creating a Disaster Preparation and Response Plan Member access only

Learn the steps you can take now so you are ready to respond if a crisis unfolds.