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Recent Developments

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Court Can’t Weigh in Over Church Bylaws Dispute Subscriber access only

Church Business Meetings

Church Not Obligated to Return Undesignated Contributions Subscriber access only

Charitable Contributions

Church Forced to Pay Taxes for Converted Building Due to Assessment Date Subscriber access only

Taxation - Church Property

IRS Wins Ruling Against Church for Misclassifying Employees Subscriber access only

Appeals Court Barred by First Amendment for Minister’s Terminated Retirement Benefits Subscriber access only

Retirement Plans

Church Not Responsible for Pedestrian Accident Near Premises Subscriber access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

'Ecclesiastical Abstention' Fails to Prevent School Employee's Discrimination Lawsuit Subscriber access only

Employment Practices

Episcopal Diocese Wins Property Case in Breakaway Parish Movement Subscriber access only

Church Property

Workers' Compensation Sole Remedy for Sexually Assaulted Employee Subscriber access only

Workers Compensation

Property Tax Exemption Does Not Apply to Municipal Special Assessment Subscriber access only

Taxation - Church Property

Member Injured in Tug of War Assumed Risk of "Common" Consequences Subscriber access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Institution Has Duty to Protect Others from Foreseeable Violence Subscriber access only

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities

Murder Suspect's Statements to Church Employee Not Privileged Subscriber access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications

Michigan Court Barred by Ecclesiastical Abstention in Employment Case Subscriber access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Court Rules Workers’ Compensation Insurance Is Exclusive Benefit for Job-Related Injuries

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities; Workers Compensation

Statute of Limitations Bars Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Court Rules School Is Not Responsible for Student’s Suicide

Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities; Schools

Church’s Failure to Follow Bylaws Nullifies Key Appointments and Resignations

Officers, Directors, and Trustees

Court Addresses Multiple Claims from Pastor, But ‘Ministerial Exception’ Doctrine Bars a Resolution to Age Discrimination Charge

Employment Practices

First Amendment Religion Clauses Prohibit Court from Resolving Confidential Communications Claim

Confidential and Privileged Communications
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Charitable Contributions Bulletin Inserts

Charitable Contributions Bulletin Inserts Subscriber access only

Help your members give more by answering their charitable giving and tax law questions.
Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff

Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff Subscriber access only

This training download addresses key aspects of compensation planning for church employees.