Legal Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
StateTitle Category

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

Workers Compensation

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

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

Volunteer Worker Injured on Church Property Not Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Member access only

Workers Compensation

Churches and Revoking Pension Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Compensation and Benefits; Employment Practices

First Amendment Leaves Room for Employee Lawsuits Member access only


Overtime Pay for Work-Related Smartphone Use Member access only

Compensation; Employment Practices; Fair Labor Standards Acts; Minimum Wage and Overtime Pay

Minimum Wage and Overtime

Compensation; Compensation and Benefits; Overtime Pay

Compensation Dispute Member access only


Breach of Contract and the Ministerial Exception Member access only

Compensation and Benefits; Employment Practices

Clergy Compensation Disputes Member access only

Compensation and Benefits

Church Employee Fired After Raising Objections to Financial Policies Member access only

Compensation; Employment Practices

Former Pastor Sues Church for Breach of Compensation Agreement Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Compensation

Denominational Agency Employee Sues for National Origin Discrimination Member access only

Compensation; Employment Practices

Workers Compensation Benefits

Employment Practices; Workers Compensation

Failing to Report Compensation Member access only

Compensation and Benefits; Income Taxes - Clergy; Payroll Tax Reporting

Pastor An Employee, Court Rules Member access only

Workers Compensation

Workers' Compensation and "Charitable Work Program" Employees Member access only

Workers Compensation

Performance-Based Employee Bonuses Member access only


Medical Insurance Premiums as Taxable Compensation Member access only


Pension Funds and Bankruptcy Member access only

Compensation; Retirement Plans