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Tax Court Rejects Pastor's Attempt to Avoid Taxes Through Vow of Poverty, Salary Renunciation Member access only

Compensation and Benefits; Income Taxes - Clergy

Religious Corporation's Attempt to Block IRS Summons Rejected by Federal District Court Member access only

Church Records; Compensation and Benefits; Excess Benefit Transactions

Court Willing to Resolve Pastor’s Lawsuit Against Church for Compensation Dispute Member access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal; Compensation and Benefits

Tax Court rules 'Love Gifts' to Pastor Represent Taxable Compensation Member access only

Compensation and Benefits; Income Taxes - Clergy

Churches and Revoking Pension Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Compensation and Benefits; Employment Practices

Exemption of Unemployment Services in the Employ of a Church Doesn't Violate First Amendment Member access only

Compensation and Benefits; First Amendment

First Amendment Leaves Room for Employee Lawsuits Member access only

Compensation and Benefits

Pennsylvania Teacher Granted Unemployment Member access only

Compensation and Benefits; Schools

Overtime Pay for Work-Related Smartphone Use Member access only

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

Application of the FLSA Minimum Wage and Overtime Requirements to a Church Employee

Compensation and Benefits; Overtime Pay

Compensation Dispute Member access only

Compensation and Benefits

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 and Benefits; Employment Practices

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

Clergy - Removal; Compensation and Benefits

Denominational Agency Employee Sues for National Origin Discrimination Member access only

Compensation and Benefits; Employment Practices

Failing to Report Compensation Member access only

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

Performance-Based Employee Bonuses Member access only

Compensation and Benefits

Medical Insurance Premiums as Taxable Compensation Member access only

Compensation and Benefits

Pension Funds and Bankruptcy Member access only

Compensation and Benefits; Retirement Plans