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Recent Developments

Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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‘Ministerial Exception’ Prevents Court from Resolving Dismissed Minister’s Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Subscriber access only

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

Court Rules Marriages Performed in Foreign Country Valid in Maryland Subscriber access only


Church's Rights to Build Larger Facility Violated by County Subscriber access only

Church Property

Former Organist Sues Church Subscriber access only

Clergy - Removal; Employment Practices

Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Employees Subscriber access only

Employment Practices

Recent Developments in Church Property Rulings Subscriber access only

Recent Developments in Maryland Regarding Church Elections Subscriber access only

Churches as Historic Landmarks Subscriber access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Man Sues Diocese and Two Priests Over Abuse Subscriber access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Former Candidate for Priesthood Sues for Defamation Subscriber access only

Defamation; Freedom of Religion

"Repression" and the Statute of Limitations Subscriber access only

Who Controls the Property of a Disaffiliated Church? Subscriber access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Arbitration of Church Disputes Subscriber access only


Failure to Pay Property Taxes Subscriber access only

Church Property

Construction Projects - Part 2 Subscriber access only

Personal Injuries - Part 4 Subscriber access only

Defamation; Invasion of Privacy; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Freedom of Religion - Part 2 Subscriber access only

Freedom of Religion

Receive a customized salary report for up to 18 different ministry positions. Learn how your church should compensate based on size, budget, location, and employee work experience.

Your Guide To Employee Handbooks

Your Guide To Employee Handbooks Subscriber access only

If updated regularly, an employee handbook can offer valuable legal protection against civil court claims made by disgruntled staff members.
Understanding Labor Laws

Understanding Labor Laws Subscriber access only

Best practices for complying with regulations that pertain to hiring, firing, paying, disciplining, and supervising ministry employees.