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Recent Developments

Issues that affect ministers and churches
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Court Barred from Ruling on Suit Brought by Former Church Members Member access only

Church Membership

Decision Reinforces When Courts Can—or Can't—Resolve Church Bylaws Disputes Member access only

Church Business Meetings

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

Clergy - Discipline and Removal

North Carolina Appeals Court Ruling Shows Limits of Negligent Selection and Negligent Supervision Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Pastors Can Be Subject to Criminal Penalties for Not Complying with Legal Requirements for Valid Marriage under State Law Member access only

Marriage

Embezzlement Without Internal Controls Member access only

Embezzlement

Church Not Responsible for Rape of Teenage Girl by Camp Worker Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Personal Injuries on Church Property or During Church Activities; Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church Responsible for Payroll Taxes Member access only

Payroll Tax Reporting

Compensation Dispute Member access only

Compensation

Church Held Liable for Pastor's Abuse of Minors  Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers

Church's Insurance Policy Prevents Coverage  Member access only

Insurance

The Ministerial Exception and Racial Discrimination Member access only

Clergy - Removal; Employment Practices

Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment Member access only

Employment Practices

Sexual Harassment Suit Proceeds Against Local Church, but Not Denomination Member access only

Denominations - Legal Liability; Employment Practices; Sexual Harassment

Church Members Sue for Breach of Fiduciary Duties Member access only

Officers, Directors, and Trustees

Clergy-Penitent Privilege in Court Cases Member access only

Confidential and Privileged Communications; Criminal Liability

Recent Developments in North Carolina Regarding Sexual Harassment Member access only

Definition of "Church" for Zoning Purposes Member access only

Church Property; Zoning

Disaffiliated Local Church Allowed to Retain Property Member access only

Church Property; Church Property Disputes

Minister Receives Two Life Sentences Member access only

Sexual Misconduct by Clergy, Lay Employees, and Volunteers
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Safe Hiring Practices for Ministries

Safe Hiring Practices for Ministries  Member access only

Essential items to consider before you bring new clergy or staff on board.
Charitable Contributions Bulletin Inserts

Charitable Contributions Bulletin Inserts Member access only

Help your members give more by answering their charitable giving and tax law questions.