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Weekly Lessons, created and written by Richard R. Hammar, J.D., LL.M., CPA, give you a basic legal overview of essential topics based on staff or volunteer positions within a church.

This Week's LessonWeek of July 7

Personal Liability of Board Members - Part 2

Introduction

Our lesson this week examines the topic of Personal Liability of Board Members - Employment Disputes. The Executive Summary provides a concise review of the key points. Before we get started, test your knowledge by completing the following quiz.

A church board votes to terminate a preschool teacher prior to the end of her 1-year term of employment. Do any special legal rules apply to the termination of employees hired for a specified term?

Weekly Quiz

Instructions Click on the correct answer for each of the following questions.

Executive Summary

In most states, employees who are hired for an indefinite period are considered "at will" employees. This means that the employment relationship may be terminated at will by either the employer or employee, with or without cause, and with or without notice. Courts and legislatures have created a number of exceptions to the "at will" employment ...

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