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2020 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

2020 Church & Clergy Tax Guide

Find comprehensive help understanding United States tax laws as they relate to pastors and churches.
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Disciplining Employees

Can we suspend an employee's pay for disciplinary action?
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Disciplining Church Employees Member access only

My executive pastor is attempting to add more requirements to the employee discipline agreement I signed. What can I do?
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Woman Sues Pastor for Divulging Confidential Information Member access only

Court rules that the First Amendment prevents it from resolving case.
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The Discipline of Nonmembers Member access only

A Michigan court issues an important ruling-Smith v. Calvary Christian Church, 1998 WL 842259 (Mich. App. 1998) [Invasion of Privacy, Church Members,The Establishment Clause]
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Recent Developments in Florida Regarding Clergy Removal Member access only

A Florida court ruled that a church board properly removed a pastor without a congregational vote.
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Recent Developments in Georgia Regarding Clergy Removal Member access only

A Georgia court ruled that the first amendment guaranty of religious freedom prevented it from resolving a lawsuit brought by a minister challenging the legality of his removal by his church.
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Recent Developments in Iowa Regarding Sexual Misconduct by Clergy and Church Workers Member access only

A federal court in Iowa ruled that a woman who had been seduced by a priest could not sue her church and diocese for violating the federal Violence Against Women Act.
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Church Preschool Sued for Spanking Incident  Member access only

Be careful to supervise employees who work with small children.
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Informing Church Members of Disciplinary Action Member access only

Court refuses to resolve expelled member's defamation claim.
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Discipline of Church Members Member access only

When conduct is in violation of standards
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Recent Developments in Federal Court Regarding Employment Practices Member access only

A federal court ruled that a church-affiliated private school could be sued by a former employee who had been dismissed for extramarital sexual relations.
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Child Abuse Member access only

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Clergy - Part 2 Member access only

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Child Abuse Member access only

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Discipline of Church Members Member access only

Churches' membership decisions are protected by the First Amendment.
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Can a Church Dismiss Members Who Sue the Church? Member access only

An Ohio court recently ruled on this issue.
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Former Church Member Challenges Dismissal Member access only

Civil courts cannot resolve such cases.
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Discipline of Ministers Member access only

Courts cannot intervene in ecclesiastical matters.
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Expulsion at Faith Based Schools Member access only

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Removing a Church Board Member

What to do when someone must be removed from office.
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