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Confronting Harassment in the Church
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Confronting Harassment in the Church

Insights on how church leaders can confront harassment and foster the type of healthy culture that honors Christ.
FloridaFlorida

Ex-Employee’s Lawsuit Against Church Fails Under Church Autonomy Doctrine Member access only

Florida appeals court also rejects agency law claim based on the doctrine.
New JerseyNew Jersey

Unmarried Pregnant Employee Can Sue Religious School for Discrimination Member access only

Appeals court says “knowledge or mere observation” of woman’s pregnancy is not a “permissible basis” to fire her under state law.
A Glimpse into the Post-Covid Church

A Glimpse into the Post-Covid Church

How ministry will change with employment, property, operations and more.
Church Employment Issues That Lead to Litigation
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Church Employment Issues That Lead to Litigation

Notable court decisions about common employment disputes.
MarylandMaryland

Employee Can Sue Church-Affiliated Organization for Disability Discrimination Member access only

Case demonstrates how churches may be subject to federal or state laws banning discrimination based on disability.
IRS: Churches with Employer Identification Numbers Must Keep Information Current

IRS: Churches with Employer Identification Numbers Must Keep Information Current

Prompt updates can help avoid unnecessary interest charges and penalties, deter fraudulent activity.
Four Key Employee Issues Unique to Churches—and How to Navigate Them
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Four Key Employee Issues Unique to Churches—and How to Navigate Them

How the ministerial exception, job descriptions, internships, and employee handbooks can make your ministry sink or swim.
Applying the Ministerial Exception to Church Employees
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Applying the Ministerial Exception to Church Employees Member access only

Understanding this key legal doctrine, how it works, and when it matters—or doesn’t—for specific positions.
Developing Strong Job Descriptions for Employees and Volunteers
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Developing Strong Job Descriptions for Employees and Volunteers Member access only

Well-crafted job descriptions are critical to each church’s mission and proper functioning.
Internships: Blessings or Blind Spots?
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Internships: Blessings or Blind Spots? Member access only

Here’s how churches can avoid tripping up on important legal, tax, and risk management issues with interns.
The Importance of a Legally Sound Employee Handbook
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The Importance of a Legally Sound Employee Handbook Member access only

A handbook not only protects the church and its staff—it also helps create a healthy relationship between employer and employee.

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