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Encouraging Estate Gifts in Your Church

Encouraging Estate Gifts in Your Church Subscriber access only

Ways to effectively—and legally—promote this form of giving.
Creating Sexual Harassment Policies for Church Workplaces

Creating Sexual Harassment Policies for Church Workplaces Subscriber access only

The growing numbers of allegations highlight the need for appropriate responses.
Law Topics
  • Board & Governance
    Administration, denominations, boards, polity, mandatory policies
  • Clergy
    Key rights and potential liabilities for ordained religious leaders; counseling, penitent privilege
  • Employment
    Hiring, termination, compensation and benefit law, discrimination, privacy, minimum wage, overtime, payday laws, workers’ compensation, worker classification
  • Property
    Zoning, building codes, ownership, copyright, intellectual property
  • Religious Freedom
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Record Keeping

Record Keeping  Subscriber access only

Learn best practices for protecting confidential documents.
Setting a Pastor's Pay

Setting a Pastor's Pay Subscriber access only

Richard Hammar explains legal and tax matters for planning the pastors compensation.