Employment

Hiring, termination, compensation and benefit law, discrimination, privacy, minimum wage, overtime, payday laws, workers’ compensation, worker classification

Can Churches Dismiss an Employee Without Cause?

Can Churches Dismiss an Employee Without Cause? Member access only

Understanding the limitations of "employment at will."
Do We Follow Sound Employment Practices?

Do We Follow Sound Employment Practices?

A 12-question checklist to find out.
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Teachers at a Religious Preschool Not Considered Ministers Member access only

California Appeals Court says the four-factor test for ministerial status in Hosanna-Tabor was not satisfied.
What the CARES Act Means for Churches and Church Staff

What the CARES Act Means for Churches and Church Staff Member access only

How to navigate the government’s $2.2 trillion stimulus plan responding to COVID-19’s economic fallout.
An Overview of the CARES Act for Churches

An Overview of the CARES Act for Churches

Key highlights from the government’s $2.2 trillion stimulus plan responding to COVID-19.
Are Church Employees Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

Are Church Employees Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

Sorting through a complex area of law as churches weigh difficult financial decisions.
How New FMLA Changes Will Affect Churches During the Coronavirus Outbreak

How New FMLA Changes Will Affect Churches During the Coronavirus Outbreak

These temporary provisions affect church leaders throughout 2020.
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Appellate Court: Age Discrimination Claim Against Church May Proceed Member access only

Lower court instructed to evaluate merits of dismissed employee's lawsuit, suggesting possible vulnerability for churches.
Employment Dispute Ruling Reinforces Church Decisions about Hiring and Firing

Employment Dispute Ruling Reinforces Church Decisions about Hiring and Firing Member access only

Seventh Circuit: Churches, not courts, should determine ministerial nature of roles.
Can One Church Warn Another of a Former Employee's Misconduct?

Can One Church Warn Another of a Former Employee's Misconduct? Member access only

A negative employment reference could create civil liability.
How to Investigate a Sexual Harassment Allegation

How to Investigate a Sexual Harassment Allegation Member access only

Seven steps to take when an allegation arises—and when outside help may prove wisest.

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