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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.
Seven Steps for Creating an Effective Sexual Harassment Policy

Seven Steps for Creating an Effective Sexual Harassment Policy Member access only

A carefully crafted policy not only can provide protection for all involved, but also can serve as a deterrent.
Requirements for Hiring Foreign Nationals at Your Church

Requirements for Hiring Foreign Nationals at Your Church Member access only

From eligibility to site visits to records, recent headlines reiterate the need for compliance
Employee Lawsuits Against Churches Are on the Rise

Employee Lawsuits Against Churches Are on the Rise Member access only

Why you need to consider employment practices liability insurance.
Are Criminal Background Checks Legally Required for Youth Ministry Workers?

Are Criminal Background Checks Legally Required for Youth Ministry Workers? Member access only

A historic recent case helps answer this question.
Why Hiring Ex-Offenders Should Be a Priority for Churches

Why Hiring Ex-Offenders Should Be a Priority for Churches Member access only

How churches can prioritize support and employment for those leaving prison—while still considering the risks.
What Church Employees Need to Know About Negotiating Compensation

What Church Employees Need to Know About Negotiating Compensation

Why you shouldn’t be afraid to talk about money in ministry settings.
When Are Church Employment Practices Subject to the ADA?

When Are Church Employment Practices Subject to the ADA? Member access only

Understanding the church’s employer duties and avoiding potential landmines.
Workers' Compensation: Who Is—and Isn't—Covered?

Workers' Compensation: Who Is—and Isn't—Covered? Member access only

A look at how churches should weigh costs and coverages.

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