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PennsylvaniaPennsylvania

Priest Claimed Defamatory and False Statements Led to His Dismissal Member access only

But a court ruled the ministerial exemption barred it from resolving the priest’s claim.
Answering Listeners’ Questions About Legal Issues

Answering Listeners’ Questions About Legal Issues

Tackling board member liability, religious worker visas, childcare policies for home Bible studies, compensation-setting practices, and more!
North CarolinaNorth Carolina

In a Battle of Bylaws, Court’s Intervention with Pastor’s Firing Found Proper Member access only

Appellate court says church dispute didn't involve doctrine, meaning lower court's decision could stand.
FederalFederal

Court Barred by “Ministerial Exception” from Deciding a Gay Pastor’s Discrimination Lawsuit Member access only

But the case illustrates the potential for a church being liable for sexual harassment or creating a hostile workplace.
OhioOhio

Court Allows Pastor’s Wrongful Dismissal Lawsuit to Proceed Member access only

What church leaders should note about this surprising decision by a federal court in Ohio.
How To Ensure a Smooth Succession, with Guest Bishop Ralph Dennis

How To Ensure a Smooth Succession, with Guest Bishop Ralph Dennis

A plan can make all the difference, so why are leaders hesitant to create one?
IndianaIndiana

Employee in Same-Sex Civil Union Sues Religious School Member access only

The “church autonomy doctrine” did not bar the plaintiff’s claims of discrimination, says court.
MassachusettsMassachusetts

A Teacher Was Not Barred from Suing a Christian College for Discrimination Member access only

The school could not use the “ministerial exception” as a defense against the suit, says Massachusetts court.
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
Part 1 of 4

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
Part 2 of 4

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?
Part 3 of 4

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.

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