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

The Remote Worker and the FLSA

The Remote Worker and the FLSA Member access only

How churches should handle employee classifications and overtime pay as more people work from home.
Title VII and Church Employment Practices

Title VII and Church Employment Practices Member access only

How the Supreme Court’s interpretation of Title VII’s term “sex” affects church employment.
10 Legal and Tax Developments for Churches and Church Staff

10 Legal and Tax Developments for Churches and Church Staff Member access only

Richard Hammar covers what church leaders should know—and anticipate—for the rest of 2022 and into 2023.
MissouriMissouri

Missouri Federal Court Further Defines “Ministerial Exception” Member access only

Lay principal’s lawsuit alleging sex discrimination not allowed to proceed.
IndianaIndiana

Appeals Court Refused to Dismiss a Former Employee’s Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Member access only

The trial court failed to conduct a “fact-sensitive and claim specific” analysis to determine if the First Amendment bars the former employee’s claims against a Roman Catholic archdiocese.
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.
North CarolinaNorth Carolina

Discrimination Claim Brought Against School that Fired Gay Teacher Allowed to Proceed Member access only

Except for religious discrimination, religious organizations are not exempt from other forms of discrimination prohibited under Title VII.
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?

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