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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
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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
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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?
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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.
The Importance of a Legally Sound Employee Handbook
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The Importance of a Legally Sound Employee Handbook Member access only

A handbook not only protects the church and its staff—it also helps create a healthy relationship between employer and employee.
OhioOhio

Sexual Harassment Claim by a Minister Dismissed for Lack of Proof Member access only

But federal court also says “ministerial exception” was not an available defense to hostile environment allegation.
The Top 10 Articles on Church Law & Tax in 2020

The Top 10 Articles on Church Law & Tax in 2020

Here’s what interested church leaders the most this past year.
How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in Your Church
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How to Prevent Sexual Harassment in Your Church

New research confirms it does happen in ministry and the trend isn't changing.
Q&A: What’s the Best Way to Cut Our Budget as We Weather the Effects of the Pandemic?

Q&A: What’s the Best Way to Cut Our Budget as We Weather the Effects of the Pandemic?

Real financial change takes place when you conduct a mission-based impact assessment.
MissouriMissouri

Christian College Not Liable for Sexual Misconduct of Former Student Hired by a Church Member access only

Churches should be aware that states are divided on liability based on recommendations related to hiring.

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