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2019

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.
Planning and Advocating for Your Church’s Disaster Budget

Planning and Advocating for Your Church’s Disaster Budget Member access only

An intentional process ensures ministry continues for the congregation and the community.
The Top 5 Reasons Churches Went to Court in 2018

The Top 5 Reasons Churches Went to Court in 2018

Child sexual abuse is again the most common reason.
Sample Housing Allowance for Pastors

Sample Housing Allowance for Pastors

Ready-to-use resolution language for church board to set a clergy housing allowance in 2019.
Q&A: Can We Give Additional Income to a Church Employee Who Opts Out of Our Medical Plan?

Q&A: Can We Give Additional Income to a Church Employee Who Opts Out of Our Medical Plan? Member access only

Increasing an employee’s paycheck in lieu of participation may jeopardize your medical insurance plan for all participants.
IRS Official: Expect More Church Audits Regarding ACA Compliance

IRS Official: Expect More Church Audits Regarding ACA Compliance Member access only

Many churches won’t be investigated, but here’s why your church should still verify it is compliant.
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.
How New IRS Reform Affects Taxpayers

How New IRS Reform Affects Taxpayers

Increased penalties, new improvements will affect all tax-filers, including pastors and staff members.
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Essential Guide to Liabilities and Duties for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Liabilities and Duties for Church Boards Member access only

Be aware of ways you can expose yourself to personal legal liability.
Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards

Essential Guide to Employment Issues for Church Boards Member access only

Covers selection and screening, dispute resolution, terminations, discrimination, and minimum wage.