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Protecting Your Church from Lawsuits

Protecting Your Church from Lawsuits Member access only

Attorney Sally Wagenmaker offers insights on legal risks and liabilities associated with ministry in an interview with Matt Branaugh.
When Is It Wise to Pay for Legal Counsel?

When Is It Wise to Pay for Legal Counsel? Member access only

Attorney Sally Wagenmaker offers guidelines on when to consider paid professionals in an interview with Matthew Branaugh.
New Email Scam Targets Payroll

New Email Scam Targets Payroll

Churches should verify that requests for bank account changes are legitimate.

Is Your Church Paying Fair Salaries?

Attracting and keeping quality employees while practicing good stewardship.
The Newest Technology Isn’t Always the Best Technology

The Newest Technology Isn’t Always the Best Technology

Before your next tech purchase, use these three tips.

Appellate Court: Age Discrimination Claim Against Church May Proceed Member access only

Lower court instructed to evaluate merits of dismissed employee's lawsuit, suggesting possible vulnerability for churches.

Victim May Sue Religious School and Its Leaders for Failing to Report Abuse, Court Says

A negligence claim can proceed on evidence that religious leaders failed to follow state reporting laws.
Q&A: The Ins and Outs of Form 941

Q&A: The Ins and Outs of Form 941 Member access only

Is a church with only one employee who is a minister required to file this form?
Shining a Light on How Churches Spend Money

Shining a Light on How Churches Spend Money

New survey results provide insights on budget trends and decisions nationwide.