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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.
New YorkNew York

Pastor Left Without Retirement Benefits Sues Church Member access only

The church had no obligation to withhold the minister’s Social Security and Medicare taxes, says court.
MichiganMichigan

Youth Pastor Sentenced to Up to 12 Years for Secretly Video Recording Four Girls Member access only

Appeals court: consecutive sentencing was reasonable and didn’t “improperly rely on religious grounds.”
How Churches May Benefit from COVID-19 Relief’s Employee Retention Credit

How Churches May Benefit from COVID-19 Relief’s Employee Retention Credit

If certain criteria are met, congregations, nonprofits, and schools are potentially eligible to receive thousands of dollars.
Church Mergers: When, Why, and How
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Church Mergers: When, Why, and How

From consideration to final steps, let the experts guide you each step of the way.
Religious Freedom Protection Expanded in South Dakota and Montana

Religious Freedom Protection Expanded in South Dakota and Montana

Twenty-three states now require their governments to meet higher standards whenever they “substantially burden” religious exercise.
North CarolinaNorth Carolina

Former Youth Leader Convicted for Attempting to Engage Minors in Sexting Member access only

Churches should be alert to the grooming behaviors that can lead to sexual abuse.
Key Tax Dates May 2021

Key Tax Dates May 2021

Along with monthly and semiweekly requirements, note quarterly filing, individual tax returns and contributions, and forms pertinent to your church or ministry.