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Pastoral Seperation Guidelines

From time to time it becomes necessary for a church to part ways with a pastor or other senior leaders. We have come up with some guidelines to follow if this scenario arises.

Written by Church Law Group  |  Category: Main Articles, General

Massachusetts Government Can Force Transgender Bathroom Policies On Churches, Guidance Says

Under a Massachusetts civil rights agency’s interpretation of new anti-discrimination law, churches can be forced to let biological males .....

Written by Church Law Group  |  Category: Main Articles, Children's Ministry, Church Security

Case Update – Minister’s Housing Exclusion Challenge

There has been an important development this month in the most recent court challenge to the minister’s housing exclusion brought ...

Written by Church Law Group  |  Category: Main Articles, Executive Compensation, General, Tax-Exemption

California Christian Schools and Religious Liberty?

Two troubling episodes from California about the state of Christian higher education and religious liberty in the LoveWins™ era.

First, Robert Oscar Lopez, a Cal State Northridge English professor who is gay but chaste Christian, resigned his tenured position after...

Written by Church Law Group  |  Category: Main Articles, Church Employment, General

New Overtime Regulations

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its anticipated final rule to the Federal Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime regulations on salary thresholds for exempting white collar workers subject to the duties test (executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employees) and highly compensated employees (“HCE”). The new rule more than doubles the salary level....

Written by Church Law Group  |  Category: Main Articles, Church Employment, Executive Compensation, General, Tax-Exemption

Federal food stamp fraud charges could topple Warren Jeffs polygamous Utah sect

Warren Jeffs, the leader of the polygamist sect on the Utah-Arizona border, is currently serving a life sentence for child rape. The self-described “prophet” is...

Written by Church Law Group  |  Category: Main Articles, General, Tax-Exemption

IRS announces update in procedures relating to Employment Tax Examinations of Churches

The IRS recently announced that IRS 7611 procedures apply to employment tax inquiries. Section 7611 sets forth detailed procedures that must be followed and special limitations on how the IRS.

Written by Church Law Group  |  Category: Church Employment, General, Governance, Tax-Exemption

Internal Revenue Service Withdraws Proposed Gift Substantiation Regulations

In response to significant public concern about the IRS collecting and maintaining taxpayer identification numbers of donors, the IRS has withdrawn its proposed regulations

Written by Church Law Group  |  Category: Main Articles, General, Tax-Exemption

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