Commandments: Law and Religion Blog
In this post, we discuss a recent United States Supreme Court decision that may have a significant impact on employers, particularly on religious organizations.
A recent case from Montana demonstrates the complicated interaction of mandatory reporting laws and child protection with the clergy privilege.
As the state begins to reopen, what do churches in Colorado need to do to ensure that they will be ready to hold legal in-person church services during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Can churches accept government funding and still maintain their religious liberty? The short answer is “yes.” This post will discuss the law, concerns, and give guidance on how to apply.
In a guest article by Derek Schroeder of Schroeder Law, he gives a brief overview of the federal immigration laws applying to religious organizations. This includes dealing with the alphabet of Visas, prohibitions, and requirements found in the Immigration and Nationality Act and its attendant regulations.
To curb the spread of the COVID-19, many states have banned large gatherings. What does this mean for churches? Can the government force churches to cancel services? What are the legal consequences if churches refuse?
The EEOC abandoned its policy disfavoring mandatory arbitration for employment disputes. The new policy is now consistent with current case law. This post addresses what employers need to know.
In a guest post by Scott Brawner, he discusses how pandemics are tough on the decision-making process for organization leadership teams. This is, in part, because organizations are dealing with issues and concerns of safety vs. security. While threats to security can arise from safety incidents like pandemics, the key concerns of a pandemic are rooted in issues of safety.
We'd like to share a guest quiz by Christianity Today's "Church Law & Tax" weekly update. By filling it out, you can help them to more directly gauge the occurrence of sexual harassment in churches and ministries. Responses will be kept strictly confidential, and participants will receive a free download resource in exchange for their time spent assisting us.
Church security is more important than ever. Here are some practical steps to take and legal issues to consider in planning for security at your church, as well as philosophical approaches.