Religious Beliefs and Speech

Federal and state laws prohibit specific types of employment screening, but how do these laws apply for religious organizations, and are there exceptions?

A white paper by Jessica Ross, Esq. about ministerial exception and how it can benefit your religious organization.

A white paper by Theresa Lynn Sidebotham, Esq. regarding how to best protect children in your ministry from the risk of abuse.

A white paper by Theresa Lynn Sidebotham, Esq. and Hugh Jones, Esq., Charity Counsel, about religious organizations and their various religion-based exemptions and defense.

A white paper by Theresa Lynn Sidebotham, Esq. and Jessica Ross, Esq. which discusses the employee hiring process and how to protect your organization from the risk of liability.

A white paper by Theresa Lynn Sidebotham, Esq. about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and how it impacts religious organizations.

A white paper by Theresa Lynn Sidebotham, Esq., which includes an employment self-assessment checklist to help your religious organization.

The annual report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom is an excellent source to examine religious freedom violations abroad, and provides policy recommendations to lawmakers.

Employees have a right to communications that advance their mutual workplace interests. To what extent are internet communications included in those rights?

Non-Disclosure Agreements protect confidential information and govern its use. Here are some important things to consider when entering into an NDA.