Commandments: Law and Religion Blog

A multi-chapter resource explains that a vital aspect of child protection policies and procedures is effective record-keeping. This two-part series recommends practices for effective documentation of child protection matters.

A recent opinion letter from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests that the Ministerial Exception of the First Amendment applies to wage and hour laws. This issue has significant implications for churches and ministries.

A federal court judge ruled that two Colorado churches do not have to comply with COVID-19 capacity limits or force their congregants to wear masks because that would violate the U.S. Constitution.

A recent decision from a federal appellate court explores the boundaries of the First Amendment’s ministerial exception to employment laws, specifically about the type of claims a minister can bring.

The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed down a First Amendment decision that is likely to clarify job descriptions for religious employers and their employees.

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.