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CA Supreme Court Decides How to Pay Overtime on Flat-Sum Bonus

For employers who give their employees flat-sum bonuses, the California Supreme Court recently clarified exactly how to calculate overtime pay for those workers. In California, overtime pay is based on the employee’s “regular rate of pay” – a rate that may not solely consist of an employee’s normal hourly wage, as it must include almost […]

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Supreme Court Upholds ERISA Exemption for Church-Affiliated Pension Plans

The U.S. Supreme Court, in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, SCt., June 5, 2017, has held the position that a defined benefit plan maintained by a principal-purpose organization, controlled by or associated with a church for the administration or funding of a plan for the church’s employees, qualifies as a “church plan,” regardless of […]

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Supreme Court Allows State Funding in Church Playground Case

The United States Supreme Court ruled in late June that states cannot exclude religious organizations when distributing grant funding for state programs where the money is for a nonreligious purpose. In a 7-2 ruling, the court sided with Trinity Lutheran Church in the case challenging Missouri’s decision to bar it from receiving funds in a […]

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SUPREME COURT DECISION ON GAY MARRIAGE – Resources

Helpful Information, Thoughts, and Resources Related to the Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage. 1.  http://careynieuwhof.com/2015/06/some-advice-on-same-sex-marriage-for-us-church-leaders-from-a-canadian/ 2.  http://onenewsnow.com/culture/2015/06/30/attorneys-attacks-on-people-of-faith-to-increase 3.  http://www.pacificjustice.org/language-for-bylaws-and-model-marriage-policy.html 4.  http://www.churchlawandtax.com/blog/2015/june/marriage-ruling-creates-uncertainty-churches-clergy.html?utm_source=yourchurch-html&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_term=8811793&utm_content=365930425&utm_campaign=2013 5.  http://afa.net/the-stand/government/can-a-president-defy-an-unconstitutional-supreme-court-ruling/ 6.  http://www.ecfa.org/Content/If-the-Supreme-Court-Favors-Same-Sex-Marriage-Will-Religious-Organizations-Forfeit-Tax-Exemption 7.  http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jun/26/news/la-pn-doma-supreme-court-ruling-20130626 8.  http://www.pacificjustice.org/press-releases/pji-comment-on-todays-marriage-ruling 9.  http://www.christianlegalsociety.org/church-guidance-webinar

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