Nathan A. Adams IV

Nathan A. Adams IV

Holland & Knight LLP

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Religious Institutions Update: May 2015

Religious institutions commonly keep ministry supporters and members abreast of developments through newsletters, correspondence and other communications. Sometimes, the developments reported are embarrassing to those...more

5/21/2015 - Affordable Care Act Appeals CFOs Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Defamation Establishment Clause False Statements First Amendment Gender Discrimination Religious Freedom Restoration Act Religious Institutions Religious Schools RLUIPA Scholarships Sex Discrimination Sexual Harassment Tax Credits Title VII

Religious Institutions Update - Lex Est Sanctio Sancta

"Church plans" are pension plans (including defined benefit or defined contribution plans) exempt (without an irrevocable election) from many of the legal requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)...more

6/3/2014 - Affordable Care Act Breach of Contract Churches Defined Benefit Plans Defined Contribution Plans Equal Protection ERISA Exemptions FICA Taxes Form 5500 IRS Non-Profits Pensions Prayer Public Meetings Religious Institutions RLUIPA Title VII Unemployment Benefits

Religious Institutions Update: October 2013

The legitimacy of political speech from the pulpit is much debated. Some contend that religious institutions should be silent, because of separation of church and state or the inaccessibility of divine inspiration to...more

10/3/2013 - Affordable Care Act Articles of Incorporation Catholic Church Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Defamation Healthcare Jurisdiction Political Expression Property Tax Religious Institutions RFRA RLUIPA Sexual Abuse

Religious Institutions: June 2013

Do you know a "place of public accommodation" when you see it? Federal, state and sometimes local laws entitle persons to the full and equal employment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages and...more

6/6/2013 - Affordable Care Act Clergy Members Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Discrimination Due Process Establishment Clause Public Accommodation Public Schools Religious Institutions Religious Schools RLUIPA Settlement Subject Matter Jurisdiction Vaccinations

Religious Institutions Update: February 2013

Last February, at the request of Senate Finance Committee member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations was formed to address tax-related policy questions of import...more

2/8/2013 - Child Abuse Closely Held Businesses Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Equal Protection Establishment Clause Federal Funding First Amendment Fourteenth Amendment Free Exercise Free Speech Human Trafficking Local Ordinance Mandatory Reporting Laws Parental Consent Public School Boards Rehabilitation Act Religious Institutions RLUIPA

Religious Institutions Update: January 2013

In 2000, Congress enacted the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. §2000cc et seq. (RLUIPA), in recognition that "new, small, or unfamiliar churches in particular, are frequently discriminated...more

1/4/2013 - Boy Scouts Churches Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Discrimination Divorce Equal Protection Establishment Clause Exemptions Permits Religion Religious Discrimination Religious Institutions RLUIPA Trademarks

Religious Institutions: October 2012 Update

Most secular and religious corporations have adopted electronic communication policies which state that employees have no privacy interest in their emails and Internet usage. Typically, the policies indicate that the...more

10/5/2012 - Catholic Diocese ECPA Establishment Clause Religious Institutions Respondeat Superior RLUIPA Sexual Abuse

Religious Institutions: August 2012 Update

In the 1990s, plaintiffs brought clergy malpractice and professional negligence claims against ministers, churches and denominations. The claims required allegations that a clergy member failed to exercise the standard of...more

8/16/2012 - Establishment Clause Fiduciary Duty Religious Institutions RFRA RLUIPA

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