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Federal Judges Halt Expanded Exemption From ACA Contraceptive Mandate

In back-to-back decisions, two federal district court judges have blocked implementation of a Trump administration rule that would exempt more employers from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

U.S. Labor Department Says Religious Community Members Are Not Employees

Nonprofit entities often question the dividing line between volunteer work and work considered compensable employment. On December 21, the federal Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division issued an opinion letter...more

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Clifton, NJ Pays $2.5 Million to Settle RLUIPA Dispute

Clifton, New Jersey has agreed to pay a Jewish congregation $2.5 million and will allow it to construct a synagogue. Congregation Shomrei Torah/Tiferes Boruch asked for permission to build a synagogue 11 years ago. The...more

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The Child Victim Act: Latest Developments As the Legislature Convenes

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Democrats now control both houses of the New York Legislature as well as the Governor’s office. A host of legislation may be in the offing. One expected piece of legislation will be passage of the Child...more

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Department of Labor Applies Ministerial Exception Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an opinion letter, FLSA2018-29, on December 21, 2018, concluding that members of a religious organization were not subject to the Fair Labor...more

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Religious Institutions Update: January 2019 - Lex Est Sanctio Sancta

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Courts continue to grapple with the scope and meaning of the ministerial exception doctrine. In Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church & Sch. v. EEOC, 565 U.S. 171 (2012), the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed that a...more

Robinson+Cole RLUIPA Defense

Coconut Creek, Florida Amends Zoning Code Following DOJ’s RLUIPA Investigation

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Recently, the Department of Justice reported that it has closed its investigation into whether the City of Coconut Creek’s zoning code violated RLUIPA’s equal terms provision by treating secular assembly uses better than...more

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Islamic Community Center Denied Variance Needed to Operate Mosque; Files Lawsuit Against Michigan City

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Earlier this month, an Islamic community center filed suit against the City of Troy, Michigan (“City”) after the City denied the group’s application for a variance needed to operate a mosque at the property it owns in the...more

LeClairRyan

Is Religious Freedom On A Collision Course With Newly Gained Civil Rights?

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Since the United States Supreme Court issued Obergefell in 2015, there have been dark predictions that religious freedom and other, more recently gained, civil rights protections are on a collision course. Recent developments...more

Robinson+Cole RLUIPA Defense

As-Applied Challenge to Chicago Parking Standard Survives Motion to Dismiss

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“When is this Church like that Library?” The District Court for the Northern District of Illinois considered this question in its review of the City of Chicago’s motion to dismiss a RLUIPA equal terms claim brought against...more

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Religion and The Workplace (Presentation)

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Please see full Presentation below for more information on Religion and The Workplace. ...more

Dentons

Dismissed for remarrying: Religious discrimination at work

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In the recent case of IR v. JQ, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has held that the dismissal of a Catholic employee because he did not act in accordance with the religious ethos of his employer could...more

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OFCCP Updates in the Fall 2018 Regulatory Agenda

On October 17, 2018, the Trump administration issued its Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which reports on actions administrative agencies plan to issue within the next year. The Department of...more

Robinson+Cole RLUIPA Defense

Coffee Shop Church’s Claims Survive Motion to Dismiss, City Amends Code to Permit Use

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A federal court in Maryland has denied the City of Laurel, Maryland’s (“City”) motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Redemption Community Church (“Church”). ...more

Payne & Fears

Key California Employment Law Cases: September 2018

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This month's key California employment law cases are from the California Court of Appeals and The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Sumner v. Simpson Univ., No. C077302, 2018 WL 4579765 (Cal. Ct. App. Sept. 25, 2018)...more

Robinson+Cole RLUIPA Defense

Hand of Hope RLUIPA Claims Survive Summary Judgment

Hand of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center (“Hand of Hope”) is a non-profit in Raleigh, North Carolina with the mission to “affirm the value of life from conception by compassionately sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ[.]” ...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Religious Institutions Update: September 2018 - Lex Est Sanctio Sancta

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Key Cases - Establishment Challenge to Presidential Proclamation Subject to Rational Basis Review - In Trump v. Hawaii, 138 S.Ct. 2392 (2018), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the lowest level of constitutional...more

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Sixth Circuit Creates New RLUIPA Equal Terms Test Based On “Legitimate Zoning Criteria”

Earlier this week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a decision in Tree of Life Christian Schools v. City of Upper Arlington concerning a religious school’s RLUIPA equal terms challenge. ...more

Flaster Greenberg PC

The Department of Labor Goes to Church – Tips for Employers with Charitable Components

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit sided with a church operating the Lord’s Buffet and against the Department of Labor (“DOL”) in a case testing the reach of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In Acosta v....more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

DOL Endorses Volunteer Treatment of Certification Exam Graders

DOL Opinion Letter confirms that volunteer status not jeopardized by nonprofit payment of expenses. Department of Labor Opinion Letter endorses non-employee classification of member volunteers at nonprofit, without...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

The New Principal (Purpose Organization) Question in the Ongoing Church Plan Litigation: Does the Committee “Maintain” the Plan? -...

Last year, in Advocate Health Care Network v. Stapleton, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that a special type of “church plan,” intended to be exempt from Title I of ERISA and many Internal Revenue Code requirements, does not...more

Allen Matkins

Governor Green Lights Bill Authorizing Immortal Ex Officio Directors

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California's Nonprofit Corporation Law embraces several different types of nonprofit corporations. Part 1 of the Nonprofit Corporation Law includes provisions that are applicable to three categories of nonprofit corporations...more

Robinson+Cole RLUIPA Defense

Court Denies Summary Judgment in “Integral Yoga” RLUIPA Dispute in Hawaii

Back in 2015, we first reported about a RLUIPA case pitting the County of Maui, Hawaii against practitioners of “Integral Yoga”....more

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OFCCP Signals Emphasis on “Religious Liberty” in Federal Contractor Compliance

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On August 10, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a new policy directive aimed at protecting the religious freedom of employees and ensuring a “level playing field” for...more

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Bankruptcy Court Lacks Power to Substantively Consolidate Nondebtor, Nonprofit Entities With Archdiocese Debtor

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In the wake of scandal-driven bankruptcies filed by nearly 20 U.S. Roman Catholic dioceses and religious orders, scrutiny has been increasingly brought to bear on the benefits and burdens that federal bankruptcy laws offer to...more

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