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Category Archives: Church Law

PPP Second Draw

PPP 2.0: What your Organization Needs to Know About the Second Draw of the PPP

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PPP 2.0: What your Organization Needs to Know About the Second Draw of the PPP By H. Robert Showers, Esq. and William R. Thetford, Esq.  January 19, 2020 While many organizations await final forgiveness of their initial Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, Congress recently approved an expansion of the PPP, the Consolidated Appropriations Act… Read More »

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PPP Recipient Information Released by the SBA: What you Need to Know about What People Know About Your PPP Loan

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PPP Recipient Information Released by the SBA: What you Need to Know About What People Know About Your PPP Loan By H. Robert Showers, Esq. and William R. Thetford, Esq.  Last Updated: December 14, 2020 Back in July, the United States Small Business Administration (the SBA) released some information on the recipients of its… Read More »

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Stay At Home Orders

Legal Alert: Governors Amended Executive Orders Affect Churches, Businesses, and Individuals

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Legal Alert: Governors Amended Executive Orders Affect Churches, Businesses, and Individuals By William R. Thetford, Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq. Last Updated: November 20, 2020 The unprecedented series of health concerns, outbreaks, closures, restrictions, and lockdowns this year has been a recurring frustration for individuals, businesses, and churches. With the cooler weather, many… Read More »

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Legal Alert: Lawsuit Filed Challenging the Virginia Values Act

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Simms Showers attorneys H. Robert Showers and William R. Thetford as local counsel, allied with the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), filed a suit challenging the controversial Virginia Values Act in Virginia courts last week. As we wrote previously, Virginia law underwent an unprecedented shift during this year’s legislative session. One of the key changes… Read More »

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New Laws

New Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law in Virginia: Ramifications for Religious Employers and Others

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New Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law in Virginia: Ramifications for Religious Employers and Others By William R. Thetford, Esq. and H. Robert Showers, Esq. Last Updated: August 25, 2020 The legislative session of 2020 has radically transformed the legal climate of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This article analyzes the controversial Virginia Values Act… Read More »

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Discrimination

Liability Looms Large for Religious Organizations after Supreme Court’s Expansive Interpretation of “Sex”

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Liability Looms Large for Religious Organizations after Supreme Court’s Expansive Interpretation of “Sex” By H. Robert Showers, Esq. and Kyle D. Winey, Esq. Last Updated: July 13, 2020 As the culture wars reach a fever pitch, the U.S. Supreme Court analyzed, in the recent decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, whether an employee may… Read More »

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Investigate

How to Investigate a Sexual Harassment Allegation

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How to Investigate a Sexual Harassment Allegation Seven steps to take when an allegation arises—and when outside help may prove wisest. By William R. Thetford Jr. Esq. and H. Robert Showers Esq. Every church should have a carefully crafted and legally sound policy to address sexual harassment. Such a policy can help guide and protect… Read More »

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Crafting Policy

Seven Steps for Creating an Effective Sexual Harassment Policy

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Seven Steps for Creating an Effective Sexual Harassment Policy By William R. Thetford Jr. Esq. and H. Robert Showers Esq. Updated July 1, 2020 A carefully crafted policy not only can provide protection for all involved, but also can serve as a deterrent. The #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements have captured headlines and national attention in recent… Read More »

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Conducting Youth/Children Ministry in a Digital Age

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Conducting Youth/Children Ministry in a Digital Age By Robert Showers, Esq. and Justin R. Coleman, Esq. Updated June 23, 2020 With the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay-at-home orders being issued by various states and local municipalities, churches have had to look to new ways to minister the gospel to its members and attendees. With… Read More »

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Conducting Youth/Children Ministry in a Digital Age

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By Robert Showers, Esq. and Justin R. Coleman, Esq. With the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting stay at home executive orders being issued by various states, churches have had to look to new ways to minister the Gospel to its members and attendees. With online streaming and digital video conferencing, churches are able to connect… Read More »

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