Risk Management

Risk Management

Encourage Employees to Report Sexual Harassment

July 28, 2015    

Unfortunately, sexual harassment can happen in any workplace, including among members of your staff. In addition to wanting to make sure that your employees feel comfortable and not threatened at work, you also need to be concerned about sexual harassment because an employer can be held...

Condo Member Has Power to Sue Over Building’s Common Elements

June 16, 2015    

As an association manager, inevitably you’ll be faced with a member’s complaint about some aspect of his unit. And if there is a difference of opinion as to whose responsibility—the member’s or association’s—it is to repair a problem, it could lead to a...

Remind Members of Summer Safety Rules

April 28, 2015    

If you’re like many association managers, you’ve been getting ready for a busy summer at the community you manage. Many members invite guests into the community and host seasonal parties or activities. There may even be association-sponsored summer fun. But it’s important...

Use Confidentiality and Indemnification Agreement When Divulging Membership List

March 25, 2015    

With the proliferation of social media, YouTube, and photo-sharing websites, it may seem like personal information is everywhere—and easy to get. But in an era of what some people call “oversharing,” association managers need to remember that members still are entitled to some...

Recognize Warning Signs, Get Help for Elderly Members

January 30, 2015    

Although many elderly members in your community are capable of living independently, sooner or later you may have an elderly member who has trouble coping with day-to-day concerns, such as managing money or keeping his unit tidy. An elderly member who has trouble coping may neglect normal upkeep...

Know Your Rights When Sued for Speaking Out

November 18, 2014    

By Andrea Brescia

Set Guidelines for Solar Energy Installation

October 29, 2014    

by Andrea Brescia

Distinguish Between Social Club, Association to Minimize Liability

September 12, 2014    

For some members, part of the appeal of living in a planned community is the feeling that they are part of something bigger than themselves and having the opportunity to interact with other members. That’s why it should come as no surprise that the larger the community association, the...

Set Sports Court Rules to Minimize Association Liability

May 15, 2014    

Sports courts, such as basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, are a great amenity for a community. But they can also lead to problems—for example, members arguing over how much time should be allotted on a court—or serious injuries. Creating a set of rules that govern the use of...

Check Pool Lifeguard's Qualifications

April 17, 2014    

Many associations hire lifeguards to reduce the likelihood of accidents at the community pool. But if you hire an unqualified lifeguard, you could increase your liability for accidents. Your association can be held legally responsible if the lifeguard you hire lacks the proper training and...

Set Rules for Postings on Community Bulletin Board

March 14, 2014    

Even in the age of Facebook and other social media, many communities still feature bulletin boards in their lobbies or common areas. Since not every member will be tech savvy or want to go online to check the association’s Web site, a bulletin board can be an effective way for an...

Generating Income with Storage Space Rentals

February 17, 2014    

At some point, you may have considered providing storage rooms or lockers for members. It can work in your favor in two ways because it gives members a great amenity, especially those who are living in smaller units, while providing an opportunity to generate income for the association—if...