Human Resources & Employment Law

Articles on the topic of Employment Law for Community Association Management Companies. Subtopics include Hiring, Firing, Independent Contractors, Wage & Hour.

What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Working Remotely

The COVID-19 pandemic has worn everyone down — but the people who’ve been leading during a year of remote community association management say there are lessons all managers can take from this experience: The first is that work-from-home is here to stay. “Being into this now just under a year, remote working has actually worked…

4 Lessons from Remote Property Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has worn everyone down — but the people who’ve been leading during a year of remote community association management say there are lessons all managers can take from this experience: 1. Work-from-Home Is Here to Stay “Being into this now just under a year, remote working has actually worked out well for…

Don’t Get Hit With a COVID Employment Bias Claim

The federal government’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic included passage of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) — a law that community associations and managers could inadvertently violate if they’re not careful. An association in Florida learned that the hard way when an employee it had terminated sued it under the law. That…

Are You or Your Clients at Risk for COVID Employment Discrimination Claims?

The federal government’s initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic included passage of the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) — a law that community associations and managers could inadvertently violate if they’re not careful. An association in Florida learned that the hard way when an employee it had terminated sued it under the law. That…

Is Your Association Vulnerable to Phishing Attacks?

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month — are you, your employees, and your boards of directors aware of community associations’ risks from phishing attacks? If not, or if proper precautions aren’t taken, your clients and their owners could lose control of their confidential information. And the risks are even higher if you have staff working from…

Don’t Let Your Clients Get Caught: How to Avoid Phishing Risks

It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month — are you, your employees, and your boards of directors aware of community associations’ risks from phishing attacks? If not, or if proper precautions aren’t taken, your clients and their owners could lose control of their confidential information. And the risks are even higher if you have staff working from…

Don’t Touch That: Help Your Clients Avoid COVID-19 Discrimination Claims

When the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) began to speed up in the spring, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a statement highlighting the potential for COVID-19-related violations of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). As your clients continue to develop and tweak policies to address the continuing pandemic, as well as…

Why Some Managers are Big Fans of Voluntary Employee Benefits

Surveys often indicate that compensation isn’t the most important factor in recruiting and retaining employees — but competitive packages, including strong benefits offerings, still play a critical role. And one area of benefits that gained a lot of attention in recent years is voluntary benefits. Unlike your “core” benefits like health and dental insurance, voluntary…

Should You Offer Voluntary Benefits?

Voluntary benefits have become a more prominent player in employee compensation packages in recent years, including those offered by community association management companies. The benefits offer advantages for both employers and employees, but you need to understand what’s involved before jumping in. The Perks of Voluntary Benefits Unlike your “core” benefits like health and dental…

How to Reduce Your “Problem Clients”

When community association managers get together, it doesn’t take much time before the conversation turns to their problem clients. Almost everyone has stories about the difficult client who tries their patience and professionalism. For many managers, these clients have become more common and less restrained. Some management companies are responding by taking a proactive, rather…