By: Roberto M. Montesinos
New laws will take effect in Montgomery County, Maryland on November 30, 2015 which will impact parking and towing policies in community associations. This article will highlight the new requirements under Chapter 30C of the Montgomery County Code (“Code”) of which all community associations in...
By: Stacey L. Pine
This article appeared in Association TRENDS and is reprinted with permission of the publisher.
By: Megan C. Spratt
On September 8, 2015, the Department of Justice issued technical assistance on testing accommodations under the ADA. The document covers who is entitled to testing accommodations, what types of testing accommodations are required, what documentation may be required of the individual...
By: Howard R. Feldman, S. Keith Moulsdale, Ryan J. Stoker
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice — the highest court in Europe — invalidated an international privacy agreement between the United States and the European Union, known as the US-EU Safe Harbor. The US-EU Safe Harbor allowed companies engaged in international business...
By: Stacey L. Pine
The IRS recently issued a proposed regulation regarding the reporting of charitable donations. Under the current law, taxpayers who donate $250 or more to a charitable organization must obtain a written receipt from the charitable organization in order to claim a charitable deduction, and the...
By: A. Ari Ghosal
This article originally appeared in the June issue of Association TRENDS and is reprinted with their permission. You are the hiring person at your organization. As part of your hiring process, your organization considers an individual’s criminal history as a factor in whether to exclude...
By: Eileen Morgan Johnson, CAE
This article was originally published in the June issue of Association TRENDS and is reprinted with permission. Most associations have at least one board committee that oversees the association’s money. Some associations have divided the oversight duties and assigned them to multiple...
By: Herman B. Rosenthal
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston’s Herman Rosenthal, a Senior Tax Partner who serves as Co-Chair of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Tax Policy Committee, spoke before the Maryland Economic Development and Business Climate Commission on Wednesday, September 9. Appearing with Chamber of...
The Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) applies to community associations and establishes the regulations with which private “housing providers” must comply. This article will explore the possible responses an association may have to a community association member requesting the use of a service animal under...
By: Chad J. Toms
The following items of legislation from the 2015 session may be of interest to Delaware Common Interest Communities: