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  • Senate Breaks NLRB Logjam

    By: Kevin C. McCormick

    For the past several years, the political stalemate in Washington, D.C.

  • Maryland Legislature Creates New Procedure for Employees Pursuing Wage Claims

    By: David M. Stevens

    During the most recent legislative session, the Maryland General Assembly enacted legislation that creates an entirely new procedure by which employees who believe they are due unpaid wages can seek to obtain a lien against their employer for the wage amount.  Most significantly, the procedure...

  • Affordable Care Act Requirements for Employers: Although Mandate Delayed, Action Still Required

    The impending need for compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 has been a source of great concern for employers.  Recently, the U.S. government announced a one-year delay in the implementation of one of the statute’s central provisions, the employer mandate....

  • Legal Update and Summary of The New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013

    By: Jefferson C. Glassie, Dorothy Deng

    The New York State Legislature recently passed the Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the “New Act”), which contains several amendments to the New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law.  If signed by Governor Cuomo, provisions of the New Act will become effective July 1, 2014 and will apply...

  • Meetings Contracts

    By: Eileen Morgan Johnson

    This article was originally published in Association Trends. Every association holds meetings, whether a small board meeting or a convention for thousands.  Association executives responsible for meeting planning should be aware of some of the latest trends in negotiating hotel and convention...

  • "Old Act" DC Corporations Under the New Act

    By: Eileen Morgan Johnson

    Takeaway:  DC nonprofit corporations formed prior to 1963 have a choice to remain under DC's old nonprofit corporation act or to come under the new act. If the entity wants clearer guidance on structure, then electing to come under the new act would be an appropriate decision.   But...

  • Lien Foreclosure in Maryland

    By: Roberto M. Montesinos, Tiffany M. Releford

    With assessment collections continuing to be problem for many community associations in Maryland, manager and board members alike are exploring alternative methods for collecting delinquent assessments. Here is a summary of the general process and timetable for the lien foreclosure procedure in...

  • The D.C. Foreclosure Process

    By: Keisha A. Garner

    After the "Great Recession" that began in 2008, many individuals have fallen behind on their mortgage payments and/or condominium or homeowners assessments.  However, Boards of Directors have a fiduciary duty to their members to ensure the financial stability of their communities, so they may...

  • Foreclosures by Community Associations in Delaware

    By: Chad J. Toms

    Under the Delaware Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (“DUCIOA”), certain community associations are authorized to foreclose liens just like foreclosing a mortgage on real estate.  In Delaware, all mortgage foreclosures are by judicial process and typically take more than ten months to...

  • Foreclosure Procedures in Virginia

    By: Thomas Mugavero

    There are two ways to foreclose on a condominium unit in Virginia; each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Lien