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  • "Just the Facts" Virginia Common Interest Communities 2014 Legislative Changes

    By: Kevin A. Kernan

    As a result of the 2014 General Assembly Session, a number of bills were approved by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor, many of which directly or indirectly impact common interest communities in Virginia.  The new laws amend the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act, the...

  • Cyber Security

    By: Howard R. Feldman

    This article originally appeared in the June 2014 issue of Lawyer Monthly magazine, and is reprinted with permission.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Brief Overview of What Associations Should Know

    By: Tiffany M. Releford

    This article appeared in the Special Focus: Employment Law section of Association TRENDS, June 2014, and is reprinted with permission of the publisher.

  • Terminating Employees: A Checklist for Minimizing Risk

    By: Jennifer S. Jackman

    This article appeared in the Special Focus: Employment Law section of Association TRENDS, June 2014, and is reprinted with permission of the publisher. To minimize risk, the decision to terminate an employee requires consideration of multiple factors before action is taken.

  • Worksite Enforcement Comes of Age

    By: Peter D. Guattery

    This article appeared in the Special Focus: Employment Law section of Association TRENDS, June 2014, and is reprinted with permission of the publisher.

  • Is Retirement In Your Future?

    By: Eileen Morgan Johnson

    This article appeared in the Special Focus: Employment Law section of Association TRENDS, June 2014, and is reprinted with permission of the publisher. Baby boomers filling association C-suite offices have begun to retire.  We can expect an increasing wave of retirements in the next 10 years...

  • Confidentiality Claims Rejected by NLRB

    By: Jeffrey C. Seaman

    A recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board provides guidance about what does and does not qualify as “confidential” information that an employer could withhold from an employee bargaining unit.  In Washington Hospital Center d/b/a Medstar Washington Hospital Center and National...

  • The Federal Trade Commission Takes Aim at Professional Regulatory Boards

    By: Jefferson C. Glassie

    Written with assistance from Stacey Pine.Take-away:  The Supreme Court will hear a case this fall as to whether state licensing boards composed of regulated professionals are entitled to  the ‘state action’ exception to the antitrust laws.

  • Disciplinary Proceedings: Due Process and Fair Report to Avoid Liability

    By: Jerome C. Schaefer

    Take-away: A decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in mid-February is a reminder that failures in due process and fair reporting of association disciplinary matters may lead to legal liability. 

  • DC Updates: New Condo Act Provisions

    By: Jane Saindon Rogers

    Introduction Legislation to amend the District of Columbia Condominium Act was signed by Mayor Gray on April 28, 2014, and will go into effect as soon as the mandatory Congressional review period has expired.  Hopefully, that will be sometime before June 15, 2014.