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...
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.
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.
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.
By: Valerie L. Tetro
Take-away: If you have a pre-1981 building, you have special asbestos-related obligations.
Your “Records Retention Policy” – What it is and why you need it.
By: John B. Gontrum, Jennifer R. Busse
Years ago a Baltimore County employee told me that no matter how onerous I thought the development regulations might be, if I waited a while they would get worse. That cautionary statement is applicable to today’s marketplace. The State of Maryland has become very involved in local land...
By: Kevin C. McCormick
Employers in Baltimore will face new restrictions in conducting criminal background checks now that the city council has passed a tough new “ban the box” law. Bill 13-0301, titled “Ban the Box – Fair Criminal Records Screening Practices,” passed the Baltimore City Council on April 28 and was...
By: Marla J. Diaz
Originally published in Quorum Magazine, November 2013. No one who becomes a board member for their community association does so with the idea that they want to discriminate against their neighbors. Yet, more and more boards are facing discrimination accusations under the Fair Housing Act...
By: Kathleen A. Waldy
A community association’s ability to suspend an owner’s voting privileges and community privileges, such as parking, pool, and/or fitness center access, is a powerful tool associations can use in getting the attention of owners who are in violation of association governing documents. This...