By: Tiffany M. Releford
In 2010, D.C., Maryland and Virginia were paralyzed by historic records of snowfall. In addition to the general headaches of traffic jams, school closings, and lack of power and services, community associations had to deal with snow removal. Snowstorms in community associations often...
By: Jennifer S. Jackman
Summary: Having good rules is one thing; enforcing them is another. Particularly if your board has the power to impose fines on violators, you need to be careful to follow the correct process. In effect, your board is acting like a judge and jury, so local laws may require...
By: Kevin A. Kernan
Takeaway: Review your declaration and bylaws carefully. The penalties that a board can impose for violations need to be based in those documents, not just your rules and regulations.
By: Tiffany M. Releford, Jennifer S. Jackman
Take-away: Employers often underestimate the importance of providing training to prevent harassment and discrimination in the workplace until they find themselves defending a claim of harassment or discrimination. Conducting appropriate training, however, can mean the difference between having a...
Last year ushered in a number of initiatives in the world of sustainable design, construction and operations and maintenance that should be of interest to developers, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, industry consultants, public agencies, sureties, and insurers, among others. Some...
SummaryHeads up to developers, owners, engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, consultants, commissioning agents, insurers, and sureties that do business in the District of Columbia. There’s a proposed new code in town: a Green Building Code based on the 2012...
By: Frank S. Jones, Jr.
The Federal Trade Commission has revised the filing and other dollar-denominated thresholds contained in the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”). These adjustments are made annually based on changes in the U.S. gross national product for the fiscal year ending...
By: Erek L. Barron
This just in: Maryland civil legal service programs not only benefit the poor but also save the state millions per year. Legal assistance to low-income Marylanders is a significant economic boost to the state and benefits more than just those receiving aid, according to a report just released by...
By: S. Keith Moulsdale
Copyright 2012 Financier Worldwide. Originally published in Financier Worldwide's Annual Review, December 2012. In your experience, do companies pay enough attention to the risks associated with data protection? Is this issue increasingly important as companies handle and transfer greater volumes...
Takeaway: If your company makes any kind of environmental claims to customers, whether it sells to consumers or to other businesses, you need to review the FTC’s revised Green Guides and evaluate your environmental marketing claims to ensure they are in compliance. Introduction