Assistance animals are not pets. Federal, state, and local fair housing laws require that community associations accommodate residents who have a disability-related need for an assistance animal, including emotional support animals. Fraudulently claiming a pet as an assistance animal demeans fair housing rights, violates the rights of other community residents, and can lead to legal troubles.
The CAI Board of Trustees approved two new public policies at the CAI Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando: one on sustainable landscape practices and another on fair debt collections.
As a community association board member and community manager, it is important you know restrictions that may apply to your community related to playing music and movies before you are held liable in a court of law. A basic understanding of copyright law may help community associations assess their potential liability and develop appropriate compliance strategies and best practices.
On March 7, The U.S. Department of Labor released a long-awaited proposed rule to address the salary threshold and other requirements related to implementing the exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative, and professional employees. The new proposed salary threshold is $35,308. In other words, employees who earn less than $35,308 annually would be automatically eligible for time-and-a-half pay for all hours worked beyond a 40-hour work week, according to Bloomberg.