New Law—Independent Contractors: Willful Misclassification SB 459 Corbett – Article by By Sandra Gottlieb

We know that there is a tendency to classify some condo and HOA staff as independent contractors rather then employees. Some community association boards want to do this because they think that such a classification will mean that their association will not have to pay for all of fees, charges, taxes, etc. that are normally … Continue reading

HOA ADVISER: What kind of evidence can be used in a hearing? – Article By Michael T. Chulak

Q. Our board recently held a hearing to determine whether to fine a member for an alleged rule violation. The board allowed hearsay to be introduced. Is this allowable by law? A. Yes. Boards are not required to follow the California Rules of Evidence used by courts. They may hear the evidence and then weigh … Continue reading

Bed Bugs: Prevention and Treatment – Article by Bill Wood

Bed Bugs: Prevention and Treatment Bed bugs are all over the news and it’s easy to get freaked out about the possibility of picking up an infestation from a hotel stay or movie theater seat. Please do not succumb to the temptation to be fearful about bed bugs.  There are lots of things you can … Continue reading

Budget Preparation Tips – Article by Neighborhoodlink.com

In order to operate a successful community association, foundation community, or development community there are many important facets of association governance that must be understood and implemented by its board of directors. One of the most important is the budgeting process. See: Six Steps To Create And Manage A Budget if you are looking for help on … Continue reading

TOW FEES – TOWING COMPANIES – AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR SECURITY PATROL SERVICE – ARTICLE BY KATHY MIRAMONTES

Your Courtesy Security Patrol Professional impounds vehicles, in accordance with your Homeowner Associations rules and regulations and in accordance with the CA. Vehicle Code section 22658. Your Courtesy Security Patrol Professional is hired by your HOA to enforce the  parking rules. In doing so, unfortunately, some vehicles will be towed. Towing a vehicle is NEVER … Continue reading

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