11 Essential Clauses for Construction Contracts in HOAs

Board members should be aware of these key contract provisions to include in agreements between homeowners associations and contractors. These terms cover everything from liability to attorney’s fees, and give […]

Exempt or Nonexempt: Employee Classification for Overtime Pay

Personal bankers for Bank of America’s wealthiest clients settled for $22 million. Farmers Insurance Exchange claims adjusters were awarded more than $90 million. Starbucks, PacBell and RadioShack “working” managers are […]

20 Questions: Independent Contractor or Employee?

The rules that define contractor or employee relationships are confusing, involving common law, employment law, and tax law. These 20 questions will help you determine whether your HOA service provider […]

7 Common Mistakes in Approving HOA Contracts

Reviewing and accepting contracts is a regular and important requirement for homeowner associations  boards. However I see many boards that make mistakes in awarding contracts for work on association complexes. […]

Consequences of Employee Misclassification

Published in the ECHO Journal, June 2008 Many associations are tempted to classify a worker as an independent contractor so as to avoid payroll taxes, health benefits, and workers’ compensation […]

The Dangers of Hiring Unlicensed Contractors

Bewared the Unlicensed Contractor Trap Homeowners and homeowner associations often face expenses to maintain or repair their property. It makes sense to look for the most affordable contractor available to […]

Why AB 2237 Does Not Require California Community Association Managers to have a General Contractor’s License Unless…

Published in the ECHO Journal, May 2013 The blogosphere has been burning up lately over a new law that some commentators say might require California community association managers to have […]