Reminder – Independent Contractors Usually Own the Copyright. As I explored in Who Owns the Copyright to Real Estate Photographs? and Who Owns the Photo Copyright When One Professional Hires Another?, … Continue reading Are You Unintentionally Violating Another Professional’s Copyright?
Lack of Affordable Housing has Reached the Crisis Stage.
We read stories of how a shortage of affordable housing is contributing to a wide array of harms. People from Silicon Valley to Boise are finding it increasingly difficult to find housing near their jobs. This contributes to increased air pollution from longer commutes. It also makes it harder for people to show up on time and sufficiently rested to be productive when they are there.
The Fair Housing Act Often Protects Former Drug Users from Discrimination.
I write regularly about the Fair Housing Act and its consequences for real estate businesses that violate it.
Good Advice on Preventing FMLA Fraud & Abuse.
Jeff Nowak is an expert on the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The Federal FMLA applies to public agencies to private sector employers with at least 50 employees (plus additional qualification requirements).
What the law Requires.
The Fair Housing Act requires landlords to provide reasonable accommodations for
Tenants who have disabilities. That appears to be common knowledge.
Having an Employee Handbook can Reduce the Employer’s Litigation Risk.
Talloo: Collaboration, Boise Style.
I belong to a cutting-edge business development community called Talloo. It is based in Boise, and it combines an online marketplace with small, in-person groups. Each group has a market-specific focus, such as Commercial Real Estate Development, Technology, and Small Business Owners.
The Fair Housing Act Prohibits Discrimination on Account of Family Status. I recently gave a presentation (graciously provided by the Intermountain Fair Housing Council) to the Brokers Council of Idaho. … Continue reading Fair Housing Act Tip: Have Written Policies and Apply Them Uniformly
I was asked recently what the owner of a rental house should do about the next-door neighbor who described as “crazy.” I posted that query to the Idaho State Bar’s … Continue reading Fair Housing Act Tip: Watch Your Language!
I see a lot of contracts that are long on words but short on substance. Companies have standard sales agreements that are 15 to 20 pages when they could (and should) be 5 to 7 pages.
Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) As I have written here Fair Housing Act Risks Touch More Businesses Than You Think! And here Fair Housing Act Trap for … Continue reading How Landlords can Avoid Discrimination on the Basis of Familial Status
My friend Fred Moreno is an engineer and former COO of a semiconductor equipment manufacturing company. He was fond of saying: “A change of perspective is worth 30 IQ points.” Come to think of it, I’m rather fond of that phrase myself.