The end of Daylight savings will cause all of our clocks to fall back on November 1st this year (unless you live in Arizona or Hawaii). Use this handy checklist in printable form and fun poem to remind your staff, coworkers and even your residents of the things they should take care of to prepare for this winter season.
Posts by Caryn Bennett
In a perfect world, anytime a tenant moved out, a new and equally perfect tenant would be waiting to move in. A brief chat would suffice as assurance that the new tenant would be ideal for the community, a handshake and keys would be exchanged.
Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world.
As the nation’s most trusted provider of criminal and eviction data solutions for the multifamily housing industry, CIC wants help keep you informed of current industry affairs and developments. As such, the following is insight provided by Larry Henry, the National Consumer Reporting Association’s legal counsel.
Mr. Henry’s practice focuses on advising employers employment law matters, including issues related to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the law governing background checks. He is nationally known for his expertise in the FCRA and employment law matters. He is admitted to the Oklahoma and Iowa Bar Associations, all Oklahoma federal district courts, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
The consumer reporting industry, despite what critics, media and the general population may believe, is a highly regulated business. Although this article should not be perceived as legal advice and is certainly not a comprehensive list of new legislation, we will do our best to highlight bills, ordinances and mandates across the U.S. that have recently come to our attention.
If reading a study guide and passing a 30 question test could save you thousands of dollars in potential lawsuits and legal fees, you and your staff would all do it, right?
This week, the FTC published their annual “highlights”. These highlights showcase what the FTC has been doing for the past year to protect American consumers. Here is some of what constitutes a government regulatory agency’s “highlight”:
Recent tragedies, such as the Boston Marathon bombing and the Texas power plant explosion, bring out the best in Americans. People want to help, unfortunately, these sort of devastating incidents tend to bring out malicious opportunists as well.
The second amendment is stated in the Bill of Rights as: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. However, in the wake of recent, horrific events like the Cinemark shooting in Colorado and the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, the 2nd Amendment has been debated as either necessary or outdated. With more than 6 million people in the United States estimated to have “right to carry” permits, this issue is on the minds of the entire nation.
This past weekend I received an email from my bank stating that I had “irregular activity” on my debit card and that I should contact the fraud prevention team at my bank. Immediately, those little bubbles of stress started forming in my belly. As it is toward the end of the month and bills are due on the first, the few worries that circled my head were: how much did they get? Will this affect my credit? Today is Sunday so the bank is closed. I have little gas in my tank and usually don’t carry much cash. Ultimately it soured my whole day.
CIC, FCRA, FTC, CFPB. These acronyms all stand for the same thing: protecting consumer rights.