California Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of State Consumer Reporting Statute

After several years of litigation, in Connor v. First Student, Inc. the California Supreme Court decided that the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (“ICRAA”) was not unconstitutionally vague as applied to employment background checks. It reached this conclusion notwithstanding its finding that there is some overlap between the ICRAA and the California Consumer Credit

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Remember the Equifax Data Hack? We Do and You Should Too.

Equifax’s major security breach last year caused irrefutable harm to millions of consumer’s personal information. With information accessed including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and (in some cases) driver’s license and credit card numbers, a large number of Americans are still vulnerable to identity theft even now. As most consumers have long forgotten

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Is Amazon Fresh the New Move-In Gift?

When a tenant fills your vacancy, it isn’t uncommon to offer them a move-in gift to show your appreciation. Maybe you offer a month of free internet or a gift card to a restaurant in the area, but you do something nice to start your relationship with your new renter on the right foot. With

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Employment Practices for Remote and Off-Site Staff

While not all industries have embraced remote life completely, off-site work has become a growing opportunity for a lot of companies. In fact, according to Global Workplace Analytics, telecommuting has grown by 115% since 2005 with 80 – 90% of those surveyed saying they’d like to telework at least part of the week. In an age

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The Effectiveness of a Multifamily Dress Code

Creating a multifamily dress code policy for each position can be tricky business. With arguments for, and against, employee dress codes, striking a balance between professionalism and productivity is vital. Here are some things to consider when creating your property’s dress code for maintenance technician, leasing consultant, and property manager positions. While the multifamily industry

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Rental Housing Legislation You Should Be Keeping your Eye On

As the majority of the country takes a break proposing and passing new rental housing laws and regulations, let’s take a moment to review the rental housing bills that are currently up to bat. From regulations on service animals in Illinois, rental property registration in the city of Portland, and additional homeless grants and assistance in California, the rental housing legislation at this point is a mixed bag. Take a look below at the passed and proposed rental housing laws in your state.

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Is Pet Tenant Screening the Future of Rental Housing?

The debate on whether or not to allow pets in rental housing is always ongoing, and there are certainly arguments for both sides. It seems like everyone has their own opinion, and they’re steadfast in their belief. However, as resident pet tenant screening become more advanced, could this new form of verification be the turning point?

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Avoiding Discriminatory Practices in your Hiring Process

Unfortunately, discrimination can easily creep into any industry’s hiring practices. Through the use of subjective or incorrect employment data sources, or inconsistent/nonexistent standards, bias becomes unavoidable. By sticking to these basic employment standards, you’ll be able to avoid upholding discriminatory practices within your hiring process and better protect your company from liabilities.

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