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ARE YOU MISCLASSIFYING YOUR WORKERS AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS?

Are You Misclassifying Your Workers as Independent Contractors? By: Lindsey Harrison, Esq. Classifying workers as either employees or independent contractors is not always easy. Simply labeling a worker as an independent contractor does not in itself establish the actual status of that worker in relation to the employer. The consequences of a misclassification can be […]

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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS AND ONLINE FORUMS

By:  Kyle P. Shaughnessy, Esq. As the Internet has become the go-to source of information for most people, the first instinct of many residents of community associations who want information about their community or wish to communicate with the board of directors, their property manager, or their neighbors, is to go online. In addition to […]

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WCZ OBTAINS ATTORNEYS-FEES AWARD AGAINST RIALTO FOR GUARANTOR

WCZ recently obtained two favorable decisions from the Georgia Court of Appeals in favor of its client, an individual who had guaranteed several multi-million-dollar real-estate loans. In the two related cases, a Rialto subsidiary (“Rialto”) was found to have twice breached its Settlement Agreement with WCZ’s client and was ordered to pay the legal fees […]

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NEW APPROACH TO DOGGY BUSINESS

By:  Clarence K. Lau, Esq. Pet waste in common areas is an unfortunate and recurring issue in many communities.  One would assume and expect that neighbors would extend the common courtesy of cleaning up after their dogs. However, as we have all experienced firsthand (or firstfoot), some residents apparently feel that they have no such […]

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AN EASIER PATH TO ADOPTING THE POAA

By: Michael J. Zenner, Esq The Georgia Property Owners Association Act (the “POAA”) was adopted by the Georgia Legislature in 1994. The POAA is an elective statute, which means that a community of townhomes or single family homes can decide whether or not it wishes to become subject to its provisions. In contrast, the Georgia […]

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Short Term Vacation Rentals: A Second (or Third) Look

By: Karl P. Enderle, Esq. With spring and summer vacation season upon us it may be worth taking a second or even a third look at short term vacation rentals in your community. Online services such as Airbnb and VRBO are growing in popularity. These services allow property owners to list their properties for rental […]

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Winter, Capriola and Coleman Selected to 2015 Super Lawyers

WCZ partners Steven M. Winter and Richard J. Capriola and Senior Associate Eric Coleman have been selected to the 2015 Georgia Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters […]

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