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Involved Versus Committed: Does My Community Association Need a Social Media Policy?

Across the green from Becker’s Morristown office is a delightful restaurant named “The Committed Pig.” When you walk in the door, a sign on the wall explains the restaurant’s interesting moniker: the best way to describe the difference between involvement and commitment is “bacon & eggs” the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed […]

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Is your Association Safe from a Large Counsel Fee Award?

Lately, there has been an uptick in lawsuits against our Associations when the majority of the Board decides to remove a Board Member who has allegedly become unruly or is proving to be very difficult to handle.  Most governing documents contain provisions whereby the Association indemnifies all Board Members against  losses, costs, and expenses that […]

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MURKY WATERS: Updated COVID-19 Pool Regulations in New Jersey

On June 9th, 2020 Governor Murphy announced Executive Order 153 (the “Order”), laying out certain requirements for outdoor pool openings. Pursuant to the Order, pool facilities were required to comply with the standards set forth by the New Jersey Department of Health (“DOH”) and certain guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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NEW INFO: Exercising with Caution – Requirements for Gym Openings In New Jersey

NOTE: The following are the most current guidelines and replace those mentioned in our September 2020 post. On August 27, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 181 (2020) (the “Order”), setting forth requirements for opening health clubs, as defined by N.J.S.A. 56:8-39, which includes gyms and fitness centers. Many questions remained as to whether the Order […]

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What is a Condominium Association’s Responsibility to Residents for Property Damage Claims?

Becker focuses on legal issues impacting community associations. While we advise our clients on a broad spectrum of matters that affect their daily operations, one of the most common inquires we receive relates to a condominium association’s responsibility when property damage is reported. What should your condominium association do in this circumstance? The answer is […]

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Regarding Executive Order 192 – Requirements for Association’s In-Person Workforce

On October 28th, 2020 Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 192 (2020) (the “Order”), setting forth requirements every business, non-profit, and governmental or educational entity in the State must follow if they require or permit the workforce to be physically present at a worksite. These requirements are intended to aid the protection of employees, residents, and […]

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Can Community Association Members Record Board Meetings?

Various states provide a statutory right for members within a Community Association to audio or video record an open meeting of the board, subject to reasonable board regulations. However, in New Jersey, the law neither prohibits nor affirmatively permits owners to record board meetings. It is therefore up to a particular board to determine whether […]

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Effect On Association Collections

Since the early days in March 2020, the discussion during the COVID-19 pandemic has been about, among other related issues, Stay at Home Executive Orders, closing and then opening businesses, flattening the curve, wearing masks and social distancing. These discussions and decisions are understandable however association collection attorneys, (on a less public stage) have dealt […]

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Exercising with Caution | Requirements for Gym Openings in New Jersey

On August 27, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 181 (2020) (the “Order”), setting forth requirements for opening health clubs, as defined by N.J.S.A. 56:8-39, which includes gyms and fitness centers.

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