You Should Be Concerned If This Is How You Collect Rent

Original post on Payrent.com

Although PayPal, Venmo and direct deposits are fantastic features, there are negative consequences with collecting rental income through these applications. I hope you never experience these problems, but I want to educate you on worst case scenarios. Approximately 2.7 million families face eviction each year, and collecting rent improperly can adversely affect your business.

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9 Important Ways to Protect Smart Devices From Hackers

Written by Lynn Brown, original post on Shredit.com

The tremendous growth in internet connected smart devices is creating a whole new opportunity for hackers to take advantage of lacking smart device security, according to a new cyber threats report by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the U.K.

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Background Checks on Prospective Employees: Keep Required Disclosures Simple

If your company gets background information on prospective employees, it’s likely you’re covered by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Before you get a background screening report, the law requires that you make certain disclosures and get a prospective employee’s authorization. Is it time for a FCRA compliance check?

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California Further Limits Use of Criminal Background Information

California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (“FEHC”) has released new regulations that would greatly affect California employers. Parts of the FEHC’s new regulations differ from current Federal regulations (like the consideration of marijuana convictions). The following guidance has been released from Anthony J. Oncidi and Jeremy M. Mittman at Proskauer Rose LLP:

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1099 Submission Requirements for Property Managers

This article was originally published on Rentec Direct by Brentnie Daggett

It’s the most wonderful time of the year–in most regards.  I unfortunately, have to pull you from your sugarplum dreams to remind you about a very important new submission deadline and the 1099 submission requirements for the tax season.

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Texas Judge Preliminarily Enjoins New Overtime Exemption Rules Nationwide: What Steps Should Follow?

By: Seyfarth’s Wage & Hour Litigation Practice Group

**UPDATE 12/2/16: On December  1 (the day on which the new salary level was supposed to become effective) the Department of Justice and Department of Labor filed a notice of appeal from the district court’s order granting a preliminary injunction.  The notice was filed around the same time that a number of members of Congress held a media event in support of the increased salary level. According to Seyfarth Shaw LLP, at this time, it does not appear that the government has sought a stay of the preliminary injunction. Subscribe for continued updates**

Late Tuesday afternoon, Judge Amos Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued an order enjoining the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation and enforcement of the new overtime exemption rules that were set to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  The court granted a motion for preliminary injunction filed by the attorneys general of 22 states, in which the states argued among other things that the new rules were unlawfully promulgated and would be likely to cause irreparable harm to the states that requested the injunction.  The court also considered amicus arguments made by various chambers of commerce and trade associations, which filed a companion case asserting similar and separate grounds for overturning the DOL’s new rules.  Although the court’s order leaves some room for confusion on this point, it appears to apply to all public and private sector employers nationwide.

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Salary Employees Affected by Overtime Labor Law Change

An Update to this law has been posted here!

Effective December 1, 2016 a new change to labor laws will go into effect that directly affects salary exempt employees across the United States. To learn how this change might affect you and your business, review this helpful infographic originally provided by the legal professionals at Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

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