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Changes to Worker's Compensation Act

The General Assembly passed a law this past Session that affects workers' compensation insurance requirements for certain non-profits. These non-profit corporations include those subject to Chapter 47A (Unit Ownership), 47C (Condominium Act), 47F (Planned Community Act), 55A (Non-profit Corporation Act) and 598 (Uniform Unincorporated Association Act) of the North Carolina General Statutes. Under workers' compensation law, the employer/employee relationship includes private employments in which three or more employees are regularly employed in the same business or establishment. More importantly, officers and directors were considered "employees" whether they were volunteers or paid officers. The LAC recognized the negative impact that this law had on our members, as well as many other non-profits, requiring common interest associations to carry and pay for insurance that was not necessary in all cases.  Read More


How to Conduct an Organizational Board Meeting

One of the most critical components of running a successful community association is holding a meeting of board members soon after each election. While some associations may have rules pertaining to how often meetings are held, it is a good idea to have a regular meeting schedule even without these rules. Many important activities are conducted during these meetings, perhaps most importantly the election of officers. While some community rules may reference how many titles and positions are allowed, many boards are free to create as many titles and positions as they’d like. Another great idea is to schedule board meetings well in advance, perhaps even for the whole year. This advanced planning allows members to clear their schedules and also ensures the presence of a quorum at each meeting. Continue reading for more ideas that will help improve the efficacy of your next board meeting.  Read More


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