Discipline and termination pose challenges for any employer. Those difficulties only compound for property management professionals when staff members live where they work.
How can you effectively address issues and minimize your liability when disciplining on-site employees? What is the best way to handle termination when it also means eviction?
Offit Kurman attorneys Mazin Elias, Crystal Kramer, and Theodora Stringham have helped clients answer these kinds of questions—and the three recently offered their practical guidance in a webinar earlier this month. Over the course of an hour, Mr. Elias, Ms. Kramer, and Ms. Stringham discussed how landlords and real estate owners can manage scenarios such as residents’ claims of theft, sexual harassment, and racially insensitive remarks from on-site staff, as well as eviction of employee-residents. Topics included Virginia Residential Landlord Act compliance, property management employee policy development, best practices for addressing harassment complaints entered into public record, and more.
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ABOUT THEODORA STRINGHAM
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Theodora Stringham assists individuals, businesses, and organizations with growing successfully while minimizing liability. Focusing on real estate and personnel needs, Ms. Stringham executes sustainable plans for real estate development and employee matters. She provides comprehensive representation for everyday growth issues, including, but not limited to, re-zonings, site plan approvals, eminent domain/valuation concerns, employment discrimination, and disciplinary issues. Ms. Stringham’s scope of representation ranges from identifying potential liability and providing counseling/trainings, all the way through representation at trial.
ABOUT CRYSTAL KRAMER
Crystal Kramer’s practice is focused on the representation of landlords and property managers of residential and commercial real estate in Virginia. This representation includes Fair Housing disputes and all litigation associated with lease disputes, including breach of lease, unlawful detainer actions, and tenant’s assertion actions.
ABOUT MAZIN ELIAS
Mr. Elias is a member of Offit Kurman’s landlord representation group, where he represents numerous commercial and residential property owners, management companies, and Landlords. He is well versed in both commercial and residential real estate law and is known as an authoritative voice on the Virginia Residential Landlord Tenant Act.
ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN
Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. With over 180 attorneys offering a comprehensive range of services in virtually every legal category, the firm is well positioned to meet the needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. Our twelve offices serve individual and corporate clients in the Virginia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York City regions. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, professionals who help maximize and protect business value and personal wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ confidence by remaining focused on furthering their objectives and achieving their goals in an efficient manner. Trust, knowledge, confidence—in a partner, that’s perfect.
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