How Millionaires Are Made by- Alexander Green

In a previous column, I discussed New York Times columnist Robert Frank’s book Success and Luck and his claim that there is no real meritocracy in this country. In his view, what best explains the difference between the economically successful and the economically unsuccessful – the so-called “haves” and “have-nots”- is not education, talent, skills,…

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Legal Q & A by – Richard Beckman

 Question 1: Are there any new landlord-tenant laws for 2019? Answer 1: Yes, and I should have gotten this question for the January magazine, but better late than never. There are several new state-wide laws affecting landlord tenant relations, but the one that may make the most impact is Assembly Bill No. 2343, which removes…

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Legal Q &A by – Dennis Block

Question One: A downstairs tenant, John, bitterly complains about the upstairs tenant due to noise from above. In actuality, the upstairs tenant, Harold, is not doing anything out of the ordinary. John complains about simple television sounds and even if Harold is just walking in his unit. Lately, John has been banging on his ceiling…

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How the Supreme Court’s Decision Regarding Who is An Employee Affects Property Management By – Gary Ganchrow

A decision by the California Supreme Court this past year has created significant uncertainty in California about whom employers can legitimately classify as an “independent contractor” and whom they must treat as an employee.  The ramifications of this decision for people in the property management industry – while still largely up in the air –…

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