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Workplace Drug Abuse

Reducing the Risk of Impaired Workers Workplace drug abuse can threaten your bottom line in many ways: higher absenteeism, lower productivity, and costly accidents that spark customer...

The “Creepy Tenant Dude” Syndrome

What's A Self-Storage Manager To Do? As odd as these stories have become, the solution to the type of tenants that seem to spend an inordinate amount...

Something Fishy Is Going On Here

Handling Suspicion Of Criminal Activity At Your Facility Law enforcement commonly describes certain red flags for self-storage operators that might suggest criminal activity occurring at...

A Unique Specialty Niche

Dedicated Gun Storage Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell While the national debate over gun laws and safety continues, the fact remains that a large percentage of Americans own...

Sexual Harassment

Not Just In Hollywood Or In Congress Over the last few months, the country has certainly seen a significant renewed focus on the issue of sexual harassment...

Legislative Victories

Enhancing Self-Storage Operations Around the Country 2017 saw some positive changes relating to self-storage operations around the country. The national Self Storage Association...

What’s A Waiver Of Subrogation?

A "Waiver of Subrogation" is a common provision found in most self-storage rental agreements. It involves the subrogation rights of an insurance company as to whether it...

Keeping Pace With Spare Space

Challenges Confront The Peer-To-Peer Self-Storage Disrupters There has been some noise recently in Australia about self-storage industry disruption from peer-to-peer storage providers. Unsurprisingly, this noise...

Data Breach

State Laws Govern  As it currently stands, there is no specific federal law addressing a business's obligations when it comes to a data breach. Although...

Online Crime

Are You Prepared For The Next Cyber Attack? Cybercrime has dominated news headlines this year, from a phishing scam at Snapchat to the WannaCry ransomware...

Workplace Drug Abuse

Reducing the Risk of Impaired Workers Workplace drug abuse can threaten your bottom line in many ways: higher absenteeism, lower productivity, and costly accidents that spark customer...

What’s The Law On The “Salary Question”?

What's The Law On "Banning The Box"? Salary "What's your current salary?" may seems like an innocuous question that you might ask while interviewing a potential new...

A Storage Owner’s Rights:

When a Rental Truck Damages Their Facility The use of a rental truck is a common occurrence in the self-storage business. But, because renters are typically...

Surplus Uncertainties

Handling Excess Lien Sale Proceeds It’s been more than six years since Storage Wars, a reality television show that follows self-storage auction buyers, first aired....

After A Lien Sale

Dealing With The Return Of Personal Property The situation is not that uncommon. At the conclusion of a lien sale, the high bidder will walk...

Lawsuit Tsunami

Thousands Of ADA Compliance Claims Flood Phoenix California and some other states have dealt with multiple lawsuit filings related to the Americans with Disabilities Act...

Payroll Pitfalls

Which Workers Are Overtime Eligible? As in many industries, employers in the self-storage business are being caught up in the wave of wage and hour...

Presidential Projections

Will Trump Be A Boon For Self-Storage? Here is something to consider as we move into the Trump Era after eight years under President Obama:...

2016: An Off-Year

The Slow Moving Legislative Agenda Although the phrase “legislative activity” could be considered an oxymoron, 2016 was by most standards even quieter than normal. That’s...

Proceeds From A Lien Sale

Following State Law Rules Although the expectation of having proceeds from a lien sale (defined as funds remaining from a sale after all outstanding tenant...

Overtime Issues In Self-Storage

Understanding The Regulations An ongoing issue in the self-storage industry is addressing the hours worked by managers who live on the facility premises. Although the...

A Growing Concern

Class Action Litigation In The Self-Storage Industry In the last few years we have seen a strong increase in class action filings against self-storage operators....

Stay In The Know!

Lien Sale Legislative Updates Lien sales are an unfortunate part of the self-storage industry that no one enjoys. Delinquent tenants lose their stored goods, which could include...
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