The national SSA has many resources and webinars available focused on COVID-19 and our industry. Click here to access news about COVID-19 and self storage. Invitations to register for the webinars are being sent to state and national members, specifically, the primary contact's email address.
For the latest information from Indiana on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the governor’s office website and your state’s department of health here. Be sure to carefully monitor the situation and check on updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov, regulatory agencies as well as local health officials.
Please also read the letter from Tim Dietz, SSA President and CEO, that provides resources and information related to states of emergency and pricing restrictions here.
April 1, 2020
New Leave Law to Impact Storage Industry, Effective April 1
As reported last week, the new federal leave law takes effect on April 1. Employers must provide notice to their employees immediately if they have not done so already. The notice can be found here.
SSA’s updated FAQs can be found here. The updated FAQs answer questions on issues such as the posting requirements for the notice and the limited exemption available to employers with fewer than 50 employees.
The Department of Labor’s complete FAQs can be found here.
Employers are strongly encouraged to discuss the new law with their legal counsel. Please email Joe Doherty, email@example.com, with any questions.
Indiana Lien Law Reform Bill Signed Into Law
The national Self Storage Association would like to congratulate the Indiana SSA for its work in getting the Indiana lien law reform bill signed into law in March. The law allows operators to charge monthly late fees of $20 or 20 percent of the tenant’s rent, whichever is greater, and to recover all reasonable costs of rent collection and lien enforcement. The law also clarifies that late fees and reasonable costs are part of the operator’s lien upon the tenant’s personal property. Operators must comply with the law starting no later than July 1, 2018. Many thanks to national SSA Board Member Jefferson Shreve for testifying in support of the bill.
The Indiana Self Storage Association, together with the national Self Storage Association, continues to work on a number of issues to protect and improve your regulatory arena. In recent years we have worked hard to update lien law provisions, providing consistency with recent improvements in other states.