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A Busy 2020 for SSA Legislative Activity

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A Busy 2020 for SSA Legislative Activity
2020 is another busy year for SSA’s legislative efforts. Below is brief overview of the offensive legislation that SSA and affiliated state associations are pursuing, as well as measures we are working to defeat.
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| Categories: Legal, Operations, Legislative / Regulatory | View Count: (968)
Cybersecurity: Is Your Self-Storage Business at Risk?
Cyber Risk Imagine business as usual at your self-storage facility...and then it happens. You or an employee clicks on a malicious link from a bad email or unsecured website that freezes your system’s data.
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| Categories: Industry Data, Legal, Operations, Legislative / Regulatory, Insurance, Cyber Security | View Count: (953)
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Self Storage Industry Hiring Survey

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Self Storage Industry Hiring Survey
During the Spring of 2019, SSA and eTest partnered to develop a survey targeting the current status of hiring and retention in the self storage industry. Data was collected from nearly 500 participants of which approximately 20% were facility managers, 25% were facility owner operators, 23% were multiple owner operators and over 15% were either regional or national companies.
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| Categories: Industry Data, Legal, Marketing, Operations | View Count: (1107)
Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Which Worker Classification is Proper
The Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have factors that should be applied and analyzed to ensure a proper designation is made.
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Operators With New York Customers Must Prepare for New Data Security Requirements
New York recently passed a comprehensive overhaul of its data security and breach notification requirements called the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (the SHIELD Act).
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New Privacy Requirements Coming for California and Nevada Businesses
California and Nevada have both passed laws affecting consumers’ data privacy rights, which create affirmative compliance obligations for certain self storage owners, operators, and vendors.
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Just Get it Out of Here! Towing Abandoned Vehicles
Do you have a delinquent and abandoned vehicle left to die at your facility? Having it towed instead of trying to sell it yourself is often the best option.
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Identifying Competing Storage Projects in the Pipeline
TALKING TO "THE MAN" Whether you are a self storage feasibility analyst or an individual researching your next project, we often need to contact local government to find out if there are any other self storage projects in the works. Because these agencies vary on a city level in both sophistication and responsiveness, this may prove to be a frustrating process. Here’s how to cut through the red tape.
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| Categories: Legal, Operations, Legislative / Regulatory, Construction | View Count: (1453)
The Economics of Loan Covenants in Self Storage Lending
As busy as the self storage industry has been over the last five to seven years, not much has been written or discussed recently about the language of loan covenants for buying or building self storage facilities.
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| Categories: Legal | View Count: (1242)
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I Had to Pay My Bail Bondsman

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I Had to Pay My Bail Bondsman
Self storage tenants have many reasons for not paying their rent and storage operators are often sympathetic to their circumstances.
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