L.M. from Florida writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
In Florida, can unit owners inspect individual salaries of the 6 association employees?
Mister Condo replies:
L.M., in so much as salaries and payroll records are association records, it would follow that as a unit owner within the association, you and your fellow unit owners should be able to see salaries of association employees. However, the association does not have to turn over all employment records as there is sensitive information, including social security numbers, and even criminal background checks and so on that may be a part of the employee’s personnel file that unit owners are not entitled to see and, in fact, should be prohibited from seeing. This assumes that the association directly employs the employees. If a property management firm on behalf of the association employs these employees then their salaries are the business of the management company and not the association. In that case, all a unit owner would be able to request is a copy of the management company agreement. May I ask why you would want to know the salary of an association employee? As a unit owner, you have entrusted the decision to hire and compensate association employees to the Board of Directors. They are the ones who are in the best position to make sure these individuals are compensated properly for their efforts and that their work provides value to the association. All the best!