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  • New Global Directors Join the 2018-2019 HFTP Board

    The HFTP 2018-2019 Global Board of Directors was installed during the association's 2018 Annual Convention and introduces new directors Toni Bau, Carson Booth, CHTP and Mark Fancourt. These extensive director profiles give insight into the distinguished professions and personal goals of HFTP's newest association leaders.

  • HFTP Compensation and Benefits Report: 2018 Data on Hospitality Staffing and Compensation

    The 2018 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Survey was released this summer and made available to HFTP members. This is a biannual report that was developed to provide information on salaries and benefits, and to give an ongoing profile of accounting, finance and technology professionals in the hospitality industry.

  • Members Only: 2018 HFTP Compensation and Benefits Report

    By Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA. Results to the biannual survey conducted by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). Information includes data on compensation and benefits trends for finance and technology professionals in the club and lodging industries.

  • Primary Club Metrics

    Survey results identify which metrics are most often used to determine performance. By Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE; Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA; and Amanda Belarmino

Four Additional States Enjoined from 2015 WOTUS Rule

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·21 September 2018
Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas have joined the list of states where the 2015 Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule is not in effect. Existing stays exist from separate litigation in two district courts in North Dakota and Georgia previously enjoined the rule in 24 states (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming).

DOL Schedules Listening Sessions on Overtime Rule

CMAA Legislative Report Blog· 4 September 2018
The US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division has announced that in the upcoming weeks, it will hold public listening sessions to gather views on the Overtime Rule. The Department plans to update the Overtime Rule, and is interested in hearing the views and ideas of participants on possible revisions to the regulations.
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OSHA Proposes to Ease Electronic Reporting Requirements

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·31 July 2018
Beginning last December, clubs with 250 or more employees were required to electronically report injury and illness information to OSHA. On July 30, OSHA announced a proposed rule to rescind part of the reporting requirement.
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The End of the Road for DOL's Persuader Rule

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·25 July 2018
The Department of Labor (DOL) has officially rescinded the 2016 Persuader Rule. The Persuader Rule would have required full public disclosure on the use of labor relations consultants by employers. In short, the rule required employers and their hired consultants to report when the consultants directly persuade workers or when the consultants participate in four indirect categories in relation to labor organization or disputes. The Persuader rule was first introduced in 2011, but has been on hold since 2014.
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EPA Clarifies Intent to Repeal 2015 WOTUS

CMAA Legislative Report Blog· 2 July 2018
On June 29, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to the July 2017 proposed action to repeal the 2015 definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS). In this supplemental notice, the EPA and Army seek to clarify that they are proposing to permanently repeal the 2015 Rule in its entirety.
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Florida Chapter Releases Hurricane Irma Impact Report

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·25 June 2018
Florida clubs were hit hard by extreme weather in 2017. Hurricane Irma devastated clubs throughout the Southwest and Northeast. To create a thorough and accurate documentation of the storm's impact on member managed clubs, the Florida Chapter of CMAA
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DHS Announces Additional H-2B Visas for FY2018

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·31 May 2018
On Friday, May 25, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the availability of 15,000 additional H-2B visas for FY2018. In the announcement, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen indicated that the visas would be available the following week and outlined an additional requirement for eligible petitioners, a supplemental attestation on Form ETA 9142-B-CAA-2.
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Monitoring Your Club's Brand

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·31 May 2018
In addition to being CEO/COO of your club, you are the chief brand officer. You probably think a lot about the brand you are selling to existing and potential members. However, it is just as important to monitor unauthorized usage of your club’s name and brand online and within your community.
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CMAA Members Participate in Eleventh Annual National Golf Day

CMAA Legislative Report Blog· 4 May 2018
On Wednesday, April 25, representatives of the We Are Golf coalition, including the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) converged on Capitol Hill for the eleventh annual National Golf Day to share the industry’s economic, environmental, health, and charitable benefits as well as to lobby on issues of chief importance to our industry. With New economic impact figures measuring the total size of the golf economy nationally were released, illustrating a 22 percent increase since 2011, for a total of $84.1 billion. One in 75 jobs in the US is linked to the golf industry. Read More... (Log In Required)

New Federal Bill on the CMAA Watch List: Clarifying Seasonal Employees

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·20 April 2018
ntroduced by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Angus King (I-ME), S.2670 would provide clarity for the definition of seasonal employees related to the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. It would create one definition for these employees instead of the current confusion with separate definitions for “seasonal worker” and “seasonal employee.”
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FY2018 Spending Package Impacts H-2B Visas, Proposed Tip Rules, and More

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·23 March 2018
HR 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, was passed by Congress on March 22. Two specific policy provisions were included in the Act, which impact the club industry specifically: Read more... (log in required).
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2018 H-2B Visa Supply Exhausted

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·23 March 2018
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received requests for approximately 47,000 H-2B visas for the second half of FY2018. As a result, USCIS conducted a lottery on February 28, and randomly selected enough petitions to meet the 33,000 visa cap. For all petitions which were not selected, USCIS will reject and refund all associated fees. Read more... (log in required).
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EPA Delays Applicability of WOTUS Rule for Two Years

CMAA Legislative Report Blog· 5 February 2018
On January 31, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2015 Clean Water Rule.
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National Golf Day Is April 25

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·22 January 2018
Annually, CMAA joins the leaders of the US golf industry’s most prominent Allied Associations in meeting with members of Congress and their staffs to highlight and discuss golf's significant economic, environmental, and human contributions for National Golf Day. The 11th annual event will be held on April 25, 2018. Read more... (log in required)

DOL Proposal Would Change Tip Sharing Rules

CMAA Legislative Report Blog· 8 December 2017
On December 5, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) rescinding portions of its tip regulations. The proposed rule would only apply to employers who do not take a tip credit.

State Trend: Predictive Scheduling Regulations

CMAA Legislative Report Blog· 7 December 2017
States across the country are taking aim at what are commonly identified as "just-in-time," "call-in," or "on-call" scheduling. Predictive scheduling regulations have already been enacted in New York City, Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, and Oregon (effective July 1, 2018). Similar legislative proposals are outstanding in other states including California.

How to Keep Your Employees Safe This Winter

CMAA Legislative Report Blog· 7 December 2017
Cold weather, snow, ice, and freezing rain have already impacted many areas of the country. Despite the outside conditions, many club employees have to get their jobs done. Take time to remind your employees and supervisors about cold weather hazards. Working in cold weather can be just as dangerous as working in excessively warm weather.

House Bill Would Make E-Verify Mandatory

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·26 October 2017
In September, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced HR 3711, the Legal Workforce Act. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill on October 25 by a vote of 20-10.
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OSHA's Top Ten Most Cited Violations for 2017

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·23 October 2017
Preliminary data on the 2017 most cited violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was recently previewed at the 2017 National Safety Council's Congress & Expo and published by Safety + Health magazine.

What Buy American and Hire American Could Mean for Visa Programs

CMAA Legislative Report Blog· 6 October 2017
In April, President Trump issued the Buy American and Hire American executive order.
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CMAA and Allies File Comments to EPA's Waters of the US Rule Recodification

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·28 September 2017
On September 25, CMAA and its Golf Industry allies submitted their official comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in regards to the recodification of preexisting rules regarding the Waters of the United States (WOTUS). This is the first step in the rescission process that proposes to re-codify the regulations that existed before the 2015 Clean Water Rule.
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CMAA and Allies Respond to DOL Request for Information on Overtime

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·28 September 2017
On September 23, CMAA and its allies in the golf and club industry filed official comments on the July 2017 Request for Information, specifically seeking feedback on the 2015 overtime regulations enacted by the Department of Labor (DOL).
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Court Overturns Overtime Rule

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·22 September 2017
On Thursday, August 31, United States District Judge Amos Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a final ruling, overturning the Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2016 overtime rule
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Additional H-2B Visas Exhausted for FY2017

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·20 September 2017
The additional 15,000 H 2B visas made available in July for FY2017 have been exhausted. 
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DOL Solicits Feedback on the Overtime Rules

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·11 August 2017
On July 26, 2017 the Department of Labor published a Request for Information (RFI), specifically seeking feedback on the overtime rules.
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OSHA Proposes New December 1 Deadline for Electronic Reporting Requirements

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·12 July 2017
For clubs with 250 or more employees, the first reporting deadline for the updated OSHA reporting requirements was slated to be July 1, 2017.

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