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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.

EPA and Department of the Army Propose Rule to Rescind WOTUS

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·28 June 2017
On June 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army (Corps) issued notice of the forthcoming publication of their proposed rule to repeal the 2015 Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule. The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register in the next few days.
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DOL Withdraws Independent Contractor Guidance

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·12 June 2017
On Wednesday, June 7, Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of the independent contractor guidance first issued in July 2015.  The July 2015 guidance offered an expanded application of the multi factor

Risk Management Update - Drones and the Club Industry

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·23 May 2017
As clubs continue to seek new ways to market their products and amenities, and to gain efficiency in the services they provide, more and more they are relying on innovative technologies such as drones. Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have gained in popularity in a variety of industries over the past several years and have developed some very useful applications for the club industry.
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Handling the Upcoming July 1 OSHA Reporting Deadline

CMAA Legislative Report Blog·17 May 2017
For clubs with 250 or more employees, the first reporting deadline for the updated OSHA reporting requirements is coming up on July 1, 2017. Under the final rule published in May 2016, businesses with 250 or more employees will now be required to electronically report injury and illness information to OSHA. This is the type of information that is currently maintained on OSHA Forms 300, 300A and 301.
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Passes Health Care Overhaul Repealing Employer Mandate

CMAA Legislative Report Blog· 8 May 2017
On Thursday, May 4, the House of Representatives passed HR 1628, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 by a vote of 217 to 213. This measure eliminates several of the unpopular tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) including the individual mandate penalties to have insurance and the employer mandate.

Congress Expands H-2B Availability Through FY2017 Spending Package

CMAA Legislative Report Blog· 5 May 2017
The FY2017 spending package will provide much-needed relief to clubs and other seasonal employers who rely on H-2B visas to fill peak season jobs at their businesses. A provision included in the measure would give the Department of Homeland Security the authority to adjust the annual limit of 66,000 visas. The increase would be limited to no more than the maximum number of visas issued in years when the returning worker exemption was in effect. It is estimated the new cap could be approximately 84,000.

House Passes Bill to Alter Overtime

CMAA Legislative Report Blog· 5 May 2017
On Tuesday, May 2, the US House of Representatives passed HR 1180, the “Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017.” The measure amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to allow private employers, including clubs, to utilize compensatory time in lieu of providing overtime pay.

Supreme Court Declines to Halt WOTUS Consideration

CMAA Legislative Report Blog· 4 April 2017
On Monday, April 3, the Supreme Court declined a request by the Trump Administration to delay consideration in the National Association of Manufacturers vs. the Department of Defense. This case is not specific to the merits of the Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule but instead addresses the issue of jurisdiction, specifically which courts should hear challenges to the Clean Water Act. The Trump Administration requested a delay in consideration due to its recent executive order to the Environmental Protection Agency to proceed with rescinding and/or revising the Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule through the regulatory process.

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