What You Need to Know About the Shutdown(1)
What You Need to Know About the Shutdown(1)

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 10 Jan

The partial federal government shut down officially began on at 12:00 p.m. midnight on December 22. More than 800,000 workers have been furloughed na

Four Additional States Enjoined from 2015 WOTUS Rule
Four Additional States Enjoined from 2015 WOTUS Rule

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 21 Sep

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

OSHA Proposes to Ease Electronic Reporting Requirements

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 31 Jul

Beginning last December, clubs with 250 or more employees were required to electronically report injury and illness information to OSHA. On July 30,

EPA Clarifies Intent to Repeal 2015 WOTUS

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 2 Jul

On June 29, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to the July 2017 p

Florida Chapter Releases Hurricane Irma Impact Report

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 25 Jun

Florida clubs were hit hard by extreme weather in 2017. Hurricane Irma devastated clubs throughout the Southwest and Northeast. To create a thorough

DHS Announces Additional H-2B Visas for FY2018

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 31 May

On Friday, May 25, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the availability of 15,000 additional H-2B visas for FY2018. In the announceme

Monitoring Your Club's Brand

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 31 May

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

CMAA Members Participate in Eleventh Annual National Golf Day
CMAA Members Participate in Eleventh Annual National Golf Day

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 4 May

On Wednesday, April 25, representatives of the We Are Golf coalition, including the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) converged on Capitol

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

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 20 Apr

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 Af

FY2018 Spending Package Impacts H-2B Visas, Proposed Tip Rules, and More
FY2018 Spending Package Impacts H-2B Visas, Proposed Tip Rules, and More

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 23 Mar

HR 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, was passed by Congress on March 22. Two specific policy provisions were included in the Act, which impa

2018 H-2B Visa Supply Exhausted
2018 H-2B Visa Supply Exhausted

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 23 Mar

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received requests for approximately 47,000 H-2B visas for the second half of FY2018. As a result, USC

EPA Delays Applicability of WOTUS Rule for Two Years
EPA Delays Applicability of WOTUS Rule for Two Years

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 5 Feb

On January 31, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2

National Golf Day Is April 25
National Golf Day Is April 25

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 22 Jan

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

DOL Proposal Would Change Tip Sharing Rules
DOL Proposal Would Change Tip Sharing Rules

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 8 Dec

On December 5, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) rescinding portions of its tip regulations. The propose

State Trend: Predictive Scheduling Regulations
State Trend: Predictive Scheduling Regulations

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 7 Dec

States across the country are taking aim at what are commonly identified as "just-in-time," "call-in," or "on-call" scheduling. Predictive scheduling

How to Keep Your Employees Safe This Winter
How to Keep Your Employees Safe This Winter

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 7 Dec

Cold weather, snow, ice, and freezing rain have already impacted many areas of the country. Despite the outside conditions, many club employees have

House Bill Would Make E-Verify Mandatory
House Bill Would Make E-Verify Mandatory

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 26 Oct

In September, Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced HR 3711, the Legal Workforce Act. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill on Octob

OSHA's Top Ten Most Cited Violations for 2017
OSHA's Top Ten Most Cited Violations for 2017

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 23 Oct

Preliminary data on the 2017 most cited violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was recently previewed at the 2017 Nat

What Buy American and Hire American Could Mean for Visa Programs
What Buy American and Hire American Could Mean for Visa Programs

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 6 Oct

In April, President Trump issued the Buy American and Hire American executive order.

CMAA and Allies File Comments to EPA's Waters of the US Rule Recodification
CMAA and Allies File Comments to EPA's Waters of the US Rule Recodification

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 28 Sep

On September 25, CMAA and its Golf Industry allies submitted their official comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in regards to the recodif

CMAA and Allies Respond to DOL Request for Information on Overtime
CMAA and Allies Respond to DOL Request for Information on Overtime

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 28 Sep

On September 23, CMAA and its allies in the golf and club industry filed official comments on the July 2017 Request for Information, specifically see

Court Overturns Overtime Rule
Court Overturns Overtime Rule

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 22 Sep

On Thursday, August 31, United States District Judge Amos Mazzant of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a fina

Additional H-2B Visas Exhausted for FY2017
Additional H-2B Visas Exhausted for FY2017

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 20 Sep

The additional 15,000 H 2B visas made available in July for FY2017 have been exhausted.

DOL Solicits Feedback on the Overtime Rules
DOL Solicits Feedback on the Overtime Rules

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 11 Aug

On July 26, 2017 the Department of Labor published a Request for Information (RFI), specifically seeking feedback on the overtime rules.

OSHA Proposes New December 1 Deadline for Electronic Reporting Requirements
OSHA Proposes New December 1 Deadline for Electronic Reporting Requirements

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 12 Jul

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
EPA and Department of the Army Propose Rule to Rescind WOTUS

CMAA Legislative Report Blog · 28 Jun

On June 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army (Corps) issued notice of the forthcoming publication of their propos