The Legislative Report blog provides timely information on federal and state legislation and regulations and state trends as well as the myriad issues affecting the private club industry. A companion to CMAA's Legislative website, this resource should be your first stop for any information regarding legal, tax or legislative club-specific issues.

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H-2B Visa Update: Cap Hit for First Half of FY2021

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As of November 16, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated cap of 33,000 on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the first half of fiscal year 2021. For petitions received on November 16, USCIS utilized its lottery system to allocate H-2B visas. Read More (Log In Required) 

OSHA Updates Frequently Cited COVID-19 Violations and Issues $2.4 Million in Fines

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The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued guidance and an accompanying one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections.

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#ClubIndustryVotes - November 3 Is Election Day

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Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities we have as US citizens. Every vote counts! We encourage you to exercise your civic duty and let the lawmakers know our industry is voting while making its voice heard in Washington, DC.

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OSHA Updates FAQs on Reporting COVID-19 in the Workplace

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On September 30, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published additional frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) regarding the need to report employees’ in-patient hospitalizations and fatalities resulting from work-related cases of COVID-19. To date, OSHA has issued $490,575 in fines for coronavirus violations.

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CMAA Joins Effort to Ask for COVID Relief Before Election Recess

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CMAA has joined a new coalition of public and provide sector leaders including our allies in the golf and hospitality industry to ask Congress to act on COVID relief before its election recess. COVID Relief Now, a new coalition...

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Employee or Independent Contractor? DOL Proposes Changes to Regulations

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Golf Caddy Leg Blog

The Department of Labor has proposed a new rule to determine a worker’s status as an employee or an independent contractor. In the publication of the proposed rule, the DOL stated that it “is revising its interpretation of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in order to promote certainty for stakeholders, reduce litigation, and encourage innovation in the economy.”

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Skinny Stimulus Package Fails in Senate

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The Senate returned from its August recess last week (September 8) and immediately began working on a stripped down or “skinny” stimulus package. Unlike the House-passed HEROES Act or its previously proposed HEALS Act, its overall cost and proposals were streamlined significantly.

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