Welcome

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.

Posts by Category

Recent Posts

Search Blog

EPA and Army Propose Return to Pre-2015 WOTUS Rule

 Permanent link

In late November, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of the Army announced the advance release of their proposed rule to officially codify the return to the pre-2015 Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule.

 Read More  (Log In Required) 

OSHA Suspends Implementation and Enforcement of Vaccination & Testing ETS

 Permanent link

Department of Labor Building

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has added language to its website stating that it has “suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement” of its COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) “pending future developments in the litigation.”

 Read More  (Log In Required) 

Infrastructure Legislation Passage Ends Employee Retention Tax Credit Early

 Permanent link

A bridge being built

In the recently signed massive infrastructure legislative package - HR 3684, the INVEST in America Act, Congress has retroactively ended the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) effective September 30, 2021.

 Read More  (Log In Required) 

DOL Responds to Requests for More H-2B Visas and DHS Announces Eligible 2022 Countries

 Permanent link

World Map

As of September 30, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) received enough petitions to exhaust the supply of 33,000 H-2B visas allocated for the first half of Fiscal Year 2022. This is nearly six weeks earlier than the date the allotment of visas was exhausted in the first half of FY2021. Immediately following this announcement, CMAA joined with allies on the H-2B Workforce Coalition to urge the Departments of Labor and Homeland Security to exercise their authority to release additional visas.

 Read More  (Log In Required) 

OSHA Issues Emergency Standard on Workplace Vaccinations and Court Temporarily Freezes

 Permanent link

Gloved hand holding a needle

Update: On November 6, the US Circuit of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit temporarily halted the enactment and enforcement of the OSHA ETS. In its ruling, the Court cited “grave statutory and constitutional issues.” This is the first of many legal challenges that the ETS is expected to face.

 Read More  (Log In Required) 

DOL Finalizes Updated Tip Credit Rules

 Permanent link

server holds two plates of food

The Department of Labor has announced the final updated tip credit rule that limits the amount of time that tipped employees can perform non-tipped work when an employer utilizes the tip credit. This codifies the DOL’s move away from the 80/20 guidance previously in practice, as first proposed earlier this year. The updated rule is effective December 28, 2021.

 Read More  (Log In Required) 

First Half FY2022 Visas Exhausted Enforcement

 Permanent link

As of September 30, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received enough petitions to exhaust the supply of 33,000 H-2B visas allocated for the first half of Fiscal Year 2022.

 Read More  (Log In Required)