Impact of the Presidential Executive Orders on Employee Payroll Tax Relief and Unemployment

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On Saturday, August 8, President Trump issued four executive orders (EO). Two of the four have specific implications for clubs and individuals working in the club industry.

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What the Next Stimulus Package Might Include

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On Monday, July 27, the Senate leadership unveiled their proposal for the fourth stimulus package, the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act. With the August recess looming and the expiration of many provisions of the other COVID-19-related stimulus packages, there is an urgency to pass this round of stimulus legislation.

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DOL Issues Final Rule on Incentive-Based Pay & the Fluctuating Workweek Method

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In May, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a new rule revising its regulation for computing overtime compensation for salaried, nonexempt employees who work hours that vary each week (i.e. a fluctuating workweek) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The final rule clarifies that payments in addition to the fixed salary, such as incentive-based pay, are compatible with the use of the fluctuating workweek method, and that such payments must be included in the calculation of the regular rate as appropriate under the FLSA.

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CMAA and Industry Allies Petition Congressional Leadership on PPP Exclusion, Employer Tax Retention Credits Extension, and More

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On Monday, July 20, CMAA and its allies in the golf and club community submitted a letter to the leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate outlining the best avenues for recovery legislation to address the needs of the industry. These comments were collaboratively submitted by the National Club Association, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, the National Golf Course Owners Association, the PGA of America, and CMAA. 

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State Trend: Continuing To-Go and Off-Premises Alcohol Consumption

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During the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on in-person dining, many state laws have been relaxed to allow for to-go and off-premises alcohol consumption. Now it looks like that trend could be here to stay for a while as state legislatures seek to provide relief for hospitality businesses and restaurants.

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Congress Extends Payroll Protection Program into August

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On June 30, the Senate passed S.4116, extending the application period for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The House of Representatives passed it the following day and the President signed it into law on July 4.

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Navigable Waters Protection Rule Faces Legal Challenges

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With the effective date looming, two legal challenges have been faced by the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR). On June 19, the federal district courts in California and Colorado ruled on separate requests for preliminary injunctions to stop the rule from going into effect on June 22.

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