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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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Court Decision Leaves WOTUS in Murky Waters

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In August, the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) was vacated by a federal District Court in Arizona, effectively dismantling the rule nationwide. The NWPR provided clarity about what waters fall under federal vs. state jurisdiction and instituted clear rules for property owners. It has been in effect and enforceable in most states since June of 2020.

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OSHA Issues COVID-19 Workplace Guidance Update

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In its second update this summer, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its existing COVID-19 guidance for ensuring worker safety.

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Additional FY2021 H-2B Visas Exhausted

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As of August 13, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received enough petitions to exhaust the supply of additional H-2B visas released in July.

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Senate Proposes Ending Employee Retention Tax Credit Early

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In its massive infrastructure legislative package, the Senate has proposed language to end the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC).

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Limited Additional H-2B Visas Available for FY2021

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On July 23, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that a limited number of additional FY2021 H-2B visas are now available for returning workers from any country of origin.

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House Committee Rejects Damaging Changes to the H-2B Visa Program

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On Tuesday, July 13, CMAA and its allies on the H-2B Workforce Coalition became aware of draft language in the Fiscal Year 2022 Department of Labor Appropriations bill that would devastate the H-2B program and make it virtually impossible for many employers to use the program.

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Keeping Young Workers Safe at Your Club

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Did you know that July is the peak employment month for young workers? Since 2017, workplace injuries for teens have trended upward and this summer the Department of Labor is reminding employers to #AskBeforeTheTask to ensure youth employees remain safe this summer.

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