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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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DOL Issues COBRA Premium Assistance Guidance and Model Notices

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On April 7, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance implementing the American Rescue Plan’s Continuation of Health Coverage premium assistance provisions.

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DOL Makes Further Changes to Tip Sharing Rule

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On March 23, the Department of Labor announced further changes to the implementation of the 2020 final rule adjusting the tip provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Previously, the DOL had delayed the implementation of the rule.

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Department of Labor Announces Withdrawal of Independent Contractor Rule

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On March 11, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its intentions to withdraw the final independent contractor rule which would have been used to redefine a worker’s status as an employee or independent contractor.

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House of Representatives Passes PRO Act

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On March 9, the House of Representatives passed HR 842, the Protecting the Right to Organize Act by a vote of 225 to 206. The PRO Act proposes the most significant overhaul to federal labor law in decades.

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American Rescue Act: What’s in it for Clubs?

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On March 11, HR1319, known as the American Rescue Act, was signed into law. It is the largest COVID-related stimulus to date and includes rebate payments to individuals, unemployment insurance enhancement, and aid to state and local governments.
 
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H-2B Visa Update: FY2021 Cap Met

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As of February 12, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received enough petitions to reach the congressionally mandated annual cap of 66,000 on H-2B visas for temporary nonagricultural workers for the fiscal year 2021.

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Stringent COVID-19 Workplace Guidance Issued by OSHA

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On January 29, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued more stringent guidance for employers regarding COVID-19 in the workplace, citing existing regulations which require employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace free from recognized hazards likely to cause death or serious physical harm.

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