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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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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Employee Payroll Tax Relief Guidance Released

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In early August, the President issued an Executive Order, creating a tax deferment for employees. As expected, the Internal Revenue Service has issued follow up guidance.

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Exceptions for Visa Program Freeze Announced

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The Department of State has issued national interest exceptions for the June Executive Order which suspended most visa programs through December 31.

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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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