CMAA’s Advocacy Committee and Members Converge for National Golf Day

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On Wednesday, May 1, representatives of the We Are Golf coalition, including the Club Management Association of America (CMAA) converged on Capitol Hill for the twelfth annual National Golf Day to educate lawmakers on the industry’s economic, environmental, health, and charitable benefits as well as to lobby on issues of chief importance to our industry. The substance of the meetings focused on the labor and environmental legislation and regulation impacting clubs and courses.

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FY2019 Spending Package Impacts H-2B Visa Availability

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HR 648, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, was signed into law on February 15 and included a provision to increase the availability of H-2B visas for the remainder of FY2019.  

 
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What You Need to Know About the Shutdown(1)

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The partial federal government shut down officially began on at 12:00 p.m. midnight on December 22. More than 800,000 workers have been furloughed nationwide. While some operations like national security are deemed necessities, nine of fifteen regulatory agencies are closed until further notice.

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H-2B Visa Cap Met for First Half of FY2019

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On December 11, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the H-2B visa cap for the first half of the 2018 fiscal year had been reached. The final receipt date was Thursday, December 6. This is approximately three weeks earlier than the cap was hit in FY2018.

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Proposed Recruitment Change for H-2B Visas

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On November 9, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) jointly proposed a rule to modernize the recruitment provisions employers seeking H-2B nonimmigrant workers must conduct when applying for a temporary labor certification.

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CMAA Members Participate in Eleventh Annual National Golf Day

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National Golf Day 2018 Members

On Wednesday, April 25, representatives of the We Are Golf coalition, including the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) converged on Capitol Hill for the eleventh annual National Golf Day to share the industry’s economic, environmental, health, and charitable benefits as well as to lobby on issues of chief importance to our industry. With New economic impact figures measuring the total size of the golf economy nationally were released, illustrating a 22 percent increase since 2011, for a total of $84.1 billion. One in 75 jobs in the US is linked to the golf industry. Read More... (Log In Required) 

New Federal Bill on the CMAA Watch List: Clarifying Seasonal Employees

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Introduced by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Angus King (I-ME), S.2670 would provide clarity for the definition of seasonal employees related to the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. It would create one definition for these employees instead of the current confusion with separate definitions for “seasonal worker” and “seasonal employee.” Read More... (log in required)