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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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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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Department of Labor Finalizes Independent Contractor Rules and New Administration Freezes

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On January 6, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule which outlines how clubs and all employers should determine a worker’s status as an employee or an independent contractor. The final rule implements the following criteria...

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DOL Tip Sharing Rule On Hold

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On December 22, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule adjusting the tip provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL began the rulemaking process in October 2019 as a clarification to a policy rider enacted by Congress in the FY2018 Spending Package, passed in March 2018.

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EEOC Addresses Mandatory Vaccines in the Workplace

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On December 16, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated and expanded its technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic, What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws.

In the new section, ADA and Title VII Issues Regarding Mandatory Vaccinations, the EEOC first addressed questions about mandatory vaccine employment policy.

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