Defined Contribution (401(k)) Legal and Regulatory Update

(Accounting and Finance, Human Resources) Permanent link

6_16_2015_175wThe regulatory landscape for Defined Contribution plans such as 401(k), 403(b) and 457 are constantly being reviewed and analyzed by the Department of Labor (DOL) as well as Congress in the form of new bills being introduced. It is important to stay abreast of current and potential changes to rules and definitions as they make their way through the legislative process. Read more...

Résumés: Does It Have to be Truthful or Is There a Creative Leeway?

(Human Resources, Interpersonal Skills) Permanent link

1_20_15_175wLewis Thomas III once claimed on his résumé that he held a Ph. D and had notable former employers, such as President Obama and Hillary Clinton. Once he claimed to be a school principal, where in fact he was just a teacher at the time. more...

Is Your Employment Practices Liability Insurance Covering the Right Risks?

(External and Governmental Influences, Human Resources) Permanent link

10_30_14_175wWhile no employer is immune from employment-related lawsuits, particularly in a sluggish economy, the hospitality industry faces unique, yet recurring, challenges in terms of employment-based claims – and thus is particularly reliant on employment practices liability insurance (EPLI). Because the hospitality industry is among the leaders in workplace diversity, discrimination claims based on race, gender, religious beliefs and sexual orientation are commonplace. more...

The Labor of Labor – Three Profit Leaks

(Accounting and Finance, Human Resources) Permanent link

10_16_14_175wPicture this: Some of your employees may leave a few minutes early for lunch or perhaps return a few minutes late. Some may punch in early but are not eligible to be paid until their scheduled time and they are paid based on their punch. It happens.  more...

Luck Ain’t Gonna Be Enough

(Human Resources) Permanent link

08_21_14_Dartboard 175How often have you heard a friend gush at someone else’s extraordinary luck?

“Wow! He must be really lucky to get that job!”

Admittedly, the competition for high-paying, prestigious jobs is fierce, there could be more than 100 applicants fighting for one vacancy. From an outside perspective, it may seem that whoever receives the job offer must be extremely lucky.

Yes, some applicants might be lucky enough to have someone vouching for them; a friend or a family member already working for the organization. Or maybe, they happened to be in the right place at the right time.  more...

Employers Hit With Background Check Lawsuits

(External and Governmental Influences, Human Resources) Permanent link

07_24_14_175wEmployees and job applicants are filing class action lawsuits against employers alleging that they are using invalid forms to obtain consent for background checks as part of their hiring process. The lawsuits allege violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681, et seq. (FCRA), which provides for statutory damages of up to $1,000 for each instance when an employer obtains a consumer report without proper disclosure and authorization. more...

Human Resource Management – Developing a Framework for Success from the Ground Up

(Human Resources) Permanent link

06_17_14_175wThe structure and focus of the typical club management team has changed significantly over the last two decades with the addition of Membership Marketing Professionals, Member Communications specialists and, most recently, the position of Human Resource Manager or Director. The people taking on these new roles must be provided with appropriate tools and a supportive network of peers in order to be successful. more... 


Spring Cleaning Your LinkedIn and Online Profiles

(Human Resources, Social Media) Permanent link

06_12_14_175wThe weather is warming up, flowers are starting to bloom and the trees are starting to wake up from their winter slumber. You know what this means, right? It’s time to clean up—the backyard, your closet of last season’s clothes and your online profiles.
Your LinkedIn and Social Media Profiles

Spring is the season of new beginnings, so it’s just right to take advantage of this time to start a new (and better) chapter in your career. more...

This information is provided for informational purposes only. The contents are presented with no warranty, either expressed or implied by the Club Managers Association of America. No legal responsibility is assumed for the outcome of decisions, commitments or obligations made on the basis of this information. If your club is faced with a question concerning legal issues, you should contact the club’s legal counsel for the specific application of the law to your situation.