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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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Stringent COVID-19 Workplace Guidance Issued by OSHA

(Dept of Labor, OSHA) Permanent link

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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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OSHA Reporting: February and March Deadlines

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Annually, clubs are responsible for meeting annual recordkeeping obligations to OSHA. Don’t forget these upcoming February and March requirements.

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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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It’s Summer: Time to Refresh Your Club’s Heat Illness Prevention Program

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Heat Symptoms

It is hot outside and your team is working extra hard providing sanitation and disinfection in your outside spaces – on the course and courts, at the pools and the marina, and in new, ad hoc dining and fitness spaces. Make sure these employees are trained and monitored as part of your club’s heat illness prevention program.

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Winter Weather Safety

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Snow / Cold Stress

Winter is here in full force in many parts of the country. Despite the outside conditions, many club employees have to get their jobs done. It is a great idea to remind your employees and supervisors about cold weather hazards using these OSHA resources...

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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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DOL Plans on Tip Pools, Overtime, and OSHA Recordkeeping

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The Department of Labor (DOL) issued its fall regulatory agenda and there are several items of interest to the club industry

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