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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 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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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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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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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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Impact of the Presidential Executive Orders on Employee Payroll Tax Relief and Unemployment

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 White House 2020

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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Navigable Waters Protection Rule Faces Legal Challenges

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With the effective date looming, two legal challenges have been faced by the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR). On June 19, the federal district courts in California and Colorado ruled on separate requests for preliminary injunctions to stop the rule from going into effect on June 22.

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Understanding the Impact of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule

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In January, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, permanently replacing the repealed 2015 Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule which dramatically expanded federal jurisdiction over waters and wet areas in the US, including most water bodies on golf courses.

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