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Published Thursday, July 14, 2016
FOR AN EMPLOYEE to be exempt from overtime compensation, three requirements must be satisfied: He must be paid on a salary basis, and He must earn a minimum amount of salary each week, and He must meet the appropriate primary duties test covering “white collar” employees. In May, the Department of Labor (DOL) finally released its new Overtime more»
Published Thursday, July 14, 2016
SUPERIOR PRIVATE CLUBS are very diligent in matters of governance. Those clubs know the truth of Peter Drucker’s admonition, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” In fact, culture in private clubs is governance. Poor governance under­mines effective strategy and excellent governance creates great possibilities. The National Club more»
Published Thursday, July 14, 2016
FOR SOME IN THE CLUB INDUSTRY, the term “Millennial” has al­most taken on the air of a four-letter word as the generation composed mostly of twenty-somethings remains a bit of a mystery. With headphones permanently implanted and eyes that are seemingly unable to break the invisible chains of their mobile devices, this generation gave birth more»
Published Thursday, July 14, 2016
IN THE SUMMER OF 2010, my family had just purchased a home in Alexandria, Virginia, and we were looking forward to our third child’s arrival. In short: We were busy. The last thing on our minds was how to spend our free time. Thus, my first experiences at Belle Haven Coun­try Club, which was just a few minutes away from where we were more»
Published Thursday, July 14, 2016
Published Thursday, July 14, 2016
The phones lines at the National Club Association have been lighting up with private clubs asking specific questions related to member discipline. The across the board inquiries highlight the need for a comprehensive review on the law governing member discipline and how clubs can avoid potential liability. Clubs that are not member-owned, such as clubs more»
Published Thursday, July 14, 2016
Private clubs have traditionally utilized service charges on food and bev­erage sales to supplement club revenue. In most cases, this revenue is used to pay higher wages to all of the employees at the club—including managers and employees not included in the definition of “tipped employees.” This system was developed to allow the clubs more»
Published Thursday, July 14, 2016
HOW DO YOU ADDRESS SAFETY? Are you proactive or reactive? Or do you not do anything because you don’t know what you don’t know? All clubs want to protect their employees from undue harm. Carefully assessing and addressing on-the-job hazards and reviewing federal and state safety compliance regulations and proper safety procedures can help clubs more»
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