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Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage and overtime pay standards affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state and local governments. It provides an exemption from both its minimum wage and overtime pay provisions for individuals employed as bona fide executive, administrative and professional employees. As a general more»
Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015
How many golf professionals, tennis pros or fitness instructors do you have on staff? Does your club require the use of caddies? Most importantly, are these workers classified as employees or independent contractors (ICs)? With the Department of Labor’s (DOL) newly released guidance on classifying workers, the answers to these questions will likely more»
Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Q: What are best practices that both the club Audit/Finance Committee and club employees should follow to make sure internal controls are protecting against cyber attacks? A: It almost seems commonplace when reading or listening to the news that some major corporation has fallen victim to a cyber attack. The reporting typically touches on how many more»
Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Q: What are some best practices to maintain a safe alcohol program that will reduce our club’s exposure to liquor-related incidents/claims? A: The key to protecting a private club from claims relating to liquor liability is awareness, training and timely action. Overindulgence of alcoholic beverages at a club can cause accidents, with devastating more»
Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Q: What is the difference between an employment contract and offer letter? A: This seems to be the age-old question both from candidates and Selection Committees and one we thought best to partner with an expert, Scott Centrella, to provide a detailed response. As the defining document at the inception of the employment relationship, in most instances an more»
Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Q: We continue to struggle in our dining program. What are other clubs doing that makes them successful? A: Food and beverage programs remain the single biggest challenge area for private clubs. That’s the result of multiple factors, including serving a limited audience, changing tastes, and the inherent difficulty in creating and maintaining a more»
Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Henry Wallmeyer began his tenure as NCA’s President & CEO on Sept. 29. In this interview with NCA, Wallmeyer discusses his professional experience, goals and vision for NCA, including his aspirations to strengthen NCA’s influence in the club industry and its role as the advocate for private clubs. What is your background? I am coming to more»
Published Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here to stay and clubs must comply with it. Signed into law in March 2010, the ACA has survived numerous challenges and repeal votes, and after June’s King v. Burwell Supreme Court decision, it’s unlikely that any major changes will occur in the near future. Clubs are making adjustments to comply with the ACA, more»
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