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Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I recently read a National Review article by Maggie Gallagher that referred to the freedom of association as the “forgotten freedom.” The article itself was only loosely connected to the world of private clubs—it examined the action by the government of California to mandate that all campus groups at California universities permit any more»
Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Nearly four decades ago, the Federal Water Pollution Control Act was amended to more effectively regulate pollutants discharged into its protected waters. Through those amendments, the law was renamed the Clean Water Act (CWA) and its enforcement agency, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was given the authority to determine what was more»
Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Q: What are the most common issues addressed in the management letter following a club audit? How should management respond? A: Club operations have garnered increased attention from club boards during the recent economic downtown. Pressure to cut costs inevitably results in internal controls suffering—specifically segregation of duties. Crucial to more»
Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
On June 29, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed changes to the country’s overtime rules that could significantly impact the private club industry. Under current law, salaried employees making at least $455 per week ($23,660 per year) and who meet the requirements under the “primary duty” test are exempt from overtime compensation. more»
Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Technology today is mostly about software; sometimes the software is “wrapped in hardware” such as a smartphone or moisture sensor, and sometimes it’s a software product such as a reservation system, but it’s useful to think of all this technology as software. Why has computer technology exploded in the past 50 years? It improves more»
Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Every club is vulnerable to crises, from natural disasters to sudden accidents. Although these emergencies are uncomfortable to imagine, preparing a comprehensive disaster plan can save headaches, money and lives. Reasons for Disaster Planning Some disasters occur in the blink of an eye, such as a drowning fatality. Others, like a hurricane, can be more»
Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
If you have not initiated a vigilant effort to enhance your club’s cyber security systems, it’s time to take action. It has never been more critical to proactively protect your club. Cino Companies has had the opportunity to audit and assess many IT environments over the years, but there has never been a time like this when even the smallest of more»
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