NCA Connect

November 2013

Published Friday, November 1, 2013

As the Holidays Approach: Review Holiday Pay Practices: Federal, State and Internal Club Rules
It is that time of year again when clubs, like many businesses, move to holiday schedules. As always, it is important to determine the proper pay for employees during holiday periods.  Keeping up with the developing wage and hour laws is difficult.

Clubs Drive New Membership, Retain Members with Family Friendly Amenities: Play Areas as a Proven Success
Some clubs are upping the game when it comes to children. They’re moving from being “family friendly” to family focused. This article takes at look at two clubs that have created a special, safe atmosphere in which young families can play together.

There’s No Such Thing as Casual Manners: Private Clubs Can Help Shape the Next Generation
Private clubs have a unique opportunity to help next generation leaders shape and refine manners and social graces while cultivating the essential interpersonal communication skills necessary to advance in today’s intensely competitive, high-tech and global society.

Art, Accents & Interior Architecture: Design with Your Club’s Brand in Mind
The focus of this article on club enhancement and branding through art, accents and interior architecture begins with these questions: “Is my club accessorized as an extension of our mission and as a branding statement?” and “Do these accoutrements resonate with our members—young and old, male and female?” If not, perhaps it’s time to rethink your club’s brand by taking a more artistic approach.

Laws & Regs

The End of the Shutdown/Debt-Ceiling Crisis; New Rule for Employers Who Hired During the Shutdown – Nov. 5 Deadline; Clubs Must Display New FMLA Poster and Review New Rules; D.C. and Maryland Work Together to Raise Minimum Wage; Same-Sex Marriage Update; Three Cities to Require Paid Sick Leave in 2014. 

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