Feb 1, 2016 9:13:39 AM
Jan 4, 2016 7:43:13 PM
In effort to help employers meet the Affordable Care Act 2015 reporting requirements, the IRS announced on December 28th an extended deadline for reporting on offer of health coverage- Form 1095-B, and the coverage provided- Form 1095-C.Read More
Dec 2, 2015 12:29:54 PM
During our recent webinar discussion with Alfred Roush, Esq. SPHR, SHRM-SCP, it became apparent when the revised overtime regulations proposed by FLSA go into effect the potential compliance issues in how employers determine which employees are exempt, and those entitled to overtime is complicated, and if not done correctly, may result in significant liability for an employer.Read More
Oct 30, 2015 5:20:24 PM
Prepare now for inevitable salary changes to occur in 2016
Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the regulations governing the white collar exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act is anticipated in its final form to be implemented some time in 2016. Currently, a salary basis test requires executive, administrative, and professional employees be paid at least $455 per week, or $23,660 annually as the first test of being an exempt employee. The proposed changes would increase the salary test to $970 per week, or $50,440 annually. This proposed salary level increase is substantial and clubs need to prepare for the effect this may have on their bottom line.Read More
Oct 5, 2015 9:43:00 AM
When an employee has a medical condition and needs some leave time or other job adjustments, they are often protected by two separate and distinct federal labor laws: the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The purpose of this article is to explain how these two pieces of legislation interact and to describe some best practices for you with respect to leave administration.
Sep 2, 2015 9:40:00 AM
An emerging trend in employment law has started to take hold, requiring employers to offer paid sick leave to workers. As of July 1, 2015, California and Massachusetts are required to offer paid sick leave. Bills introduced in many other states are advancing and likely to follow.Read More
Jul 15, 2015 6:10:00 AM
Your success begins with your Club’s recruitment effort. In order to gain a competitive advantage and maximum return on your payroll investment, you must hire the “best” not the “best you can find”. In today’s employment market, to reach qualified Generation X & Millennial candidates, you have to meet them where they hang out – on the web. Be sure to develop an overall strategy though, just placing traditional ads on an expensive job board will most likely do nothing but increase your recruitment costs. Take some time to write out positions in a language your target audience recognizes.Read More
Apr 28, 2015 9:28:00 AM
Clubs subject to ACA's shared employer responsibility need to begin accurately collecting coverage data in 2015 to comply with additional ACA reporting requirements in first quarter 2016. The Employer Mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act requires all employers with 50 or more full-time equivalent employees to offer a certain level of health insurance coverage at an affordable rate to all full-time employees or face a possible penalty.
It’s important to note that the IRS will only apply Employer Mandate penalties to an organization if the employer is subject to the Employer Mandate, fails to comply with the Mandate, and has at least one full-time employee shop in the Marketplace and receive a federal premium subsidy. Employers have no control regarding whether a full-time employee opts to shop in the Marketplace, so the only fool-proof way to avoid penalties is to follow these three steps:Read More
Mar 17, 2015 3:45:00 PM
Part 2: 8 Ways to Foster Best Staff and Showcase your Club’s Work Culture
In part one of this two part article post we covered a few club-specific policy considerations for your Employee Handbook to help protect your club’s reputation and liability. Today, in part two we will share 8 ways your Club Employee Handbook can help motivate your team, retain your best staff, ensure compliance, and how these aspects work to promote your club’s culture and reputation for excellence.
Feb 24, 2015 4:15:00 PM
Part 1: Interpersonal Relationships Policy between Club Staff and the Membership
Building member relationships is the cornerstone of success for private club operations and one of the most important aspects to attain consistent, quality relationships is by retaining your best staff for many years. Perhaps the most important tool to foster your employees and help assure your club culture is not compromised by complacency in standards of conduct is your Employee Handbook. We will share some “should haves” in your Employee Handbook to help promote your club culture, develop confident, productive employees, and inspire pride within your staff to be a part of your exceptional organization. Plus, we will offer advice on some club-specific policies regarding employee and member relationships.