ClubPay Blog


What Proposed FLSA Regulations Mean for Your Club's Budget

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.

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Understanding Employer Obligations for FMLA and ADA Leave

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.

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Tips if a Paid Sick Leave Law is enacted in Your State

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. 

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Faster, Simpler and More Effective Hiring for Clubs

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.

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Three Steps to Bypass Employer Mandate Penalties at Your Club

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:

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“Should Haves” in your Club Employee Handbook, II

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.

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“Should Haves” in your Club Employee Handbook

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.

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Q&A: When Are Work Breaks Paid?

Jan 23, 2015 10:43:00 AM

Federal and State requirements as to the length and timing of breaks that you are required to compensate for presents many questions regarding compliance and ensuring employee's adhere to Club policy.  Here we will address a few questions on how to compensate for work breaks appropriately.

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3 Steps to Help Your Club Avoid ACA Employer Mandate Penalties

Jan 2, 2015 12:13:00 PM

After controversy, debate, and delays, the Employer Mandate has arrived. This provision of the Affordable Care Act (also known as the “Play or Pay” provision) 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.

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ClubPay Clients Success: FAQ we hear from Clubs…

Dec 19, 2014 4:23:00 PM

Last month we held a webinar presentation for our ClubPay Clients to show how ClubPay’s reporting enhancements can be utilized to easily comply with upcoming ACA requirements, and we covered a few of the most Frequently Asked Questions our Client Service Team has received from our Clubs regarding common compliance concerns.  To help ensure awareness of the information we covered for our Clients and other Clubs who may be interested, we put together a summary of our discussion, plus examples of the ACA compliance reports shown. 

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