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Is Your Club Tip Pool Legal?

May 4, 2016 7:46:38 AM

Does the Department of Labor (DOL) have the authority to enforce rules related to tip pooling if the employer does not take a tip credit?  Yes.  According to the recent ruling in the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, employers cannot require tipped employees to share their tips with un-tipped employees. 

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Attract, Recruit, and Onboard New Hires with Ease

Apr 13, 2016 4:48:16 PM

Studies show each year, nearly 25% of workers go through some type of career transition; particularly in the hospitality industry most new hires decide whether to stay within the first six months on the job.  Replacing a talented club employee can cost two times the worker’s salary, and the monetary value is only part of it. A failed hire impacts your whole team by increased workload, poor morale and overall job satisfaction.

First impressions matter, starting with recruitment to making your new employee feel confident to work at their fullest potential from day one.  By implementing a systematic hiring and onboarding process you can improve the success rate of your new hires assimilation with your club’s culture, increase time-to-productivity, and decrease turnover. Here are some steps to help you hire and retain your best staff:

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Are Your Independent Contractors Misclassified?

Feb 24, 2016 5:08:30 PM

Studies suggest that 10-30 percent of employers may misclassify their employees as independent contractors.  To help employers properly classify their worker as either employees or independent contractors, the Department of Labor (DOL), and the IRS have publicized test to examine the workers economic realities and control assessment in effort to determine proper classification.  

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Must Do! OSHA Form Posting Deadline is February 1st

Feb 1, 2016 9:13:39 AM
All employers with ten or more employees are required to keep an OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and must post the previous year's log summary in a common work place today.
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IRS Announces Extension for ACA Reporting

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.

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Tool to defend against new Overtime Rules

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.

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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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