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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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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“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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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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Club Employee On-boarding: New Hire Prepping Tips

Jul 14, 2014 4:51:00 PM


Attract, Recruit, and Onboard New Hires with ease...

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

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Help Avoid a DOL Wage and Hour Audit - Webinar Download

Jun 27, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Because of EEOC’s renewed focus on facially neutral employer policies that may have a “disparate impact” on protected classes of employees; it is prudent for Club Management to be thoroughly reviewing and auditing your Club’s policies and pay practices with an HR or Employment Law Professional.

For details about EEOC’s Strategic Plan and why all the hype now, when enforcement hasn’t been an issue… continue reading: Why it is Vital to Audit Your Club’s Pay Policies

How can HRO help?

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Meet Our Club Industry HR Expert, Clare Vazquez

May 23, 2014 12:25:00 PM

Register today, for ClubPay’s Education Webinar discussion: Is your Club prepared for a Wage and Hour Audit?  Our HR Partner, Clare Vazquez will share with us why the number of wage and hour class action lawsuits are on the rise and offer relevant information that may help your Club avoid or be prepared for a DOL Wage and Hour Audit.

Clare Vazquez’s diverse HR background has enabled her to bring an innovative, practical and fresh perspective to HR issues. She has consulted with many Fortune 500 companies across a wide variety of industries including hospitality. Clare is an experienced leader performing a principal role in conducting harassment investigations, policies and procedures development, talent acquisition and selection, organizational leadership, and recruitment process.

We are proud to have Clare’s expertise on our Club HR team; with Clare’s Club Industry experience and knowledge of Labor and Employment Law she is a perfect fit to help our Club clients respond confidently to the unique challenges in today's employment market.  ClubPay is committed to identifying opportunities to support and deliver value to our customers and the Club Industry at large.  As an example of our “make a difference” philosophy we invite you to join us for our complimentary education webinar: Is your Club prepared for a Wage and Hour Audit?

During the Wage and Hour Seminar you’ll find answers to the big question, including:

  • When is an employee exempt from wage and hour laws?
  • Common problem areas that may be the focus of an audit, including exemptions, off-the-clock work, break and meal periods, and recordkeeping; and
  • Dos and don'ts for responding to a DOL wage and hour audit.
  • How to prevent an investigation.

Don’t miss this "priceless" opportunity to learn from our Club Industry HR Expert the Dos and Don'ts for responding to an investigation. Register Here, for this "Free" HR Education Webinar: June 12th at 2:30pm EST.

During this time of uncertain and sometimes confusing Federal and State employment regulations being imposed that can present economic challenges for non-compliance.  ClubPay has enhanced Human Resource offerings to help assess your Club’s current HR practices and procedures with our advanced HR Consulting services.  Our goal is to address the diverse needs of each club client and serve as your partner for future growth.

Are there aspects of your Club’s existing HR practices that are unsatisfactory or could benefit from improvements? 


Contact us for an HR Analysis today!


Rely on ClubPay’s Human Resource expertise for… (HRO) HR Outsourced Services Plus

For a full list of ClubPay's HRO Services, View Brochure Here


Clare Vazquez, HR Business Partner – Clare has a Master's degree in Labor and Employment Law from New York Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Management of Human Resources from Palm Beach Atlantic University.   Clare is Six Sigma Certified (Green Belt).  Connect with Clare via LinkedIn

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Is your Club prepared for a Wage and Hour Audit?

May 15, 2014 5:38:00 PM

Due to the rise of wage and hour class action lawsuits against the hotel and hospitality industry, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor has authorized an increase of enforcement to conduct investigations and target industries with indications of widespread violations.  In our next ClubPay Education Webinar, our Club Industry HR Expert will share ways to help your Club avoid or be prepared for a DOL Wage and Hour audit.

Join us for a complimentary ClubPay Education Webinar discussion with our Club HR Expert, on ways to help your Club avoid or be prepared for a DOL Wage and Hour audit.

Is your Club prepared for a Wage and Hour Audit?
Thursday, June 12th • 2:30pm EST

During the Wage and Hour webinar you’ll find answers to the big questions, including:
· When is an employee exempt from wage and hour laws?
· Common problem areas that may be the focus of an audit, including exemptions, off-the-clock work, break and meal periods, and recordkeeping; and
· Dos and don'ts for responding to a DOL wage and hour audit.
· How to prevent an investigation.

Go here for Webinar Details and Registration Link.

Join us for this "Free" HR Education Webinar on Thursday, June 12th at 2:30pm EST.

Would you like to learn how we can help reduce liability exposures for your Club? Contact Us to speak with a ClubPay HRO Specialist. 

See a full list of upcoming ClubPay Webinars.

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