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Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Issues For Clubs: National Club Conference Education

Changes in the regulatory landscape—especially with regard to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—have clubs wondering how to balance employee benefits with the club’s financial needs. At the same time there has been a marked increase in employment litigation, making clubs wonder if their policies and practices are legally sound.

At this year’s National Club Conference, learn from experts about two pressing issues facing clubs today: the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the need for risk management, especially related to employment lawsuits. The “Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Issues for Clubs” education track is specially developed to help prepare your club to face the legal challenges that line the road ahead.

Complying with ACA: Implementing the New Health Care Law

With the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act fast approaching on January 1, 2014, clubs must prepare for the new challenges this health care law will present. NCA’s authoritative program, “Complying with the Affordable Care Act,” will give you a chance to hear from NCA’s Brad Steele on the steps clubs should take to fully comply with the new law and protect their bottom lines.

The National Club Association stands as the primary source of information about how the new health care law will impact private clubs. NCA is a leading expert on the Affordable Care Act, its requirements, and how clubs can prepare for this new law. NCA’s webinars, Club Director and NCA CONNECT articles, and presentations across the country have provided crucial information on the latest regulations and the law’s most significant impacts.

This session will answer critical questions for your club, including:

  • Does your club face penalties as an employer under the law?
  • What are the key deadlines?
  • What additional costs can be expected?
  • What must be included in the government-approved plans?
  • What new taxes will be imposed on club members because of ACA?
  • What other new taxes will be imposed on club members?

Don’t leave your club unprepared! Hear about these important issues before the Affordable Care Act’s full implementation, and ensure your club is ready to face them all.

Employment Law Issues for Private Clubs

Are your club’s employment policies exposing you to legal risks? Escalating numbers of employment-related lawsuits in workplaces across the U.S.—including in private clubs—show how employment law can significantly impact a club’s operations.

It’s crucial that club leaders understand how to avoid risking employment-related claims. The “Employment Law Issues for Private Clubs” panel will address complex issues presented by current employment laws and will prepare your club for issues that new laws may present. This session will features private club attorneys Brian McPherson and Robin Baker of Gunster Law Firm as panelists, as well as Robyn Stowell of Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP as the moderator.

Gain insight from top experts on employment law issues at private clubs concerning:

  • Union issues
  • Background check issues
  • Workplace harassment
  • Wage and hour issues, including employee breaks and overtime
  • Seasonal hires
  • Performance reviews and evaluations
  • Employee fraternization
  • Offsite events worked by club employees

Learn how recent National Labor Relations Board rulings are expanding the traditional territory of labor law. Even at nonunionized clubs, these rulings may have significant implications with regard to what “concerted activities” employees are legally permitted to undertake, such as permissible usage of social media at the workplace and the lawfulness of arbitration agreements.

This forum discussion has the potential to address many additional key topics that could help you safeguard your club from serious legal challenges. Don’t leave your club at risk; learn how to protect your club at the National Club Conference.

For more information on the National Club Conference, or to register, please visit

The 2013 National Club Conference is sponsored by: Condon O’Meara McGinty & Donnelly LLP, Plastiq, the NCA Foundation, Northstar Club Management Software, ClubSoft, Clubessential, and Judd Brown Designs, Inc.

Curtis Rogers is NCA’s assistant manager, marketing communications.