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NCA Alert: DOL Releases Final “Walkaround” OSHA Inspection Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a final rule amending its “Representatives of Employers and Employees” regulation to clarify that employees can authorize a third-party employee representative to accompany an OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) during

NCA Alert: DOL Releases Final Independent Contractor Rule

The Department of Labor (DOL) yesterday released a final rule amending the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to clarify when workers should be classified as independent contractors or employees, who can receive full minimum wage and overtime, and other protections under the FLSA. The rule implements the

NCA Alert: Hospitality & Leisure Leads Job Growth

Hospitality & Leisure Leads Job Growth This morning, the Department of Labor released the September jobs report and notably, the hospitality and leisure sector led with 96,000 jobs created. The overall number of jobs created last month was 336,000. The wider service sector, which includes

NCA Alert: DOL Releases Proposed Overtime Rule Changes

This morning, the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act by extending overtime protections to salaried workers earning less than $1,059 per week, about $55,000 per year. The current income threshold

2022 Club Benchmarking Labor Survey

DIFFICULTY ATTRACTING and retaining staff and upward pressure on hourly wages have challenged the private club industry the last several years. In August 2022, Club Benchmarking (CB) conducted a labor survey to quantify the extent to which clubs have been affected by those challenges and

The Pandemic, Club Staffing, and What We Can Do

AFTER TWO YEARS on the pandemic roller coaster, the club industry is facing a paradox of people—specifically members and employees—that poses a threat to club culture. On the member side, many clubs have been surprised to find themselves in a position of strength after two

Looking at Capitol Hill’s 2022 Calendar

“Everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to help Mom do the dishes.” – P.J. O’Rourke I had the occasion to meet and speak briefly with libertarian humorist P.J. O’Rourke and attended a book release at the CATO Institute in 2018 where