MGCA continues to monitor issues that may affect your golf course. Please contact our office if you have any questions about a specific bill.
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Daylight Savings Time Update: Current action taken: Click here to read letter to House Ways & Means Committee.
The new salary level test for wage and hour exempt status goes into effect January 1, 2020. The new regulation raises the salary level test to $684/week or $35,568/year. This means for a position to be classified as exempt (Executive, Professional, or Administrative) and be paid on a salary basis while meeting the duties tests of those exemptions, it must be paid at least the salary above. That is unless the employer chooses to use a non-discretionary bonus to meet, at most, 10% of the minimum salary level.
Fact Sheet 17U, put out this month, clarifies this new regulation. An employer may reduce the salary threshold by 10% if it also pays a non-discretionary bonus to that position. The Fact Sheet states only non-discretionary bonuses may be used to satisfy this requirement. A non-discretionary bonus and incentive pay including commissions are those that are “guaranteed” to a worker if certain conditions are met. These are bonuses “based upon a predetermined formula… bonuses for quality and accuracy of work, retention bonuses, and commissions based on a fixed formula.” 29 C.F.R.778.21 (c ).
CLICK HERE FOR CALL TO ACTION TO GOVERNOR to Restore Pure Michigan Funding
MGCA Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee sent this letter in response to Governor Whitmer vetoing the Pure Michigan funding for 2019-2020. CLICK HERE FOR LETTER
MGCA's Tom Schwark takes a seat on SBAM's Legislative Action Council. Congratulations, Tom!
SBAM’s Legislative Action Council is a premier group of small business owners that directly makes all decisions regarding SBAM’s involvement in public policy issues. As a member of the LAC, Tom will be a part of quarterly meetings where the Council will go through in-depth public policy with expert presentations and roundtable discussions on pressing matters in Michigan politics. Through this process the Legislative Action Council looks at pressing topics to interpret the impact on Michigan’s small business community as a whole, whether or not SBAM should engage in the policy discussion, and assists in creating the plan for SBAM’s team of lobbyists moving forward to impact that policy.
With Tom’s past work as the MGA’s Government Affairs Chair, he will be a fantastic addition to the Council and provide much needed insight on the overall impact public policy has on Michigan’s golf industry.
The MGCA government affairs takes the lead in legislative advocacy for the golf industry in Michigan. We need YOUR voice to make the MGCA voice louder.
MICHIGAN GOLF DAY AT THE CAPITOL June 6, 2019
Allied Golf Associations Join Forces to Bring Message to Legislators
LANSING – “Let’s do lunch at the turn Michigan Legislators!”
The Michigan golf industry will share its message with each state legislator on Thursday, June 6, by presenting the popular Michigan Golf Day at the Capitol event.
The Michigan Golf Course Association, the Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Michigan Section PGA, the Golf Association of Michigan, the Greater Michigan Club Managers Association, and the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation, which form the Michigan Golf Alliance, will convene on the lawn of the state Capitol and visit with each legislator.
“The Michigan Golf Alliance created this event to facilitate golf industry representatives introducing themselves and informing the Legislators and their staff on who we are and what our industry brings to the State of Michigan,” Jada Paisley, executive director of the MGCA said. “I can't overstate the importance of this day in delivering the message to our government leaders.”
The Voice of Michigan Golf Business” Heard!
to minimize the effects that the minimum wage and earned sick time bills will
have on your business!
“The MGCA joins the Small Business for a Better Michigan coalition to support LegislativeAdoption of the MI Time to Care ballot proposal”