Overwhelming Demand Leads to Latest H-2B Visa Lottery

By | June 12, 2018

In less than a week after the Department of Homeland Security placed 15,000 additional visas for temporary workers into circulation, it was inundated with petitions and announced it was cutting off further applications and would select recipients through a computer-generated selection process. Even for club and resort properties that have their petitions selected, however, there […]

Bill Provisions in Congress Could Increase H-2B Visa Availability

By | March 13, 2018

A provision in the House of Representatives’ spending bill would require the Department of Homeland Security to increase H-2B visas after the Department of Labor certifies that American workers were unwilling or unable to fill seasonal positions. The total increase in the visas would be limited to about 120,000, up from the current cap of […]

Attempt to Increase Maryland Clubs’ Property Taxes Fails Initial Vote

By | February 20, 2018

A state legislator has pushed for a measure to end a longstanding practice of assessing land at $1,000/acre, but a vote targeting clubs in affluent Montgomery County failed. Del. David Moon will now try to gain support for a statewide initiative that would tax 1 percent of a club’s market value.

NCA Issues Call to Action Against Maryland Club Tax Proposal

By | November 8, 2017

Proposed legislation by Delegate David Moon would remove a tax break that benefits clubs in Montgomery County, Md. The National Club Association is “working with our member clubs to gauge the interest of club leaders in working together to stop this effort.” On November 3, C&RB reported on a proposed legislation by Delegate David Moon […]

NCA Head Writes Rebuttal to Editorial Opposing Aid to Hartford Club

By | August 17, 2017

After the Hartford (Conn.) Courant editorialized against a $100,000 grant for the business club from the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development as “a poor decision and tone-deaf to the state’s fiscal and social realities,” National Club Association President/CEO Henry Wallmeyer charged the newspaper with relying on “clichéd and obsolete characterizations” and ignoring private clubs’ contributions and important roles.

15,000 Additional H-2B Visas Issued by Trump Administration

By | July 19, 2017

The extra temporary, seasonal work visas represent a 45% bump in the number normally issued for the second half of the fiscal year. In order to qualify for the additional visas, clubs must attest that they are likely to suffer irreparable harm without employing H-2B workers, and must undergo additional mandatory recruitment steps to identify […]