Watch Your Step: Ethical Pitfalls for Today’s Clubs to Avoid

Written by: Daniel Conti Jr., CHAE, CAM The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a lot of financial pressure on clubs around the country. Many have experienced a shortfall in expected revenues. Club leadership has had to make difficult decisions on how to treat their employees while still being fiscally responsible. With…

Club Tax Expert Explains New IRS Guidance on Employee Social Security Payroll Tax Holiday

Written by: Brad Steele, J.D. Attention, clubs: on August 8, the United States President issued an executive order deferring a portion of your employees’ payroll taxes. This payroll tax holiday runs from September 1 to December 31, and only employees making less than $104,000 per year qualify. In that same…

AHLA National Day of Action to Save Hotel Jobs

An important word about the HotelsAct, an initiative from an HFTP Allied Partner (republished from Hotel Online) Written by: Danny Hudson It comes as no surprise that the hotel industry is hurting. The drop in travel and occupancy was quickly reflected in the supplier community, group and event locations, technology companies…

Retirement Planning During Covid-19: What Has Changed with the U.S. CARES Act

The economic decline and market volatility resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic has created anxiety around retirement planning and financial security in the United States. In response, the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (more popularly known as “the CARES Act”) brought immediate changes and relief to 401(k) retirement…

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Insurance Industry: Are You Covered?

This week, the general industry HFTP Hangout took a close look at the state of the U.S. insurance industry and how coverage operates in a pandemic. With nearly all hospitality businesses going on lock-down for several weeks or months and hemorrhaging revenue in that interim, many are now looking to…

Considerations for Hotel Profitability Trends, Re-opening and Work from Home

Round 1 – U.S. and European Hotel Performance Trends in a Downturn The latest round of HFTP Hangouts kicked off this week with a data-driven session presented by HotStats. This session provided an in-depth overview of current operational and profitability data from hotels in both the United States and Europe….

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AHLA Advocacy Efforts Encompass All Hospitality Touchpoints

Presented by: Chip Rogers and Kevin Carey, AHLA This Spring’s economic pause has sent a shock-wave to businesses worldwide, with the hotel industry especially hit hard as travel has essentially halted. At the center are the hotels themselves; but in connection, are the numerous suppliers and businesses which support their…

Questions You May Not Have Considered Regarding U.S. Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Moderated by: Clare Vazquez-Peace and Rachel Comella, CertiPay Am I allowed to ask about an employee’s symptoms or require a doctor’s note? These questions and many more were addressed during the HFTP Hangout that took place on Thursday, April 23, moderated by human resources experts Clare Vazquez-Peace and Rachel Comella…

HFTP Hangout: So Many Federal Relief Benefits – But, What Is Best for Your Club and Employees?

Presented by: Brad Steele, Private Club Consultants During a frantic 14-day period in March, the United States Congress passed new laws to provide benefits and directives affecting U.S. businesses in response to the current pandemic. The U.S. federal government has passed three laws now to help businesses and employees, and…

Relief to Help Hospitality Businesses Weather Economic Impact of COVID-19

It is not news that the world is seeing a period of economic decline unlike any it has ever seen. We are all experiencing it. In response to the stagnant economy brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Federal Government has in the past month passed several relief…