Top HR Compliance Pitfalls at Clubs and How to Avoid Them

Among other HR compliance pitfalls, private clubs must focus on wage and hour issues such as recordkeeping obligations, off-the-clock work and compensation to golf and tennis professionals.  In addition, the club industry is susceptible to the #metoo movement, which will now require clubs to be extra vigilant in their policies and procedures when encountering harassment claims.

Jeffrey H. Ruzal is a member of Epstein Becker Green’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office. He is a member of Epstein Becker Green’s wage and hour group and leads the firm’s hospitality service team. Ruzal represents clients in such diverse industries as hospitality, financial services, retail, health care and technology. 

Jeffrey H. Ruzal

Attorney, Epstein Becker Green

Jeffrey H. Ruzal is a member of Epstein Becker Green’s Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office. He is a member of the firm’s wage and hour group and leads the firm’s hospitality service team. Ruzal represents clients in such diverse industries as hospitality, financial services, retail, health care and technology. 

Ruzal has written numerous articles on wage and hour issues that have been included in, among other publications, Law360, Hospitality Law Magazine and Luxury Hoteliers Magazine. He has also been interviewed and quoted by NPR News, Law360, SHRM.org, Club Industry, and Private Duty Insider with respect to many national and local wage and hour issues. Ruzal frequently speaks at conferences and webinars on a variety of important wage and hour topics. 

Ruzal is a co-editor of Epstein Becker Green’s Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog and its award-winning Wage & Hour Defense Blog, and is also an editorial advisory board member of Hospitality Law magazine. He is a contributing author to Lexis Practice Advisor on wage and hour topics. In addition, Ruzal represents Epstein Becker Green on The Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations advisory board. 

Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Ruzal served as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Solicitor, in New York, N.Y., where he was responsible for civil enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the DOL’s implementation of regulations from wage and hour investigations through trials.

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