By Doyice Cotten
Health clubs and other sport-, recreation-, and fitness-related businesses or organizations often provide child care programs for pre-school or older children in order to better accommodate the parent. They often require the parent to sign a liability waiver. Of course, such parental waivers are not enforceable in many states; in fact, they are commonly enforced in only about 15 states.
Management should consult their local attorney for two reasons: first, to learn if parental waivers are enforceable in that state,