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HospitalityLawyer.com® converges legal, safety, and security solutions for the hotel, food and beverage, private club, meeting, event, and corporate travel industries.

We are a worldwide network of attorneys that focus on hospitality, travel and tourism issues; a marketing conduit for suppliers of legal, safety and security solutions to reach hospitality developers and operators in need of those solutions; we mitigate critical incidents, injuries, litigation and liability within the hospitality industry, in the U.S. and abroad by facilitating the creation, collection, and dissemination of legal, safety and security information, products and services.

WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

Attorney of the Week
Andria Lure Ryan

Andria Ryan is a partner in the Atlanta office and she serves as the chair of the firm’s Hospitality Industry Practice Group. She represents employers in virtually every area of employment and labor law. Andria represents employers throughout the United States in defending employment discrimination and harassment cases as well as handling traditional labor matters such as unfair labor practices and union campaigns. She spends much of her time counseling employers in day to day employment and labor decisions and educating employers about prevention and practical solutions to workplace problems. She is a frequent speaker to industry groups and human resources professionals on such topics as avoiding harassment in the workplace, maintaining a union-free workplace, avoiding discrimination claims, proper interviewing, and effective discipline and discharge techniques. In 2007, she received the Chairman’s Award from the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association for her development of the Employment Compliance Guide for Colorado Hospitality Employers.

Law Firm of the Week
Foley & Lardner

Foley & Lardner LLP looks beyond the law to focus on the constantly evolving demands facing our clients and their industries. With over 1,100 lawyers in 24 offices across the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia, Foley approaches client service by first understanding our clients’ priorities, objectives, and challenges. We work hard to understand our clients’ issues and forge long-term relationships with them to help achieve successful outcomes and solve their legal issues through the practical business advice and cutting-edge legal insight. Our clients view us as trusted business advisors because we understand that great legal service is only valuable if it is relevant, practical and beneficial to their businesses. On April 1, 2018, Foley combined with Gardere, Wynne & Sewell LLP. The combined firm operates as “Foley Gardere” in Austin, Dallas, and Houston, and as “Foley Gardere Arena” in Mexico City through its subsidiary, Gardere, Arena y Asociados, S.C. All other offices operate as Foley & Lardner LLP.

Company of the Week
Ethics Suite

Ethics Suite is the first workplace misconduct, theft, and fraud reporting platform developed exclusively for the hospitality industry, with distinct, industry-wide reporting sites for the lodging and foodservice sectors: HotelEthics.com, RestaurantEthics.com, and BarEthics.com. This is the first confidential, independent, and anonymous method designed for hospitality employees to report to their employer any conduct that may be unethical, illegal, or in violation of workplace policies or professional standards. These reports are accepted confidentially and shared with the business owner or their designated representative. Ethics Suite believes this is the most effective way for an organization to remain informed about conduct that may impact their business before it becomes costly and unmanageable. They also offer a complementary back-office system, MyEthicsSuite, that allows users to track each report, the actions taken in response, and final resolution. Founded by industry veterans who have investigated thousands of allegations in hotels, restaurants, bars, and casinos, Ethics Suite has seen first-hand the adverse impact this kind of misconduct can have on a business and its workforce. They believe that this reporting channel will help the industry form a united front against wrongdoing that will act as a powerful deterrent.

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Our CONVERGE BLOG focuses on legal, safety, and security challenges for Hospitality, Travel, Travel Vendors and Corporate Travel Buyers as individuals and businesses.
Our blog features exclusive content from our contributors, who collectively represent the full spectrum of hospitality law, risk management and comprehensive duty of care solutions.

Safety Tips to Prevent Ladder Injuries in Your Hotel

Ladders are a common tool utilized by the maintenance and engineering staff in nearly every hotel. They enable personnel to reach high places for a variety of reasons such as hanging banners, changing light bulbs, checking sprinkler heads, dusting high areas, accessing roof areas, and so much more. Yet, each year there are more than ...
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Global Mobile Consumer Survey: U.S. Edition

Are U.S. consumers apathetic about apps? When it comes to smartphones, could bigger be better? How do consumers feel about the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend? When choosing a mobile device, how great a consideration is price? The results aren’t what you might think – and keeping abreast of ever-changing consumer preferences is key ...
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Securing Your Next Big Meeting or Conference: 5 Tips on Event & Site Security

1428Executive Summary: Event Security and Site Protection Conferences, meetings, and tradeshows can be a great way for organizations to showcase themselves to the public, discuss important issues, and boost employee morale. However, high profile events can present operational and reputational risks if they are not conducted effectively. Security issues, in particular, can hamper operations and ...
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Coup in Egypt: Brief Analysis and Travel Warning

After ideological clashes between the Egyptian populace and President Mohammed Morsi, the military staged a coup on July 3rd and deposed Morsi. The new authorities have also targeted many leaders within the Muslim Brotherhood, imprisoning several and conducting surveillance on others. The military has appointed a judge as Egypt’s interim leader, and promised the people ...
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