As fast food workers across the country stage walkouts in a push for a $15 hourly wage and the Obama administration renews its call to boost the federal minimum wage, states on the left coast have already embraced employee-friendly increases. Oregon, the state with the second-highest minimum wage in the country, announced last week that ...Read more
Occupational fraud and crime is a significant and growing exposure for all industries, including hospitality. In recent years, the challenging economy has helped to drive the incidence of these crimes. A study by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners: 2012 Report to the Nations) found occupational fraud caused $3.5 trillion ...Read more
With the holidays right around the corner, many businesses will host festive company outings and events for their employees, including parties at the office—and often these celebrations include alcohol. Employers need to understand the legal parameters of having alcohol in the workplace in order to establish a safe, responsible and enjoyable work environment for their ...
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Social Media is the new land of opportunity for all in manufacturing and retail. Facebook and Twitter alone allow restaurants, hotels, and bars unprecedented conversation with their customers. The access to these consumers is in real time and moves beyond the capabilities of any standard brand website. Understandably, motivation to interact with consumers by offering ...Read more
We all have our pre-flight rituals. Some passengers need a coffee and a magazine. Others, not as keen to flying, spend their time before takeoff silently praying that the engines don’t fail; as it turns out, engine integrity may be the least of their worries. Recent studies indicate that the health and job satisfaction of ...Read more
(St. Louis – Nov. 13, 2013) – Today, Maritz Travel joined the fight against human trafficking by signing ECPAT-USA’s Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct (The Code) during a company-wide town hall meeting. Signing The Code, a set of business principles travel and tourism companies implement to specifically combat child sex trafficking, symbolizes Maritz Travel’s commitment to helping raise awareness of ...
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Boss: Time for your lunch break. Employee: Naw, I’ll just finish up what I’m working on and take my break later. Boss: That’s fine with me, but you are free to go now. Employee: Gotcha! Now you owe me a premium for taking a late break! Is a scenario like this possible? Well, of course, ...Read more
Co-Authored By: Lucy Bisognano The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforces regulations aimed at federal government contractors, with a specific eye towards preventing both intentional and unintentional employment discrimination based on any protected class (e.g. race, sex, or disability). Many employers think that the OFCCP has no interest in them because they do ...Read more
Lately, bars, lounges and nightclubs are using a variety of new devices that scan patron identification cards upon entry, storing the information for future reference, and in some instances, sharing the information with other proprietors or using it for marketing purposes. The justification for the scanners is that they assist in age verification and fake ...Read more
Each year, HospitalityLawyer.com hosts the Global Congress on Travel Risk Management in Houston, Texas. This conference serves as a converging force for travel risk management, uniting every role (travel, legal, risk, compliance, safety and security, human resources) involved in Duty of Care in a dynamic environment of experts and stakeholders. We proudly announce the successful ...Read more