Please feel free to provide us with your suggestions to make these clauses even more mutual, clear, and effective. You’ve likely had the experience of receiving a proposed meeting/event contract that is so one-sided you want to throw it in the trash. Then you have to spend hours negotiating the same clauses that have been ...Read more
Are lawyers an obstacle to progress on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability? Having followed the evolution of the discussion on Corporate Social Responsibility, Creating Shared Value and Corporate Responsibility, and having witnessed the myriad attempts by corporations to define their policies and efforts in this area, I am constantly amazed by the decisions made in international ...Read more
Employee theft is a significant source of loss in the hospitality industry. Reports have found that 34% of employees in the 18-29 age bracket believe that stealing from their employer is justifiable. It is believed that as much as one-third of all restaurant failures are due, in significant part, to theft by employees, and the ...Read more
If you read Part 1 of this article, you should already be convinced of the importance of addressing domestic violence in your organization and hopefully, you’re ready to learn how to develop and implement an in-house program. This piece will layout the steps to building, launching, and maintaining an effective, cost saving (and possibly life ...
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As the shutdown of the U.S. government continues, some three thousand furloughed Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) safety inspectors will remain off-duty until the situation changes. Most air traffic controllers are working without paychecks and essential support personnel. This means airlines are currently regulating themselves in terms of safety standards, a scenario described by Mike Perrone of Professional ...Read more
According to a recent study from Deloitte, reputational risk and fallout from bad public relations are now considered the top risk mitigation priorities for large companies. While many senior executives say they are making progress on strategic risk management issues, the broad spectrum of companies polled reported that reputational risk concerns have risen from third ...Read more
Extended stay hotels remain a fast-growing segment of the hotel industry. These hotels cater to a variety of customers, including business travelers, vacationers, and families or individuals who may need temporary or semi-permanent housing. Extended-stay hotels often give customers the option of daily, weekly, or monthly payment rates, allowing the occupant to remain at the ...
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To Pay or Not to Pay? As the school year begins again, it is a great time for hoteliers to think about their unpaid internship programs. Unpaid internships can be great symbiotic relationships. College students or individuals trying out new fields are willing to work for free in exchange for real-life work experience and something ...Read more
There was a significant increase in the number of class-action lawsuits in 2012 brought by a former intern, many of whom were in unpaid positions working in the business sector. But recently the educational community received a wake-up call when Hamilton College was hit with a class-action lawsuit involving its paid interns. The Facts In ...Read more
I’ve had this book for about two years now. I found it at a used book sale. I almost passed it by, but was genuinely moved by the collection of personal stories complied by the staff of Newsday and the Tribune Company. If you choose to pass on the book, I understand; it is not ...Read more