Co-authored by Thomas W. Tobin The litigation-related duty to preserve relevant evidence, including electronically stored information (ESI), is well established and widely known in the legal community and the business world. Despite broad familiarity with this obligation, many corporate litigants have recently been subjected to severe sanctions due to an increasing judicial intolerance for the ...Read more
Co-Authored By: Peter Campbell Sode Whether it’s the Hotel Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica, CA, the Millennium Broadway Hotel Times Square NYC, NY, the Comfort Suites Mission Valley Hotel, San Diego, CA or the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, allegations of discrimination are not new to the hotel industry. Unfortunately, the hospitality industry ...
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Originally published on HotelExecutive.com In the hotel industry, the myriad of complex business relationships also creates legal land-mines for the unwary. In that regard, hotel asset managers, hotel operators and franchisors should be extremely mindful of their legal obligations to their client, the owner of the hotel. Even if the hotel is a single asset, ...Read more
Time Flies When You Are Having Fun: Start getting those H-1B petitions ready for the 2015 filing season
Yes, it’s that time again – time to prepare to file your H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2016. Starting April 1, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting H-1B petition filings – subject to the cap – for the next fiscal year, which begins October 1, 2015. We strongly recommend that H-1B petitions ...Read more
Beef Grinding Logs Study Objective: To describe recordkeeping practices of beef grinding activities in retail establishments. Study Results: We surveyed 125 establishments and where available, reviewed grinding records. We found that less than half of establishments kept grinding records. Only 22% of records had all data needed for effective traceback (e.g., grind date and time, ...Read more
Despite a travel management company’s (TMCs) daily efforts to create the best possible travel program for your business some bookings still go astray. Sometimes travelers won’t book through your preferred channel or they’ll book their own choice of hotel over the internet. When this happens, gaps start to appear in your data and your reporting. ...Read more
How well do your employees follow company guidelines for business travel? Are there areas in your travel program where improved compliance could save you more? As demand for air travel and accommodation increases and market conditions continue to change, traveler compliance will become even more important for corporates keen to maintain control of their travel ...Read more
With the hotel industry’s 2015 contracting season upon us, corporates should have now started the rate negotiation process. But how can you lock in more competitive rates with hotels to attain better value for the year ahead? This paper gives you the insight and strategies to strengthen your negotiation prowess so everyone wins. One of ...Read more
Does Your Hotel or Resort Use Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation or Non-Disclosure Agreements? Should It?
Imagine that your hotel has hired a sales staff to develop conference or resort business. You have paid that sales staff to develop relationships with companies, travel agents and other key people. After years of work and expensive networking, 30 percent of your revenue is now tied to those relationships. Those contacts and relationships are ...Read more
Many municipalities have enacted ordinances that authorize local police agencies to enter a hotel during regular business hours and request an inspection of the guest register to obtain information as to who is in the hotel, when they checked in and their anticipated check out time, how long the guest has stayed in the hotel, ...
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