The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently released two final rules for menu and vending machine labeling. “Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments” significantly expands FDA’s regulatory reach into restaurants and beyond. The rule stems from the Affordable Care Act and the compliance date is Dec. 1. FaegreBD ...Read more
Twitter®, Instagram®, Facebook®, Pinterest® and other social media websites and apps are great ways to interact with friends, family and potential customers. They are great avenues for advertising and promotion of one’s business and brand. A brand owner can share their latest offerings, get people excited about new products, develop brand awareness, etc.—the possibilities are ...Read more
DOJ Further Delays Release of Highly Anticipated Proposed Website Accessibility Regulations for Public Accommodations
For those who have been eagerly anticipating the release of the U.S. Department of Justice’s proposed website accessibility regulations for public accommodations under Title III of the ADA (the “Public Accommodation Website Regulations”), the wait just got even longer. The recently released Spring 2015 Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions reveals that DOJ’s Public Accommodation Website Regulations ...Read more
The perils of unpaid internship programs have received much attention in the mainstream media in the past year, leaving some employers decidedly nervous about continuing to offer them. Conde Nast is one company which announced it would no longer offer its internship program in 2014 after two former interns (one who worked at W magazine, ...
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We recently provided guidance on reducing the all hazards threat to small business. Readers may remember that we touched on physical threats to your infrastructure and equipment stemming from broken or damaged structures, debris in hallways or access routes, faulty electrical lines, etc. We made brief mention of the “insider threat” but did not dwell ...Read more
So your company is expanding and, for the first time, you’ll be sending key employees abroad to work in other markets. While the opportunities for expansion may appear limitless, so is your potential liability for failing to protect your employees from the myriad problems they may face while traveling on business. While some risks may ...
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August 6, 2013 By Dr. John Hogan, CHA CHMS CHE CHO The two questions posed in this article were prompted by last week’s news in the American media. They both deal with purchases that were substantially lower than the sale of the same assets over the last decade. I’m referring to the $70 million sale ...Read more
Dear Hospitality Professional: HELLO! The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center at TransCen, Inc., and researchers at the University of Maryland at College Park, are conducting a survey of your experiences with providing reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities in the hotel and lodging industry. We hope our study’s findings will guide development of training and technical assistance activities for ...
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There is no legal requirement that an employer adopt a dress or appearance policy, but many restaurant and hospitality employers are looking to create (or maintain) a certain image. For good business reasons, hospitality employers adopt policies regulating dress and appearance in their workplaces. Employers may not only dictate uniform requirements, but they may expect a certain style and ...Read more
As more reports of bed bug incidents surface, travel managers may want to ask the following questions of a destination: Has the hotel identified bed bugs on the premises in the last twenty-four months? If so, what steps did the hotel take to eliminate the infestation? What types of preventative training occur at the hotel? ...Read more