Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Paris ISIS Commando Made Use of Sophisticated Weaponry, Technical Expertise and Strict Operational Security

The world has witnessed once again a horrific terrorist attack on European soil.  It comes as the third attack in France so far this year, having been preceded by the bloody Charlie Hebdo office and Kosher supermarket attack in January and the Paris-bound train attack in August.  That attack, in which no one died, was ...
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Texas’ open carry law: 3 steps hotels should take before the New Year

The Texas statute allowing the open carrying of guns by licensed holders will become effective on January 1, 2016. Prior to this effective date, Texas hotel properties should consider following these three steps in an effort to comply with the law. 1.     Update the Employee Handbook Under the revised statute, a hotel may still prohibit its ...
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Insurance Coverage For Possible Ebola Claims Involving Hospitality Businesses

Originally published in Anderson Kill’s Hospitality Alert, Nov. 2014  Co-authored by Diana Shafter Gliedman Now that the first cases of Ebola in the United States have been treated and the country is for the moment Ebola-free, it’s easier than two months ago to maintain perspective. Ebola is difficult to contract, and widespread outbreaks in the ...
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Trojan Horse In The 2015 Budget Agreement: OSHA Can (And Undoubtedly Will) Raise Penalties By 82 Percent

Wow! How did this happen? Buried in the fine print of the recent budget agreement between Congress and the White House, and seemingly slipped in at the last minute with no one claiming responsibility for the change, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration now has authority to raise penalties by about 82 percent. The Federal ...
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Matching Your EPLI to Your Actual Employment Risks

No employer is immune from employment-related lawsuits, particularly at a time when the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board are inclined to take an employee’s side in disputes. Employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) provides important protection against this ongoing but ever-evolving risk. Prudent companies seeking to minimize ...
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Everyday Business Travelers Are Easy Targets for Espionage

James Bond might be the world’s best-known spy, but nowadays even an obscure international business traveler could face similar surveillance threats from a hostile foreign intelligence service or even a business competitor. For example, though most American business travelers aren’t aware of the threats of espionage, the dangers are greater and more prevalent than ever before. ...
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