See Something, Say Something After the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris and a few weeks later, in San Bernardino, law enforcement officers and intelligence officials around the world are understandably concerned about possible future attacks. These public servants sacrifice immensely, doing their best every day to try and keep us safe. ...Read more
By Conor Kenny If you want your team to perform more effectively in 2016 then, the chances are, you’re teaching and training methods need to change. If not, you can start to gift wrap your best employees for your competitors. I’m talking Millennials. What’s a Millennial?The Millennials, also known as Generation Y, were born in ...
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Attention California Employers: New Employment Laws Affecting Your Business Take Effect on January 1, 2016
by Paul L. Bressan and Louise Truong In past years the Governor of California has enacted new laws related to employment that place additional burdens on employers, while granting additional rights to employees. This year is no exception. Although there is some minimal relief to employers, Governor Brown has enacted a number of employee-friendly laws, ...Read more
Accessible Meetings, Events and Conferences Guide and “at your “at your service” 20-minute film features disability leaders offering tips for customers with a variety of disabilities. For the past nine years, the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center (one of 10 regional ADA information centers of the ADA National Network) has spearheaded the ADA National Network’s “Hospitality Initiative” – ...
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Insurance policies are complex contracts that require counsel’s oversight. Job 1 is to demarcate the broker’s role. Insurance policies are complex contracts, often riddled with pitfalls for the policyholder. The pursuit of a claim in the wake of a loss is equally fraught. Yet all too many companies entrust their assets and their very survival ...Read more
The latest research from Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) suggests 2016 will be the year of the traveler, as companies embrace new technologies and ways of working to improve traveler satisfaction. The CWT Trends* website combines a survey of over 1,000 travel managers across the world, white papers, client case studies and additional CWT research to ...
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When asked about the biggest challenges faced today by legal departments in the hospitality industry, the response from Stephen Barth, founder of HospitalityLawyer.com, could be summarized in one word: compliance. Barth, who has more than two decades worth of experience in hospitality operations, has recently seen an upward momentum of the number of U.S.-based hospitality ...Read more
Practical Law Real Estate On November 16, 2015, Marriott International announced its $12.2 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. The deal is the largest acquisition in the hospitality industry since Blackstone Group bought Hilton Hotels & Resorts for $26 billion in 2007. If the deal goes through (as is expected in mid-2016), the ...Read more
Airbnb hung in the air over most major hotel companies’ third-quarter earnings reports last week, and analysts weren’t shy about asking hoteliers to expound on what effect the sharing economy platform and its rapidly growing supply could have on the industry. “As we’ve talked to our corporate clients, we don’t see Airbnb as a particular ...Read more
A new case on workplace violence in Missouri demonstrates the practical and legal challenges many employers face in today’s environment. The case shows the risk extends beyond violence by employees to violence by nonemployees – particularly in situations involving domestic abuse. Background: Employee Assigns Partial Blame For Tragedy On EmployerThe facts of the case are ...Read more