Monthly Archives: December 2015

It’s Never Been So Important – See Something, Say Something

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.  ...
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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, ...
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Two New Free Disability-Savvy Resources from the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

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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What Can Travelers Expect in 2016? New Tools, Better Service and a Focus on Safety and Security

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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How May I Help You: Top Legal Departments Take On the Challenges of the Hospitality Industry

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 ...
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Trends for 2016: Hospitality M & A

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 ...
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Employers Reminded Of Workplace Violence Dangers

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 ...
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