Yearly Archives: 2024

New Website Accessibility Rule to Go into Effect

On Monday April 8, 2024, Attorney General Merrick Garland signed the final rule under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the accessibility of web content and mobile applications (apps) for people with disabilities.  This final rule clarifies the obligations of state and local governments to make their websites and mobile ...
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DEFINING HOSPITALITY ENTITIES IN CONTRACTS AND STATUTES: A PROACTIVE AND PREVENTATIVE APPROACH

“The sine qua non of a life in the law is a willingness to devote a great deal of thought to issues which seldom concern nonlawyers.” INTRODUCTION The concept of a hospitality entity, such as a “restaurant” or “hotel,” is something that ordinary people (non-lawyers) have little difficulty describing, but which has long created a ...
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FP Hospitality Industry Snapshot: Hospitality Employers Must Quickly Prepare for New Overtime Rule With 7 Steps

Hospitality employers will likely feel a big impact from the new federal overtime rule, which significantly raises the exempt salary threshold for certain employees in two phases. Specifically, the salary threshold for the so-called “white-collar” exemptions will rise from $35K to about $44K on July 1 and will jump to nearly $59K at the start ...
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FTC Finalizes Non-Compete Rule – Prohibiting All New Non-Compete Agreements

As many of you may have heard by now, on April 23, 2024, almost exactly one year after it set forth its Proposed Rule regarding Non-Compete Clauses, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a pre-publication version of its final Non-Compete Clause Rule (the “Final Rule”). Barring judicial interference, the Final Rule will likely go into effect in ...
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Elevating Hospitality Compliance: HospitalityLawyer.com Partners with WebFire Training

In the fast-paced world of hospitality, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and standards is paramount. With the evolving landscape of regulations and the need for continuous training, HospitalityLawyer.com has formed a strategic collaboration with WebFire Training, a leading provider of comprehensive compliance training solutions. We’re excited to announce that HospitalityLawyer.com subscribers now have exclusive access ...
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ADDRESSING WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: 7 STEPS FOR PREVENTION AND MITIGATION

Organizations must do more to protect their personnel from the threats or actions of violence. Here are seven steps they can take to help mitigate and respond to workplace violence.  INSIDE THIS ARTICLE, YOU’LL FIND:1. Understand the problem 2. Create a written workplace violence prevention plan 3. Lean on technology for prevention and reaction 4. ...
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New EEOC Workplace Harassment Guidance on LGBTQ+ Workers and More Takes Effect Immediately: 5 Key Takeaways for Employers

Employers may need to update their harassment-prevention policies, procedures, and trainings now that the federal government released long-anticipated guidance on the topic. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s enforcement guidance on harassment in the workplace was updated yesterday for the first time in 30 years to adapt existing standards to the modern workplace. Specifically, the agency ...
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Starbucks Asks SCOTUS for Clearer Standard for NLRB Injunctions: What Employers Need to Know

In a case before the Supreme Court, Starbucks says it fired several employees for violating valid company policies — but the National Labor Relations Board convinced a lower court to reinstate the employees while a legal battle ensues over whether they were actually fired for engaging in union organizing activities. The coffee chain argues the ...
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HOW TO IDENTIFY EMERGING RISKS TO YOUR BUSINESS: 5 STRATEGIES

In the business world, navigating uncertainty requires a proactive approach. Explore these five strategies that leaders use to identify potential threats and stay ahead of the curve. INSIDE THIS ARTICLE, YOU’LL FIND:The cost of ignoring emerging risks Proactive strategies for identifying emerging risks Next steps: Develop a risk management plan The global landscape feels more ...
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How Much Data is Too Much? 4 Steps Businesses Should Take as California Focuses On Data Minimization Requirements

Businesses take heed: California state officials just warned that the law prohibits you from collecting unnecessary data and retaining data for longer than necessary. The California Privacy Protection Agency published its first Enforcement Advisory on data minimization under the state’s hallmark data privacy law on April 2, focusing on a very specific context: when businesses ...
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