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WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT

Attorney of the Week
Robert V. Schnitz

Rob has broad experience and deep knowledge in the areas of hospitality law, labor and employment law, internal investigations and commercial law.  Prior to joining KCO Rob spent 22 years at Hyatt Hotels Corporation, including serving as Senior Vice-President and Associate General Counsel overseeing legal support for global operations and providing counsel to the senior leadership team.  Rob’s experience also includes negotiating complex commercial contracts, privacy, corporate governance, litigation, public relations, crisis communications, enterprise risk management, mergers and acquisitions, franchise matters, government affairs and business torts.  In addition to his in-depth legal knowledge, Rob is known for being a strategic thinker who helps clients solve problems by finding legal solutions that reflect the goals and values of the client’s business. Rob also serves as General Counsel to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.  Rob is a frequent speaker at legal conferences, teaches a class on Hospitality Law at DePaul University, and obtained his mediation skills certification from Northwestern University School of Professional Studies. Prior to his time at Hyatt, Rob spent approximately 13 years at a national labor and employment boutique, where he worked primarily out of their Southern California offices and focused his practice on employment litigation including wrongful discharge and wage and hour class action matters, internal investigations and traditional labor disputes.

Law Firm of the Week

GrayRobinson

GrayRobinson is a multidimensional team of attorneys, advisors, and consultants recognized as one of the most influential firms in Florida. Our nearly 300 professionals partner with successful businesses and enterprising individuals to resolve disputes, anticipate industry shifts, and harness forward momentum. We serve clients nationally from 15 offices across Florida and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to apply our legal, lobbying, and regulatory backgrounds and skills in ways that enable our clients to define and achieve their goals while supporting our communities as a matter of mission as well as passion. We do this while honoring and continuing an established tradition of serving our clients and communities through the cultivation of relationships based upon respect, loyalty, and integrity. As a firm deeply rooted in Florida, we believe in supporting and giving back each day to the communities where we live and work. Innovative programs like Casual Day for a Cause provide employees with a way to support local non-profit organizations throughout the firm’s footprint from anywhere in Florida. Employees have given generously to food distribution centers, homeless shelters, children’s homes, animal and wildlife charities, crisis centers, educational programs, programs for the elderly, programs for the disabled, and fundraisers for children facing terrible diseases, to name but a few.

Company of the Week
J.S. Held

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations. Our mission is to serve as trusted, expert advisors to organizations around the world facing high-stakes situations that demand urgent attention, exceptional knowledge, staunch integrity, and objective, clear-cut analysis and advice.

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FROM OUR CONVERGE BLOG
Our CONVERGE BLOG focuses on legal, safety, and security challenges for Hospitality, Travel, Travel Vendors, and Corporate Travel Buyers as individuals and businesses.
Our blog features exclusive content from our contributors, who collectively represent the full spectrum of hospitality law, risk management, and comprehensive duty of care solutions.

Disaster Reduction: Key Insights for Risk Managers & Corporate Executives

Introduction The need for comprehensive disaster risk management has never been more evident. In recent years, major storms, earthquakes, wildfires, tornados, derechos, and other destructive large-scale events have been significant. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there has already been a record number of billion-dollar disasters in the first eight months of 2023. ...
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Keeping Things “Cool” in the Workplace this Summer – 5 Tips to Boost Employee Engagement

Here we are already – it’s peak summer and employers are in the throes of managing all the various challenges summer brings. Parents are juggling summer childcare issues, vacation requests are rolling in, and the weather may pose its own set of hazards (cue intense heat, summer storms, etc.). July is a great time to ...
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Key Points California Employers Need to Know About New Federal Pregnancy Accommodation Requirements

Employers face significant new pregnancy accommodation requirements thanks to recent federal regulations under the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) that took effect last month. But did you know that California employers – most of which are already subject to fairly stringent requirements under the state’s Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL) – also face additional obligations? Read ...
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Big Changes in Online Travel: Transparency, Accessibility, and the Battle for Business Travelers

It was a busy week in the online travel world as evidenced by the number of our stories. Enjoy. Cruise Lines to Disclose Hidden Fees When California’s Junk Fee Law Kicks In July 1June 12, 2024 via Skift Travel NewsOn July 1, consumers will find out if cruise operators are going to stick with the spirit of ...
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