FOOD & BEVERAGE

2019

May – Delivery Apps Aren’t Getting Any Better | ADA Restaurant Website Surfing Suits on the Rise | Dramatic Surge In Food Allergy Claims Emphasizes Need For Proactive Risk Management Measures | How to Keep Norovirus Out of Your Restaurant

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April – Fast Food Workers Can Be Fired For No Reason. A New Bill Could Change That. | A White Restaurateur Advertised ‘Clean’ Chinese Food. Chinese-Americans Had Something to Say About It. | DOL Offers Up 4-Part Joint-Employment Test | 2 Million Diners Hit By Malware Attack At Restaurants Across U.S.

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March – What Happens When a Restaurant’s Toxic Culture Reaches Customers? | Restaurant Owners Beware: Data Breaches Hurt The Bottom Line | As #MeToo Takes Down Alleged Sexual Harassers At The Top Levels Of Power, Chain Restaurants Face Fresh Scrutiny | DOL Set To Require Overtime For Managers Earning Less Than $35K, Reports Say

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February – Court Ruling Further Clarifies ADA Website Accessibility Obligations | Alcohol Delivery Can Be A Boon For Eateries As Off-Premise Dining Grows | Servers Can Perform Side Work Without Risking The Tip Credit | Quick Fixes for Common Restaurant Workplace Risks

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January – He Swallowed A Toothpick. It Could Have Killed Him. | 2019 Brings A Rash Of New Laws Affecting Restaurants | That 1 A.M. Cell Phone Call To A Worker May Require Overtime | Your Get Out Of Jail Free Card: Tips To Avoid Pitfalls Under The Texas Wage Theft Act

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2018

December – Liquor Licensing For Hotel & Restaurant Acquisitions | DOL Says Goodbye To The 80/20 Rule For Tip Credits | 8 Ways To 86 Restaurant Workplace Safety Hazards | More Employers Were “ICED” In Fiscal Year 2018

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November – Tips, Service Charges, & Automatic Gratuities Continue To Cause Problems For Employers | Regulating Employee Buttons, Pins, & Insignia In The Workplace | Strategies For Serving Responsibly | Minimum Wage Set To Rise In More Than 20 States

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October – Labor & Employment Guidelines for New Restaurants | Breaking Down The NLRB’S Proposed Overhaul for Joint Employment | Top Questions To Ask Before You Sign A Lease For Your Florida Restaurant Or Bar | Cyber Insurance Policy: Your Recipe for Data Breach Response

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August – Is Your Restaurant Data-Breach Proof? | 3 Steps To Minimize Risks With Auto-Deducted Meal Breaks | Read Up, To Prevent Common Slip-Ups | Court Finds That Restaurant Complied With California Law By Requiring Employees Purchasing Discounted Meals To Eat Their Meals On Premises

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June – Negotiating Restaurant & Bar Leases With Landlords Who Just Don’t Get Hospitality | Top Missteps to Avoid on the Way to Franchising Success | Premises Securities Litigation | Should You Require Employees to Sign an Arbitration Agreement?

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May – Employer-Mandated Tip Pooling Guidelines | A Step-By-Step Guide to Terminating Employees For Theft (Part One) | Why Cyber Insurance is No Longer Optional for Restaurants | Security Tips for Your Restaurant

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April – How the Restaurant Industry Can Fix Its Online Fraud Problem | The Restaurant Industry Ran a Private Poll on Minimum Wage. It Did Not Go Well For Them | Security Expert Claims Panera Bread Ignored Data Breach For Months | 4 Charged in Suspected Drunken Driving Crash That Killed Mom, Baby: Bartender charged with failing to check IDs

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March – Few Noticed, But Congress Just Banned Restaurants From Skimming Tips | Must vs Should: 5 Critical Food Safety Factors for Cannabis Edibles | Is Airbnb Hurting the Dynamic New Orleans Restaurant Scene? | Are Your Restaurants At Risk For Non-Compliance?

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February – Back To Square One: NLRB Reverts to Unworkable Joint-Employer Test – For Now | Protect Your Business From “Surf-By” Lawsuits | Behind the Minimum Wage Fight, A Sweeping Failure to Enforce the Law | Dozens of Workers Detail Sexual Misconduct at Applebees, IHOP Franchises

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January – After the Apologies, Restaurants Struggle to Change | What Restaurants Can Expect After the 7-Eleven ICE Raids | A Top Priority in 2018: 7 Steps to Achieve Website Accessibility and ADA Compliance | Here Are 4 Food Safety Challenges To Overcome. Learn Why

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2017

December – Security in Bars, Taverns, & Nightclubs | Establish A Culture | Restaurants Know About Harassment. Here’s How They Avoid Lawsuits | 7 Best Practices for Sexual Harassment Training

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October – Lessons From Bar Fight Litigation | Mergers & Acquisitions Involving Franchise Systems: Key Due Diligence Considerations | How to Lessen a Restaurant’s Risk of Being Hacked | Best Practices in Hiring to Protect Trade Secrets

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September – How The Minimum Wage Affects Restaurant Hygiene | Recent Verdict Strengthens Growing Need for Websites to Increase Accessibility to Disabled Individuals | How Restaurants Can Better Manage Cyber Risk in the Extended Enterprise | Do I Need a Health Department Variance?

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August – Heads up, Moscow mule lovers: That copper mug could be poisoning you | Businesses Should Prepare For Predictive Scheduling Laws | Rising Labor Costs Have Restaurants Scaling Back Some Benefits | Restaurants Are the New Factories

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July – What To Know About Proposed Changes To Tip-Pooling Rule | USCIS Issues New Form I-9, Required of All Employers by September 18 | Labor Department Moves to Allow Restaurants to Share Tips Between Cooks and Servers | How Restaurants Can Help Avoid Sidewalk Law Related Claims and Litigation

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June – More no-tipping restaurants? Survey reveals new insights | Good News for Franchisors: DOL Withdraws Prior Joint Employment Guidance | 5 Concerns About The Health Care Law | 10 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Odds in a Trade Secret Litigation Dispute | Employment Law Now – A Podcast

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May – Minimum wage increases can kill businesses — if they already stink | Franchisors: Protecting Trade Secrets Under Texas Law | No tip for you: restaurants move toward hospitality-included menus | Mislabeled Food Products Risk Allergic Reaction

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March – FDA Will Begin Enforcing Menu Labeling Requirements in Less Than Two Months: Covered Establishments Must be Prepared | How to Prepare for an ICE Raid | More Money for Military Defense Mean Less for Food Defense | Jack in the Box Franchisees Lawyer Up

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January – Supreme Court Agrees to Wade into Class Waiver Conflict | The Fate of the Overtime Expansion | Technology Gives Transparency to Transportation Food Safety | Trump Tower’s Jean-Georges Restaurant Site of Rousing Protest

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2016

November – Overtime Rule Freeze Likely Too Late for Restaurants | Airbnb Study Says Hotels Ripe for F&B Boost | Military Veterans Command Respect in Restaurants | What Defines a Restaurant?

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October – Reading the Fine Print: Changes in Legal Framework for the Assessment and Display of Service Charges | How to Navigate Restaurant Investment in a Challenging Year | Big Formula Changes at TTB | Hepatitis A Outbreak Count at 291; McDonald’s Worker Sick

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September – Landlords May Have the Right to Keep Your Restaurant Equipment | Soda Lobby, Others Sue to Block Philadelphia’s Soda Tax | Seattle Passes Historic Fair Workweek Law | What Restaurants Can Learn about Food Safety from Supermarkets

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August – Employee Embezzlement: 4 Tell-Tale Signs | Why the Laws Policing Menu Fraud Don’t Really Work | Easy Steps for Restaurants to Prepare for New Overtime Rules | Prank Calls Wreck Restaurants – Criminal Liability and Fire Code Requirements | Quebec Waiter May Face Criminal Charge after Serving Fish to Allergic Customer | Quebec Waiter May Face Criminal Charge after Serving Fish to Allergic Customer

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April – Joint Employment Concerns Grow for Franchisors | Wage and Hour Woes – Hospitality Industry Employers Beware | Please Don’t Pass the Salt (Labels): The Fight Over NYC’s Sodium Labeling Rule | Tip-Pool: Who Should You Include? | Hey Bartender, What’s in this Drink? | Small Plus Local Doesn’t Equal a Free Pass on Food Safety

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HOSPITALITY LOSS PREVENTION

2019

May – GDPR One Year Later: What’s Changed and What’s Still To Come for Hotels | Here’s How Much Airbnb Is Lowering Hotel Prices and Occupancy | The Value Of Quickly Disclosing A Data Breach | More Than 80 People Fall Ill After Norovirus Outbreak At Vancouver Airport Hotel

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April – How Hoteliers Should Handle Law Enforcement Requests | Lessons For Hoteliers From Continuing Cyber Threats | Report: Two-Thirds Of Hotel Websites Leak Guest Booking Details | This Won’t Happen To Us: Sri Lanka Terror Attacks

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March – Slips, Trips And Falls: Avoid Costly Claims With Prevention | 7 Measures Hoteliers Can Take To Improve Cybersecurity | Coming Clean About Religious Discrimination: How A Hotel’s “Sins” Resulted In The “Holy Grail” Of Verdicts For A Dishwasher | Woman Traveling Alone On Business Was Raped After Hotel Gave Rapist Keys To Her Room

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February – Wynn Resorts Fined $20 Million Over Handling of Steve Wynn Misconduct Claims | Insurance Coverage For Mass Shooting Events | Court Ruling Further Clarifies ADA Website Accessibility Obligations | Controlling Hotel Risk Hinges On Protecting Guest Information

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January – He Swallowed a Toothpick. It Could Have Killed Him. | Don’t Take The Bait! “Spear Phishing” and “Whaling” Take Scams To The Next Level | ADA Lawsuits Targeting Hotels’ Websites For Not Disclosing How Accessible They Are | What Hotels Need To Know About Their Legal Obligations

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2018

December – The Most Frequent Hospitality Claims | Crisis Management: Best Practices For Facing The Worst | Get On Board, Risk Management Is A Team Effort | More Employers Were “ICED” In Fiscal Year 2018

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November – Marriott Reveals Data Breach Of 500 Million Starwood Guests | Protecting Your Company From Data Breaches | Insurance Coverage In A “Me Too” World | Ensuring Hotel Websites Are ADA Compliant

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October – Don’t Assume No Coverage For GDPR | Disaster-Related Hotel Business Loss Recovery – Unique Challenges | #MeToo And The Hotel Industry | Hotels Lag In Payments Security

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August – The Unique Challenges of Data Security in the Hospitality Industry | Bribery, Compliance, & Hospitality | The Most Aggressive Privacy Law in the US: Tracking the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 | Evolving Operating Standards To Enhance Compliance

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July – A Forgotten Tool: Improving Lodging Security With Behavioral Detection & Analysis | Special Handling of Hospitality Claims Involving Minors of All Ages | Techniques to Reduce Security Claims; Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design | Cybercrime Fighter Theresa Payton Talks Data Security & Hotels

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June – New Data Rules Stress Privacy By Design | Navigating Insurance Coverage in the Wake of a Natural Disaster | New Wave of ADA Website Lawsuits | “Hands Off, Pants On” When Guests Sexually Harass Your Hotel Employees

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May – Hotel & Large Venue Security: An Evolving Threat Environment Requires Innovative Practices | Cal/OSHA Compels Hospitality Employers to Clean Up Their Act, Ergonomically Speaking | Guest Safety is Every Employee’s Problem | Evaluating Warnings: When Do They Work?

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April – Experts: Tighter Security at US Hotels Remains Unlikely | Legal Experts Outline Challenges for Hotel Industry | VENZA Presents The GDPR Readiness Survey | California Family Gets $1.6 Million After 3-Year-Old Was Scarred by Bedbugs

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March – Ensuring Hotel Insurance Claims Cover All the Bases | Sex Trafficking Continues to Raise Significant Concerns for the Hospitality Industry | What Legal Problems Could Hotels Encounter? | Combatting Corporate Espionage in the Digital Age

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February – Thinking Broadly About Fire Safety | GDPR Is Here. Are You Ready? | Hotel Operators Need to Address the Asmmetric Threat | Five Resources for Preventing Human Trafficking

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January – The Secret World of Hotel Theft | A Top Priority in 2018: 7 Steps to Achieve Hotel Website Accessibility & ADA Compliance | Hotels Revise Room Security Measures in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting | A “Real Uptick in Claims” for Legionnaires’ Disease

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2017

December – Putting Fraud to Bed in the Hotel Industry | Is Your Hotel Website ADA Compliant? Here’s Why It Matters | Hotel ‘Panic Buttons’ Protect Housekeepers From Predators | Joint-Employer Reversal: What Hoteliers Should Know

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October – 5 Things All Businesses With Child Guests Should Include in a Child Protection Policy | What American Companies Need to Know about the EU’s New GDPR | Crisis Preparedness: Having A Plan of Action for When the Unthinkable Happens | The Importance of Incident Reports in Hospitality

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September – Report: Only 42.9% of Hospitality Companies Have Full Payment Security Compliance | How to Face Fallout from a Data Breach | Routines for Emergencies: 9 Ways Hotel Security Must Prepare Emergency Procedures | Legal Advice for Filing Storm Damage Claims

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August – Kari’s Law: A 911 Fix That Will Make the US Safer | The Hospitality Industry’s Lurking Liability | Russia’s ‘Fancy Bear’ Hackers Used Leaked NSA Tool to Target Hotel Guests | Cyber Insurance: Get What You Pay For

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July – The 10 Steps to Prepare You for General Data Protection Regulation | OSHA Update—Reminder to Stay Safe during Summer Heat | Timeline: The growing number of hotel data breaches | Hotel Pools: A Legacy Staple or a Litigation Liability?

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June – Workplace Violence Occurring At Alarming Rate: Time For Employers To Be Proactive | Is Your Company’s Hurricane Plan Ready? | The Ever Present Threat of a Disability Discrimination Lawsuit | The Internet of Things: A Trifecta of Cyber & Physical Threat Risks

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May – Cybercrime and Data Breach a Rising Threat to all Employers | Legislation Introduced to Combat Online Hotel Booking Scam | The Most Frequent Claims Brought Against Hotels | How hoteliers can plan for, respond to active shooters

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March – Hackers Use New Tactic at Austrian Hotel: Locking the Doors | Holistic Risk Assessment: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Addressing Threats | Owner of Hotel Cleaning Firm in California Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud | Restaurant Security: A Guide to Getting Your Money’s Worth

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January – Keeping Your Employees Safe and Productive | Keeping Your Employees Safe and Productive | Don’t Succumb to Security Fatalism | Uber Prepares for First Public Hearing in New York Over Maintaining Rider Privacy

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2016

November – Is Your Hotel Security Staff Exposing You to Liability? | Firearms Law Issues in the Hospitality Industry | Cybersecurity Is Everyone’s Responsibility – And It Starts at the Top | Small Business, Big Management Liability Risk

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October – The Evolving Risk of Terrorism within the Leisure, Hospitality, Retail and Real Estate Industries | How Hoteliers Can Prepare for and Mitigate Liabilities | ERM: Concept to Reality | Cybersecurity Staffing Issues May Be Putting You at Risk

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August – Hotels and Restaurants; Prime Real Estate for Slip and Fall Accidents | Alternative capital, mutuals, and innovation: What’s next for reinsurance? | Bundling a portfolio to reduce onerous insurance requirements | Risk Managers Rank Global Risks | Feds Might Force Your Board to Be Cyber-Aware | Hotel “Meth” Production

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April – A Crisis of Confidence | Hospitality & Gaming Risk Management and Insurance Against Cyber Risk | Steps Every Startup Should Take to Protect its Intellectual Property | Employee Traveler Tracking | Federal Court Rules CGL Insurance Covers Data Breach | The Evolution of Social Media Monitoring in Corporate Security | CAN YOU HANDLE A CRISIS?

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HUMAN RESOURCES

2019

June – If The Shoe Fits: How Footwear Policy May Lead To Wage And Hour Violations | No One Likes Surprises – Corporate Counsel Lessons Learned by Clients | Workplace Posters – Maintaining Compliance with a Moving Target | The Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing Applicants

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May – Report Spotlights U.S. Human-Trafficking Laws | Staffing A Hotel Can Be Hard Work | When Counseling Jerk Employees – Focus on Jerk Behavior (and Stay Away from Why They Are Acting like Jerks) | Social Security Administration Resumes Issuance of Social Security Number “No-Match Letters”

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April – Panic Buttons Becoming a Must-Have Safety Trend in Hospitality | Prevention Of Sexual Harassment In The Hospitality Industry: Whose Cross Is It To Bear? | Pay History Bans Continue Popping Up at the State and Local Level | Joint Employer: What Proposed Rule Means For Franchises

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March – 3 Tips For Navigating Criminal-History Laws When Hiring | U.S. DOL Confirms That Employees Are Not Entitled To Refuse FMLA Leave | Five Things to Consider When Conducting Workplace Harassment Investigations | 12 Steps for Bringing Injured Employees Back To Work

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February – U.S. Department of Labor Changes Rule for Tipped and Non-Tipped Work |  3 Common HR Mistakes In The Hotel Industry | How to Conduct Criminal Background Checks the Right Way | Explicitly Excluding Evidence of Implicit Bias in Employment Cases

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January – How To Avoid Workplace Retaliation Claims | Six Important HR Issues For 2019 | Job Description Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make | The Signs of Human Trafficking and What Hotels Can Do

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2018

December – Avoiding Workplace Violence: Tips & Best Practices For Hospitality Employers | The Labor Issues That Define The Hotel Business | Tips, Service Charges, & Automatic Gratuities Continue To Cause Problems For Employers | Hotel Group Pays $125K to Settle Claims It Failed to Accommodate Worker With Asthma

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November – Lasting Effects of the #MeToo Movement | Winter Is Coming…So What Should Employers Do To Prepare? | The Importance of “Thanks-Giving” in the Workplace | Navigating State and Local Leave Laws: Practical Tips for Multi-State Employers

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October – Five Reasons Good Employees Leave Hotels | Hotel Employee Safety Devices Not One Size Fits All | Head Off Revenge with Culture of Respect | Labor Department Will Tackle Joint Employment And Overtime Issues…But When?

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September – EEOC Lawsuit Push Takes Aim At Hospitality Employers | HR Guide for Hurricane And Disaster Prevention | Boosting Team Morale & Productivity In Your Hospitality Business | Potential #MeToo-Motivated Laws Address More Than Just Sexual Harassment

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August – Mitigating Risk For Rogue Employee Speech | California Supreme Court Rejects De Minimis Doctrine For Off-The-Clock Work Claims | The Legal And Operations Impact Of Pooling Staff Tips | Do Zero Tolerance Policies Make Zero Sense?

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July – “Hands Off, Pants On” When Guests Sexually Harass Your Hotel Employees | The Not-So-Happy-Hour: Preparing For Investigations & Subpoenas In Light Of #MeToo & More | New Housekeeping Law Has Ramifications For Industry | Creating A Culture To Combat Sexual Harassment

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June – Hiring Minors in the Heat of the Summer: What Employers Need to Know | Employer-Mandated Tip Pooling Guidelines | A Step-By-Step Guide to Terminating Employees for Theft (Part One) | Trouble Wanted: EEOC Continues Efforts to Eliminate Illegal Hiring Practices

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May – Policy, Consistency Vital in Managing Employee Behavior | Few Employers Altered Sexual Harassment Policy After #metoo, Workers Say | Beware of the ICE: Hospitality & Retail Industries Need to Prioritize Immigration Compliance | Top 10 Ways People Get Revenge At Work

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April – Legal Experts Outline Challenges for the Hotel Industry | How To Prepare for An ICE Raid on Your Workplace | Restaurant, Hotel Workers Lead the Pack in Marijuana Use | YouTube Shooting Raises New Questions: Are Employers Responsible for Keeping Workers Safe in Active Shooter Situations?

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March – Should Managers Be Armed in the Workplace? | How To Discuss Workplace Misconduct With Your Employees | Workplace Harassment: A Thought Leader Forum | What’s Your Piercing Policy?

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February – Love in the Workplace: The Rise of ‘Love Contracts’ in the #MeToo Era | The Effects of 137 Minimum Wage Hikes, in One Chart | How Should Employers Respond to #MeToo? | Safety in Retail, Restaurant, Hospitality Sectors Challenged by High Turnover

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January – Don’t Wait for Controversy to Strike Your Workplace: Adopt These 2018 HR Management Trends Now | Establish A Culture | Sexual Harassment Lawsuits Just Got Tougher to Settle | California Proposes Hotel ‘Panic Button’ Bill to Protect Workers From Assaults, Sex Harassment

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2017

December – The Die Hard Survival Guide To This Year’s Office Holiday Party | Steps Employers Can Take to Prevent and Respond to Claims of Sexual Harassment | Flu Season: Is Your Workplace Prepared? | Performance Evaluations Can Pose Trouble for Employers

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November – Radical Candor in the Workplace: How “Being Nice” to Your Employees May Place You in Legal Jeopardy | Training, Culture Can Help Avoid Retaliation Claims | Dealing with Allegations of Sexual Harassment Against a Senior Employee | OSHA and Workplace Violence

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October – Guidelines for Preventing, Handling Workplace Violence | Privacy By Design Is The Future Of HR Technology | Biased? Not me! Avoiding Unconscious Bias During the Hiring Process | September 2017: The Top 10 Labor And Employment Law Stories

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September – Hurricane Headaches: Human Resources FAQs for Employers | What to Consider Before, During and After Terminations | August 2017: The Top 11 Labor And Employment Law Stories | Ban the Box Legislation: Eclipsing the U.S.

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August – Workplace Harassment 101 | Avoiding Claims of Race, Religious, or National Origin Discrimination in the Current Political Climate | Department of Labor Revisits Changes to Overtime Regulations | Hoteliers Caught Short as H-2B Visa Program Changes

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July – June 2017: The Top 15 Labor And Employment Law Stories | What Ever Happened to the Department of Labor’s New Overtime Rule? | Efforts Increase To Bring Health And Other Benefits To Independent Workers [a podcast] | The Overhyped Seattle Minimum-Wage Disaster

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June – U.S. Labor Department Rescinds Obama-Era Rule on ‘Joint Employment’ | Failed Workplace Drug Tests Reach 12-Year High | How Can HR Professionals Respond to an Active-Shooter Situation in the Workplace? | HR Employee’s Knowledge of Complaints Was Not ‘Protected Activity’

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May – Trumping Labor | Navigating Fair Wages | H-2B Visa Limits Causing Staffing Shortages in US Hospitality Industry | Time or Money? House Passes Bill to Extend “Compensatory Time” Option to Private Employers

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March – How ‘Ban-the-Box’ Ordinances Complicate Hiring at Hotel | “A Day Without” Actions – How Can Employers Prepare? | Tip Pooling Law and Your Restaurant | Supreme Court Agrees To Wade Into Class Action Waiver Conflict

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February – The Three Seats of Noncompetes: Mistakes We See When Employees Move | Health Outcomes: Medical Marijuana Uses | HR Issues for Start Ups & Small Businesses | Vigilance Key to Combatting Sexual Harassment

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January – Higher Minimum Wage May Have Losers | Where Does Hotel Industry Joint Employment Liability End? | Flexibility, Culture Essential to Recruit Millennials | Bartender Sues Meatpacking Restaurant for Saying He Dressed “Like a Gay Porn Star”

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2016

October – Tried, Tested and Proven – Essential Tips to Ensure a Smooth Management Company Transition | Hoteliers on Millennial Employees | 6 Ways to Reduce Turnover | Leveraging Sustainability for Employee Engagement

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September – Are You a Joint-Employer with Your Suppliers? NLRB Examines Corporate Social Responsibility Policies | How Technology Will Shape the Future of Restaurant Management | Hotel Staff Plausibly Alleged Franchisor Defendants were ‘Joint Employers’ in FLSA Collective Action | Wage and Hour Prosecutions Have Cost the Hospitality Industry $280 Million — Here’s How to Avoid Getting Hit | How To Change Your Organizational Culture | The Great Leader Right Under Your Nose

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August – On the Sideboard: Tip Deductions, Side Work, and Meal Credits | New Decision Allows Employee Suit for Violation of Concealed Handgun Law | Criticism of an Employee Is Not Necessarily ‘Hostile’ | Predictable Scheduling Movement Gaining Momentum | How to help your new manager build respect | The pros and cons of employee ownership in hotels

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April – Big Changes Are Coming to Overtime Laws in 2016 | Wage and Hour Woes – Hospitality Industry Employers Beware | UPDATE! Employee Wellness Programs Challenged By EEOC | It’s official: California goes for $15 minimum wage | Social Media & the NLRA Lessons for Hospitality Employers | Tip-Pool: Who Should You Include? | ARE YOU READY FOR OVERTIME LAWS IN 2016?

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LEGAL

2019

June – Hospitality Case Review: The Top 100+ Hospitality Cases That Impacted Us in 2018 | A Discussion of Recent ADA and FMLA Cases and Their Practical Implications | They Blocked Access to the Public Beach. Now the Hotel is Getting a Gut Punching $1.6 Million Fine | Advertising Fraud Case Raises Questions For Hotel Industry

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May – NYC Restaurants Accuse Grubhub of Charging Hundreds in Shady Phone Call Fees | States Investigate Expedia, Hotel Companies For Antitrust Tactics | What Whistleblower Laws Mean for Your Small Business | The Trend To Toss Arbitration: Is The Practice Past Its Prime?

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April – Experts Outline The Hotel Industry’s Top Legal Hurdles | How Hoteliers Should Handle Law Enforcement Requests | AG: Motel 6 to Pay $12M For Providing Information To ICE | Lost and Found: Legal Implications and Guest Expectations

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March – Not In Our House: New Human Trafficking Training Requirement For California Hotels And Motels | What Proposed Overtime Threshold Means For US Hoteliers | Five Hot-Button Topics For Hospitality Employers | D.C. Paid Family Leave Law Advances Towards Implementation

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February – Controlling Hotel Risk Hinges On Protecting Guest Information | Settlement Announced In Des Moines 2014 Embassy Suites Hotel Guest-Rape Case | Have Faith: 4.9 Million Dollar Settlement Underscores Importance of Accommodating Religious Beliefs During Hiring Process | New York City Bans CBD from Bars and Restaurants

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January – Workplace Law Predictions For 2019 | ADA Lawsuits Targeting Hotels’ Websites For Not Disclosing How Accessible They Are | What Hotels Need To Know About Their Legal Obligations | Explicitly Excluding Evidence of Implicit Bias in Employment Cases

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2018

December – Defending Cases In High Crime Areas | Business Use Of E-Scooters Presents New Challenges For Employers | Hotel Attack Statistics | Woman Sues Hilton for $100M Over Employee Blackmail Attempt

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November – Effectively Using Social Media At Trial | Care, Custody, or Control of a Guest | Lasting Effects of the #MeToo Movement | Motel 6 to Pay $7.6M for Providing Guest Information to ICE

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October – Breaking Down the NLRB’s Proposed Overhaul to Joint Employment Rule | Lasting Effects of the #MeToo Movement | Hoteliers: Ignore Complaints At Your Own Risk | New California Legislation Imposes Human Trafficking Training Requirements on Hotel and Transit Employers

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September – Why MGM Resorts Wants Its Day In Federal Court | 4th Circuit Ruling Limits Foreseeability Argument on Slip &Fall Cases on Ice | Court Finds That Restaurant Complied With California Law By Requiring Employees Purchasing Discounted Meals To Eat Their Meals On Premises | Global Privacy Law Update

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August – Bribery, Compliance, & Hospitality | Proving Due Diligence In Bed Bug Prevention | California Supreme Court Rejects De Minimis Doctrine For Off-The-Clock Work Claim | Hotels Fight Recurring Website Accessibility Lawsuits

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July – Special Handling of Hospitality Claims Involving Minor Children of All Ages | Alcohol Advertising in the Digital Age | Not All Fun & Games: Sweepstakes and Contests in the Hospitality Industry | The California Privacy Act of 2018 Signed Into Law: Five Things You Need to Know

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June – Hotel-Related Arbitration & Other Dispute Resolution Mechanisms (As Alternatives to Litigation) | Premises Security Litigation | New Wave of ADA Website Lawsuits | The 5th Annual Hospitality Claims Webinar

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May – How a Web of Slip-and-Fall Cases Puts a New Spin on an Old-Fashioned Scheme | Hotels & Consumers Making Headway in Anti-Room Poaching Battle | SCOTUS Approves Class Action Waivers in Employment Arbitration Agreements | New Maryland Sexual Harassment Law Creates Important Implications for Employers Both Inside and Outside the State

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April – Where Do You Want To Be Sued? | Legal Experts Outline Challenges for Hotel Industry | New Law Opens Door For Orlando Restaurant Liquor Licenses | M&A 101: Key Concepts in Non-Disclosure Agreements

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March – Human Trafficking Raises Corporate Liability Concerns for the Hospitality Industry | Hoteliers Navigate Tricky Class-Action Waiver Landscape | In the Heat of Dealmaking, Beware of Waiving Attorney-Client Privileges | Five Easy Tips to Help Ensure Your Company’s Arbitration Agreement is Enforceable

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February –  With #MeToo, Companies Must Walk a Fine Line. Can It Be Done? | Dating Danger? Businesses Rethink Workplace Romance Policies | Bills Would Let Human-Trafficking Victims Sue Hotels For Damages | Hospitality, Retail Employers Urged to Stay Current on Transgender Law

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January –  A Top Priority in 2018: 7 Steps to Achieve Hotel Website Accessibility and ADA Compliance | Corporate Tax-Law Changes Drive Hoteliers to Rethink Their Business Classification | Avoiding the Blame Game: How to Limit Your Liability to Other Companies’ Employees | Ethics in International Arbitration

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2017

November – The Rising Tide of State and Local Scheduling Leave Laws | Cybersecurity Best Practices: What General Counsel Can Do To Prepare For The Worst | Chicago Adopts ‘Hands Off Pants On’ Law to Protect Hotel Workers from Sexual Harassment, Assault | Legal Perspective on the Health, Safety & Security Responsibilities for US Mobile Workforce

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October – The Legal Risks of Hospitality Industry Cyber Threats | What Liability Does a Hotel Have for Intoxicated Guests? | Navigating the Uncertain Waters of Franchise Renewal Agreements: An Introductory Map

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September – Best Practices in Arbitration for Hospitality Cases | The Legalities of Multi-Use Development | Forced Searches of Phones and Laptops at US Border are Illegal, Lawsuit Claims

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August – Is Blockchain Technology the Biggest Disruption in Law? | CareFirst Data Breach Appeal Holds Three Key Lessons for Cyberattack Litigants | Flipping Stones: Defending Against a Sexual Harassment Claim | An Appeals Court just Handed Uber a Huge Victory Over its Passengers

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July – Navigating the DOJ’s New Compliance Program Parameters | Not so fast: U.S. restaurant workers seek ban on surprise scheduling | Trump travel ban: Timeline of a legal journey | Trump officials open border to 15,000 more foreign workers

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June – Supreme Court could decide to hear travel ban case by end of week | Cloud Control: Data Security Hazards and How to Avoid Them | Mediation, Arbitration and Mindfulness | 4 Steps To Avoid ‘Bet-The-Company’ Trade Secret Litigation

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May – A New Trend — States Banning Questions Regarding Salary | Trump’s Travel Ban Faces Second Round at West Coast Appeals Court | Franchisors: Protecting Trade Secrets Under Texas Law | Client Sends Privileged Email From iPhone That Triggers Inadvertent Production Rule

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April – Employment Taxes: A Look at Changing Enforcement Patterns | Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! | Gram Shop Liability for On-Site Cannabis Consumption in California | Liability for What Goes on behind Closed Doors: Sex Trafficking and the Hospitality Industry’s Privacy Tightrope

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March – Scaling The Wall Of Conflicting Tip-Credit Provisions | How ‘Ban-the-Box’ Ordinances Complicate Hiring at Hotels | When to Use Expert Determination in Hotel Disputes | What Real Estate Brokers Need to Know About Alcohol-Related Issues

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February – Supreme Court Agrees To Wade Into Class Action Waiver Conflict | Wow! Uber fined $20 Million and confesses it exaggerated potential drivers’ earnings! | Inadvertent Loss of the Attorney-Client Privilege in a Corporate Transaction | The Three Seats of Noncompetes: Mistakes We See When Employees Move

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January – Where Does Hotel Industry Joint Employment Liability End? | Establishing “Workweeks” For Exempt Employees | The New 2016 Form I-9: Smart, Flat and Complicated | ADA Defense Lawyer on Hotel Mixed Use: Tenants Not Liable for Common Areas

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2016

November – Short-Term Rental Fights Flare Up Nationwide | Reading the Fine Print: Changes in Legal Framework for the Assessment and Display of Service Charges | Medical Marijuana and the Workplace | Hotel Price Gouging

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October – 15 Million Hotel Booking Scams Per Year. Senators Say ‘No More’ | When It Comes to Liability, Whose User Generated Content Is It Anyway? | Tolerating Poor Performance Can Bolster Exemption Challenges | NYC Mayor to Introduce Fast Food Worker Scheduling Bill

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September – Firearms Law Issues in the Hospitality Industry | How Can My Property Comply With All These New Minimum Wage & Sick Leave Laws? | Future of Franchise Model in Question | 2017 “Contractor Minimum Wage” Rate Released

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August – On the Sideboard: Tip Deductions, Side Work, and Meal Credits | Renting Hotel Rooms to Minors: Know Your Liability | Facing the Music: Hoteliers Run the Risk of Copyright Infringement | Why the Laws Policing Menu Fraud Don’t Really Work

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April – Limiting Employees’ Hours to Dodge the ACA’s Employer Mandate Could Violate ERISA | Hospitality & Gaming Risk Management and Insurance Against Cyber Risk | Uber Promotions vs Uber Technologies | Adelson’s Las Vegas Sands wins new U.S. trial in $100M Macau case

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HOTEL DEVELOPMENT

2019

June – Advertising Fraud Case Raises Questions For Hotel Industry | Best Practices In Alcohol Beverage Trade Practices| No One Likes Surprises – Corporate Counsel Lessons Learned by Clients | The Consumer Is Changing, But Perhaps Not How You Think

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May – Airbnb Does an About-Face and Gets Into the Hotel Business | Hotel Lenders Explain Different Options For Development | An Employer’s 7-Step Guide To Navigating Newly Revived No-Match Letters | Take Great Care In Hotel Entrance Area—Or You’ll Pay

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April – Understanding the Resistance to Change Within the Hospitality Industry | How Hoteliers Should Handle Law Enforcement Requests | Hospitality Industry, Others Eye Proposed Overtime Rules | Report: Two-Thirds Of Hotel Websites Leak Guest Booking Details

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March – Technology in the Hospitality Industry – Have We Gone Too Far? | Navigating The Permitting Process | Not In Our House: New Human Trafficking Training Requirement For California Hotels And Motels | Why Coworking Is Coming to Hotels

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February – The Gig Economy: What Hoteliers Need to Know | Businesses ‘Sitting Ducks’ For Lawsuits Because Websites Aren’t ADA Compliant | Are Meetings the Perfect Place for Sexual Harassment? | Digital Threats Continue to Confront the Hospitality Industry

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January – The Room Key: Discovering Illegal Operations in a Guestroom | What Hotels Need To Know About Their Legal Obligations | Technology In The Hospitality Industry – Have We Gone Too Far? | 2019 Travel & Hospitality Industry Outlook

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2018

December – Hotel Attack Statistics | Woman Says Hilton Employee Secretly Filmed Her Naked In Hotel Room And Tried To Extort Her | How To Prevent ICE From Knocking At Your Door | Legal Liability, Implications Of Marriott Data Breach

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November – Motel 6 to Pay $7.6M for Providing Guest Information to ICE | Winter Is Coming…So What Should Employers Do To Prepare? | Hotels See Panic Buttons as a #MeToo Solution for Workers. Guest Bans? Not So Fast. | Are You Carefully Vetting Your Third Party Vendors? If Not, You May Be Buying Yourself a Breach of Privacy Claim

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October – Hoteliers: Ignore Complaints At Your Own Risk | How Hotels Can Compete In The Airbnb Landscape | How Big a Problem Are the Growing Worker Strikes for Marriott? | Proactive Crisis Communication: Profiting From The Calm Before The Storm

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September – NLRB Proposes Rule to Change Joint-Employer Standard | EEOC Lawsuit Push Takes Aim At Hospitality Employers | Risk Management: Attendee Health Issues/Illness | New Tax Law Provision Puts Hotel Mortgages In Technical Default

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August – Four Tips From General Managers For Weathering The 2018 Hurricane Season | Hotels Grapple With Racial Bias | Event Security & How To Handle It | #MeetingsToo: Survey Reveals Widespread Sexual Harassment

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July – 3 Ways To Stay Current With — And Contest — Local And State Laws | When The Government Wants Your Property: Eminent Domain – How It Works & How To Be Prepared | Not All Fun & Games: Sweepstakes & Contests In The Hospitality Industry | The Impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 on Businesses and Consumers

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June – New Wave of ADA Website Lawsuits | Why You Need To Know About California’s New Hotel Housekeeping Injury Rule | Risk Management – Alcohol & Recreational Marjiauan – Meetings & Events | Airbnb’s Growth Curbed By Safety Concerns, Competition: Researcher

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May – Hotel & Large Venue Security: An Evolving Threat Environment Requires Innovative Practices | 5 Things to Know About Franchise, Management Agreements | How to Minimize the Cost of Emotional Labor | How Labor Trafficking Affects Hotels & Why You Might Be Liable

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April – Owners Beware: Hotels Face Increased Brand & Liability Risks for Human Trafficking | 3 Things Managers Need To Know To Resolve Employee Workplace Issues | An Assortment of Legal Issues Hospitality Employers Should Be Considering This Year | What Hotel Operators Need to Know About Employment Law

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March – A Hotelier’s Guide to Business-Interruption Insurance Claims | Hotel Operators Need to Address the Asymmetric Threat | 10 Ways to Manage Expenses in 2018 | Want a Hotel Brand? How to Choose the Right Franchise

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February – Hospitality Financial Leadership – Creating a Hotel Accounting Policy Manual – The Dos and Don’ts | Top Tips For New Hotel Brands Entering the US Market | Motel 6 Lawsuit Offers Lessons For Hoteliers | Cyber Attacks on Hotels – What Should Hotel Owners & Operators Do?

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2017

December – Talking About Insurance Now Can Save You Money Later | Five Reasons Why Developers and Owners Love Hotel Leases | Innkeepers Law – Should Vacation Rentals be Included? | The Battle Over Mandatory Resort Fees

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November – Tips on Negotiating Your Annual Hotel Budget | U.S. Hotel Development Cost Survey 2016/17 | Luxury Hotel Leaders Share Lessons Learned in Hurricane Aftermath | Hotel Owners Ambushed by Saudi, Chinese, U.S. Geopolitics

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October – How Hotel Owners Can Fight Back Against Chargebacks | Five Key Difference Makers: Best Practices in Enhancing the Likelihood of Your International Franchise Success  | Top 10 Tips for Buying a Hotel | 4 Ways To Keep Staff Safe When Managing A Hotel

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September – Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree | Hoteliers Try to Navigate Oregon’s New Scheduling Law | Could Barring Former Employees From Your Premises Lead To A Lawsuit? | Defending Against Fall Pests Begins With Your Hotel’s Exterior

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August – Safeguarding a Hotel Property Against Cyber Attacks | Hotels Hit With Loyalty Program Patent Demand Letters | Follow These Tips to Avoid Overpaying on Hotel Property Taxes | State Senator Pushes Airbnb to Require Guests’ Photo ID, Keep Records for Three Years

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July – An Airbnb guest was late checking out, so the host shoved her — down a staircase, she said | Predictable Work Schedules: Oregon Blazes a Trail | The London Grenfell Tower Fire Will Provoke Soul-Searching and Hopefully, Reforms | Prostitutes are hiring flats on AirBnB and turning them into pop-up brothels, police reveal

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June – Airbnb Tries to Behave More Like a Hotel | Federal Court Decision Approves New Class Of “Surf-By” |
Key Takeaways: AHLA & AAHOA’s – Legislative Action Summit 2017 | Franchising Today Interview – Franchise Management for Dummies

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May – Cybercrime and Data Breach a Rising Threat to all Employers | What Hoteliers Should Know About Video Enhancement | Anatomy of a Franchise Termination Suit for Nonpayment of Fees | Franchisors: Protecting Trade Secrets Under Texas Law

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March – Who Is Liable After a Hotel Data Breach: Owners or Operators? | The Shifting Management Landscape | Hospitality’s Hidden Threat: POS

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January – Where Does Hotel Industry Joint Employment Liability End? | Unsung heroes of hospitality – Security Directors | Negotiating Hotel Purchase and Sale Transactions: Key Legal Issues for Buyers and Sellers | Establishing “Workweeks” For Exempt Employees

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2016

December – Luxury Brands Turn to Management Contracts for Growth | OSHA, Drugs, and Rock ‘n’ Roll: A Musical Soundtrack to OSHA’s New Drug Testing and Anti-Retaliation Rule | New Orleans Becomes New Model for Airbnb to Work With Cities | Social Accesibiltiy: Why Disabled Guests Deserve More

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November – Donald Trump’s Stunning Victory and Its Impact on the Hospitality Industry | Rebounding From A Natural Disaster | Controls Imposed by Franchise Agreements May Support Class Action Claims That Franchisees Are Actually Employees | Hostel Market In America: Potential For Growth

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October – The Increasing Difficulty of Construction Lending | Changes in Legal Framework for the Assessment and Display of Service Charges | Five Basic Questions about Franchise Agreements | Hoteliers on Millennial Employees

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September – Lax Valet Oversight Can Lead to Host Issues | Firearms Law Issues in the Hospitality Industry | Need-to-Knows of Negotiating a Franchise Contract | Project Management Considerations for Building Equipment Upgrades

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TRAVEL SAFETY

2019

June – Passport Or Driver’s License At The Airport? What Real ID Act Means For Your Travel Plans | Are We Overlooking One of the Biggest Threats to Business Travelers? | What Is a Reward Point Worth? It Depends | Cellphone Searches By Border Patrol Agents Violate Constitution

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May – Two In Three Travel Programs Impacted By Data Breaches | Boeing Knew About 737 Max Sensor Problem Before Plane Crash In Indonesia | Aeroflot Fire: More Passengers Could Have Been Saved | Security Around the Clock: Hotel Safety for the Mobile Workforce

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March – Joining Forces Against Travel Risk | Hotels At Centre Of Rape Allegations Promoted On TripAdvisor | Travel Safety Expert Shares Her Best Safety Tips for Women Travelers | Companies Fail To Carry Out Meetings Risk Assessments

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February – How to Safeguard Your Tech, And Your Money, While Traveling | Airline Mechanics Speak Out On Pressure To Ignore Safety Issues | Did Australia Hurt Phone Security Around The World? | Top Tips When In Crowded Places

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January – Whatever Happened to ‘Don’t Get in a Car With Strangers?’ | Increasing Risk of Infectious Disease Due to Globalization | Cyber Security Through The Eyes Of A Traveller | 2019 Travel and Hospitality Industry Outlook

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2018

December – Tips For Last-Minute Travel | Travel Advisors Warn U.S. Clients to Get Ready for Real ID Deadline | Starwood Data Breach Boosts Case for Security Contract Terms & for Virtual Cards | Risk Management Out Of Step With Needs Of The Modern Workforce

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November – 6 Tools To Help You Understand Airline Safety | Boeing Issues Safety Advisory for Newest Narrowbody Jet After Indonesia Crash | Emotional Health Toll for International Business Travelers | 83 Percent of Female Business Travelers Experience Safety Concerns or Incidents

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September – Why You Might Soon Undergo A Body Scan To Ride The Subway Or Bus | The Geopolitics Driving Traveler Risk | In-Flight Emergency: Cabin Depressurization | Airport Security Trays Carry More Cold Germs Than Toilets, Study Finds

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August – Air Marshals Have Conducted Secret In-Flight Monitoring Of U.S. Passengers For Years | Disease Threats: How To Secure The Corporate Workplace | Business Travelers, Be Careful Connecting To Public Wi-Fi At Airports | Research Reveals Cost Of Failure To Carry Out Hotel Security Checks

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July – Business Travelers Feel 50% Safer At Airports Than At Train Or Subway Stations | Few Corporate Travel Policies Specifically Address Female Safety | FAA Says It Won’t Regulate Seat Size Or Legroom Despite Consumer Safety Concerns | For Disabled Travelers, Technology Helps Smooth the Way. But Not All of It.

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June – LGBT Travel: Pride & Prejudice | Virtual Kidnapping in the US & Mexico | No One Likes a Copycat: How to Avoid & Protect Yourself From a Spoofed Travel Website | How To Protect Employees From Travel Risk

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May – Airlines’ Dilemma: Passengers Ignore Safety Demonstrations | A One-Minute Attack Let Hackers Spoof Hotel Master Keys | Homeland Security Facial Passenger Scans for U.S. May Go Nationwide | Understanding Risk Associated with Vaccine-Preventable Diseases While Traveling

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April – Focus On Security: Keeping Travelers Safe | Congress Calls for More Airline Fee Transparency | Employees Get Screwed By Expense Reports – But Women Much More Than Men | Lithium-Ion Batteries: Fire in the Sky?

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March – Providing Duty of Care for a Globally Mobile Workforce | Biometric Facial Recognition Boarding Changing Airport Experience | Two-Thirds of U.S. Commuter Railroads May Not Meet Crash Technology Deadline | Traveling With Medication? Here’s How to Keep Within the Law

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February – Canada to Trial Blockchain Security Concept to Make Travel Safer | Is Your ID Approved for Travel?These Are the Latest Rules | U.S. State Department Overhauls Travel Warning System | Eight Disturbing Travel Trends You’ll Confront in 2018

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January – What to Expect in 2018 | Record Number of Electronic Devices Swept Up in U.S. Border Inspections | Accessible World: Disabled Travellers | How to Check the Safety of a Charter Airline

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2017

December – Zuckerberg Sister’s Harassment Spotlights ‘Epidemic’ on Airlines | It’s the Grim Reality of Frequent Work Travel: Health Problems | The Die Hard Survival Guide To This Year’s Office Holiday Party | Lyft Finally Goes Corporate With Carlson Wagonlit Travel Deal

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November – Will You Need a Passport for Domestic Flights Next Year? | ‘Stranger Things’ At Border Control: Electronic Device Searches Increasingly Common | Business Travel Insurance: From Domestic to Overseas Policies, Here is What You Must Critically Look For | Travellers Face New Security Measures On All US-Bound Flights

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October – The European Union Is Preparing to Get Tough on Data Protection | Homeland Security plans to collect immigrants’ social media info | Engine Explodes on an Air France Plane, Forcing an Emergency Landing | After Hurricanes & Las Vegas Shooting, Countries Warn Citizens About Travel to U.S.

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September – Travel Safety: Use of Vehicles as Weapons | What To Do If Your Vacation is Disrupted by a Terrorist Attack | Hurricanes And Travel Insurance: What You Need To Know | I Attempted to Get on an Airplane with No Photo I.D. Here’s What Happened.

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August – Court Directs F.A.A. to Revisit Issue of ‘Shrinking’ Airline Seat Space | How the TSA Is Fighting a Tech War With Terrorists | How the New Transportation Ecosystem Could Reshape Jobs & Employment | Security Screening Intensifies in Australia Airports After Plot Disrupted

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June – Airbnb Hosts More Likely to Reject the Disabled, a Study Finds | Will Privatized Air Traffic Control Put You in Danger? | How to Minimize Jet Lag Symptoms

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May – Global Threat Assessment | Kidnapping: The Basics – Traveler Toolkit | New TSA rule on Carry On Devices from 6 Middle Eastern Countries

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March – Duty of Care Gets Personal in the Sharing Economy | Zika Virus has Faded, But Should Not Be Forgotten | WEF Study Identifies Biometrics As Key Growth Driver of International Travel and Security | The “Active Shooter” or Mass Shooter Subject Profile

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February – Global Airline Safety Standards For Satellite Tracking Will Kick in Next Year | Secrets to Making Your Travel Safe From Cyber Attacks | Member Org for Aviation Data Security Plots Expansion | Security Execs Voice Concern over Trump Travel Ban

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January – Help Fight Human Trafficking: a business travel New Year’s resolution | Simple Tips to Speed Your Way and Enhance Your Security | Four things you need to know about travel in 2017 | Travelers, beware! Hacking lurks in plugs and ports

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2016

December – Travel Security Tips for Personal and Business Trips | President Trump: The Travel Industry Reacts With Caution, Not Enthusiasm | Travel Safety & Practices For The Oilfield | How Travelers Can Use Google’s New Safety App

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November – Pre-Travel Health Planning Can Help You Avoid Common Issues | Duty of care: Managing corporate travel risk in an unstable world | Connect safely and conveniently while traveling with a travel router | Corporates fail to manage business travel share economy risk

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October – The Global Congress On Travel Risk Management 2016 | Engaging Stakeholders in Managed Travel Programs | Coping with the Fear of Flying

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September – Overseas Employee Travel Safety: The VIP’s Professional Travel Companion | How Much Crisis Planning is Enough? | The 2017 Global Travel Price Outlook | Can You Benefit from Process Efficiencies

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April – The Sharing Economy Moves into the B2B Space | Visiting Cuba: Tourists Lining Up, but Many Obstacles Remain | It’s Never Been So Important | Employee Traveler Tracking

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