SELECT SERVICE NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

2020

November – Data Privacy and Security Challenges During Re-Opening | The Key to Effective Infection Prevention in Hospitality | 2020 HVS Lodging Tax Report – USA | New Maryland Law Requires Hotels to Provide Lower Beds in Accessible Guestrooms | US States’ Small Business Support Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic | Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness | Legal Concerns While Operating During The Pandemic

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October – Employers Should Prepare for Wave of COVID-Related Wrongful Death Lawsuits | Property Taxes Post COVID-19 | The Hotel Industry Cash Crunch | Receivership 101: Navigating What’s Next for Distress | Hotel Cleanliness Policies in the Time of COVID-19 | Joint-Employer Rule Reset a Challenge for Operators | How Hotels Can Protect Themselves From COVID-19 Lawsuits

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September – Re-Opening & Room Rates: Beware of Price Gouging Laws | 4 Common COVID-19 Misunderstandings That Could Place Your Company At Legal Risk | Report: State Of Hotel Industry Six Months Into COVID Pandemic | 50-State Emergency Order Tracker: Roadmap to Restart – Updated August 25, 2020 | The Cost of COVID-19: Owners Face a Severe Hit to Their Fiscal Health | Comprehensive FAQs For Employers On Hurricanes And Other Workplace Disasters | How to keep hotel workers safe in a crisis

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August – How Should Your Business Handle Anti-Mask Guests? A 5-Step Action Plan | 4 Alternative Uses for a Hotel During COVID-19 | Hotel’s COVID-19 Lawsuit Hinges On Policy Renewal Language | Aviva Insurance Faces Class Action Lawsuit From Hotels Denied COVID-19 Coverage | Legal Issues In Management Deals, Rates During Pandemic | Best Practices Instill Confidence In Hotel Cleanliness | Disaster Planning and Preparedness Resources: 2020 Hurricane Season

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July – 4-Step Plan For Bringing Your Hospitality Workforce Back To Work |
Legal Issues To Consider When Bringing Back Employees | Hospitality Employers: Top Tips To Take Your Team’s Temperatures |
Tactical Recovery Action Plans for Hoteliers | Hotel Operators: Various Approaches To Security And Cleaning Protocols | Mind Your T’s and C’s: COVID-19 Terms and Conditions for Hotels | An Abbreviated, Annotated Bibliography of Hospitality Industry Responses to Modern Crises | Pandemic Continues to Force Businesses to Explore Bankruptcy

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June – COVID-19 Exposure Control and Response Plan: What Is It and Why Does Every Employer Need One? | Someone Says They Caught Coronavirus at Your Hotel: Now What? | Key Employment Considerations When Resuming or Increasing Business Operations | Hotel Industry Turns to 9/11 Legal Framework to Navigate Pandemic Insurance

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May – During COVID-19, Economy Hotels Lead The Way In Housing Essential Workers | Key Considerations for a Hotel Contemplating to House Healthcare Workers And/Or Transitioning into a Temporary Healthcare Facility | When to Reopen Your Hotel: The Decision to Shut Down Was Hard, But the Decision to Reopen Is Even Harder | Insurance Coverage for Losses Stemming from the Coronavirus

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April – CARES Act Stimulus Will Permit Business Loans To Cover Payroll, Expand Unemployment | Checklist for Scaling Down or Closing Hotels During COVID-19 | Cleanliness Theater for the Post-Pandemic World

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March – Litigation Trends: Looking Ahead Into 2020 | Passing the Buck: How to Successfully Transfer Risk to Third Parties | How Employers Can Respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

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February – How to Protect Your Hotel Guests and Staff From Coronavirus | Beware! Do Sex Traffickers Lurk At Your Hotel? | Locking It Down: Tips For Preventing Data Breaches

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January – Veterans Turned Away Because Of Service Animals: Lessons You Can Learn | Six Tips for Protecting Hotel Parking Structures This Winter | What To Consider When Upgrading Your Locks

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A Look Back At 2019 – The Top 5 Articles of 2019

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2019

December – The Perils of Social Media Promotions in the Hospitality Industry | Strategies to Defend & Mitigate Against Sex Trafficking Lawsuits in the Hospitality Industry | What Employee Accommodations are Required Under the ADA?

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November – Federal Minimum Wage Not Reflected In Many Payroll Budgets | Panic Buttons Are The Tip Of An Infrastructural Iceberg | New Jersey Becomes First State To Require Panic Devices In Hotels

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October – Hoteliers Have 3 Months To Adjust To New Overtime Rules | Hurricane Headaches: HR Tips for Employers | Malware Targeting Credit Cards Strikes Hotel Websites

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September – All The World’s A Stage: Legal Factors to Keep in Mind Before Signing a Location Agreement | The Recent Rise Of Predictive Scheduling Laws: Emerging Strategies In An Evolving Area | What is the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry? (Why does It Matter?)

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August – Developing a New Approach to Harassment Prevention in the Era of #MeToo | How to Combat Bird Infestations at Hotels | Hospitality Cyber Threats Are Alive & Well – Lessons From Recent Incidents

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July – Repeat Offenders: Commonly Cited OSHA Standards in the Hospitality Industry & How to Avoid Them | How to Add Value to Your Hotel Asset | Hospitality Case Review: The Top 100+ Hospitality Cases That Impacted Us in 2018

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June – What Hoteliers Need To Know About Salary Inquiry Bans | Human Trafficking in the Hospitality Industry: What Industry Participants Should Do to Protect Themselves and Their Customers | An Employer’s 7-Step Guide To Navigating Newly Revived No-Match Letters

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May – How Hoteliers Should Handle Law Enforcement Requests | Lessons For Hoteliers From Continuing Cyber Threats | Experts Outline The Hotel Industry’s Top Legal Hurdles

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April – Scan For Cameras To Protect Guests’ Privacy | Severe Weather Business Continuity Planning | 3 Tips For Navigating Criminal-History Laws When Hiring

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March – Coming Clean About Religious Discrimination: How A Hotel’s “Sins” Resulted In The “Holy Grail” Of Verdicts For A Dishwasher | Service Animals, Assistance Animals, Comfort Animals – And The Occassional Miniature Horse | 12 Steps For Bringing Injured Employees Back To Work | Settlement Announced In Des Moines 2014 Embassy Suites Hotel Guest-Rape Case | Court Ruling Further Clarifies ADA Website Accessibility Obligations

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February – The Room Key: Discovering Illegal Operations in a Guestroom |
Ways To Keep Your Hotel Guests Safe | Marriott Sued By Housekeeper Over Guest Sexual Misconduct | 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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January – The Most Frequent Hospitality Claims | Avoiding Workplace Violence: Tips & Best Practices For Hospitality Employers | Hilton Employees Fired After Being Accused Of Racial Profiling At Oregon Hotel

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2018

December – Hotel Attack Statistics  | Winter Is Coming…So What Should Employers Do To Prepare? | Ensuring Hotel Websites Are ADA Compliant

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November – Legal Issues in the Hospitality Sector | Winter Weather Checklist | Hoteliers: Ignore Complaints At Your Own Risk | How Hotel Managers Should Respond To An Employee Whisteblower

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October – EEOC Lawsuit Push Takes Aim At The Hospitality Industry | Flood Checklist | Hotel Employee Safety Devices Not ‘One Size Fits All’ | 5 Reasons Good Employees Leave Hotels

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September – The Unique Challenges of Data Security in the Hospitality Industry | Housekeeper Safety Checklist | How A Narrow Joint-Employer Standard Benefits Hotels | Know Thy Enemy: Bed Bug Facts Every Hotelier Needs to Know

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August – When The Government Wants Your Property: Eminent Domain – How It Works & How To Be Prepared | Hurricane Checklist | New Wave of ADA Website Lawsuits | Staying Aware of New Housekeeping Litigation

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July – “Hands Off, Pants On” When Guests Sexually Harass Your Employees | Natural Gas Checklist | What Hoteliers Can Do When Crises Strike | Premises Security Litigation

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June – Hiring Minors in the Heat of Summer: What Employers Need to Know | Guest Safety Is Every Employee’s Problem | Ruling on Class Action Waivers Gives Hoteliers Options

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May – A One-Minute Attack Let Hackers Spoof Hotel Master Keys | Legal Experts Outline Challenges for Hotel Industry | How Hotels Can Prevent Credit Card Fraud

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April – Ensuring Hotel Insurance Claims Cover All the Bases | The Biomechanics of Slips, Trips, and Falls | Beware of the ICE: Hospitality and Retail Industries Need to Prioritize Immigration Compliance

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March – A Hotelier’s Guide to Business-Interruption Insurance Claims | Hotel Operators Need to Address the Asymmetric Threat | Thinking Broadly About Fire Safety

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February – Hotel Security: How to Optimise It | A Top Priority in 2018: 7 Steps to Achieve Hotel Website Accessibility and ADA Compliance | Public Area Housekeeping Basics: Timing, Signage, and Vigilance Are Key

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