Travel data and personal information have become more accessible, making virtual kidnappings increasingly common. Although these threats can be difficult to avoid or detect, a proper risk plan can help prepare for such a situation. What is Virtual Kidnapping In a virtual kidnapping, the most common circumstances are that a demand is made, almost always ...Read more
Depending on where you do business, crime and its associated consequences may simply be a cost of doing business. Unfortunately, savvy Plaintiff’s lawyers have carved out a niche practice by targeting businesses in high crime areas of our inner cities/Plaintiff-friendly venues. Frequently hotels, restaurants, bars, and the like find themselves as repeat targets in premises ...Read more
The Hospitality Sector has many unique legal issues, and the number of crimes involving Hospitality Laws continues to rise. There were 2656 hotel crimes committed in New York in 2017 alone. Hotels and bars restaurants are the two most common sites of hospitality crimes. Legal issues in the hospitality sector most often involve the theft ...Read more
Earlier this year, the CEO of a major hospitality company with more than 100 hotels worldwide was charged in Miami, along with his regional vice president, for unlawful compensation and conspiracy related to the renovations and remodeling of their newest hotel in South Beach. The charges allege that the company would regularly offer heavy discounts ...Read more
The hospitality industry provides or the safety and security of its patrons and employees on its premises. This responsibility extends to all parts of the premises to which patrons and employees may be expected to go and to those parts of the premises that the business has led the patrons and employees to believe they ...
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For most Americans, the notion of being kidnapped and held for ransom is nothing more than the plot to a good action movie. For international business travelers, wealthy, or high-profile individuals living and traveling abroad (or individuals perceived as such), however, kidnapping can be a very real threat. Kidnapping for ransom has historically been a ...Read more
The problem of employee theft in hotels is an age-old problem. Businesses lose billion of dollars each year in employee theft. And hotels, by nature, present numerous opportunities for employee theft from guests and the house. Theft in a hotel can take many forms – from identity theft to credit card fraud to theft of ...Read more