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Key Considerations for a Hotel Contemplating to House Healthcare Workers And/Or Transitioning into a Temporary Healthcare Facility

Every hotel owner or manager is in a different situation, however the one common denominator for the hospitality & leisure industry, is the epic negative impact this epidemic has had on the travel industry, with less people flying for both business and leisure, which has resulted in the vast majority of hotels across top 25 ...
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March Update on How Employers Can Respond to COVID-19 with FAQs

Since publishing our previous post last month, there have been a number of significant developments related to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus – now officially called “COVID-19.”  Notably, during the week of February 23, 2020, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) reported community spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 in California, Oregon, and Washington. ...
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Comprehensive And Updated FAQs For Employers On The COVID-19 Coronavirus

LAST UPDATED: March 9, 2020 Fisher Phillips has assembled a cross-disciplinary taskforce of attorneys across the country to address the many employment-related issues facing employers in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The COVID-19 Taskforce has created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document, which has been continually updated since first published on March 3 and ...
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Resources to Combat the Coronavirus

Subscribe to Converge Newsletters: https://hospitalitylawyer.activehosted.com/f/18 LAST UPDATED: MARCH 31, 2020 GENERAL Assistance for Small Businesses. U.S. Department of the Treasury. (March 27, 2020). Available at home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses. Interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020). Available from https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/guidance-business-response.html Pandemic Preparedness In The Workplace ...
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Pandemics and the Lodging Industry

As of the writing of this article, the Coronavirus pandemic is only a few weeks old, yet it is clear that this event is already having a significant impact on the travel industry. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the virus, now known as COVID-19, a global health emergency, and individual governments have imposed ...
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Insurance Coverage for Losses Stemming from the Coronavirus

The coronavirus has not only sickened tens of thousands of people, killed several hundred, and disrupted life for millions, but has also sharply impacted the second-largest economy in the world. Many Chinese companies have suspended operations, and international companies like Starbucks, Apple, McDonalds, KFC, and Pizza Hut have closed their stores in Wuhan and elsewhere. ...
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How Employers Can Respond to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (“2019-nCoV” or “coronavirus”) is a respiratory illness that, with its spread to the United States, is raising important issues for employers. This guide explains the outbreak, the legal implications of it, and how employers should be responding now to employees who might have the virus, are caring for affected family members, ...
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7 Steps to Establish a Food Safety Culture

Establishing a food safety culture in your organization is critical to the process from farm to table. Every individual involved in food production, manufacturing, distribution, and consumption has a stake in the safety of food. The financial burden posed by food recalls can be significant. Consumer foodborne illnesses can create reputational and economic issues for ...
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Traveling Can Be Dangerous to Your Health! Maintaining Balance for Business Professionals Who Travel

A recent study from Harvard Business Review highlights the impact business travel has on employees’ health and suggests that “…if you have employees who are often between cities, you owe it to them to provide the education, information, tools and resources so they can maintain healthy lifestyles while on the road.” Here are a few stats around business ...
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Avoiding a Foodborne Fiasco

Introduction The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million people or 1 in 6 Americans experience a foodborne illness every year as a result of consuming contaminated food or drink and roughly 128,000 people in the US are hospitalized due to foodborne illness. There are many different pathogens or disease causing microbes ...
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