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On the Sideboard: Tip Deductions, Side Work, and Meal Credits

by Wendy McGuire Coats and Rochelle Nelson What kinds of employment-related issues are other restaurants facing? Here’s a quick look this summer’s court activity. No Deductions in Tips for Cash Deliveries. A restaurant chain came under fire for violating federal wage and hour laws by deducting cash handling fees from its employee’s tips. The restaurant ...
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Accommodating Transgender Guests in Hotel Restrooms, Locker Rooms Is a Balancing Act

If you work in the hospitality industry, you no doubt realize that for all of the hotel rooms around the globe, there is no room for discrimination. Claims of bias can have devastating consequences on a brand as well as rippling economic effects. To put that into perspective, the NBA’s recent decision to pull its ...
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Time to Act – Employers Have Fewer than Six Months to Comply With New Federal Overtime Exemption Rule

By: Paul Bressan and Ruth Seroussi On May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its much-anticipated final overtime exemption rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), as tasked to do by President Obama in 2014. The DOL received more than 270,000 comments since it published its Notice of Proposed Rule ...
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Minimum “Exempt” Salary Threshold Raised and Millions of Additional Workers Entitled to Overtime

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and the Labor Department issued the much anticipated final rule regarding overtime regulations, which significantly raises the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  These new Department of Labor Overtime Rules may be of particular interest to businesses in the ...
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Webinar: Non-Violent Confrontation Management (NVCM) Overview

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm ESTCost: FREESpeaker: Rob Shuster, VP Protective Services and Training, AFIMAC GlobalStephen Barth, Attorney and Founder, HospitalityLawyer.com Yes, I would like to attend Webinar Outline This webinar will focus on verbal and nonverbal tools to handle confrontational exchanges with agitated people. We will review the stages of how ...
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Major Changes In Attitudes and Approaches to Workplace Violence Prevention

We just completed the second of two Fisher Phillips webinars including panelists and contributors who were active and former Department of Homeland Security, Secret Service, and other law enforcement professionals.  We solicited questions and concerns from employers and used the panel discussions and preparation to develop more effective practices to prevent and respond to workplace ...
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Department of Labor Announces Final Overtime Rule

by: Andrea Kirshenbaum Today the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) formally announced its Final Rule which more than doubles the minimum salary threshold for “executive,” “administrative,” and “professional,” employees to qualify as exempt from overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL estimates that the Final Rule, which will become effective on ...
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What You Should Know Before Monitoring Your Employees and Guests

Co-authored by John Marvos Employees can make or break businesses in the service industry. While customer service oriented employees create a luxurious experience at a lesser establishment, employees that don’t prioritize customer service can ruin a guest’s experience even at the most finely-appointed hotel. However, managers and supervisors cannot always be present to recognize and ...
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Five Evolving Issues Confronting Employers in the Hospitality Industry

As the hospitality industry continues to grow and expand, one common goal is to provide all-inclusive experiences for visitors and patrons. Unfortunately, given the breadth of the goods and services offered to the public and the workforce employed to supply these experiences, the hospitality industry is also providing plaintiffs’ attorneys and government regulators with their ...
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