Employment Law
AH&LA Newswire
AH&LA defends industry against fed-law abuses   20 Mar, 2015

American Hotel & Lodging Association is fighting the decision to increase the minimum wage in Los Angeles, claiming its implementation will hamper the industry’s ability to create jobsMore>>

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What hoteliers need to know about child labor laws   16 Jan, 2015

As a hotel manager, familiarize yourself and your supervisors with the federal and state-specific lists of barred tasks, and be sure your younger workers stay clear of themMore>>

Karen Morris Newswire
When you are hiring, do a check and avoid a wreck   15 Sep, 2014

Can we all agree that the process of hiring employees, particularly those with access to guestsrooms, should always include a criminal background check? True, no matter who among your trusted employees recommends the applicant; true, no matter how impressed you are with the candidate at the...More>>

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AH&LA 2014 policy agenda focused on economic growth, job creation   29 Jan, 2014

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) unveiled its Pro-Growth Policy Agenda for 2014, highlighting the key areas on which the U.S. lodging industry will focus its advocacy efforts.More>>

Gerry Chase Newswire
5 QUESTIONS WITH ... Gerry Chase   3 Jan, 2014

The president and COO of New Castle Hotels & Resorts emphasizes changes in government policyMore>>

Sam Friedman Newswire
5 QUESTIONS WITH ... Sam Friedman   2 Jan, 2014

Dimension Development’s founder and CEO on how the Affordable Care Act will affect the hotel industry, why military activity has the effect it does and what markets will be top of mind in 2014More>>

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AH&LA advocates for more hours in "full-time" definition   9 Oct, 2013

The lodging industry is advocating for changes in the current law to allow for a definition of full-time status that is more in keeping with current employment practices. The current ACA definition of 30 hours could lead to disruptions in the workforce and does not allow employees to maintain...More>>

Think first before hiring an unpaid intern; it can bite you   8 Oct, 2013

Be careful before deciding to hire unpaid interns. More>>

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Legal Q&A: Why hiring an unpaid intern can be a bad idea   27 Sep, 2013

We’ve warned clients for some time now that businesses and other organizations should think carefully if they are considering the possibility of permitting unpaid internships. Internship season is year-round now in most industries, so the time to consider whether and under what circumstances to...More>>

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Department of Labor finds Grand Hyatt Denver violated Fair Labor Standards Act   15 Aug, 2013

1750 Welton Street Investors LLC, doing business as the Grand Hyatt Denver, must pay temporary employees who worked as housekeepers more than $55,000 in back wages. The Department of Labor found the business hadn't paid the workers for time spent working before and after their scheduled shifts. The...More>>

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