Hospitalitas Newsletter - Spring 2014

In This Issue:

- Your Grandmother Doesn’t Work for Free: Volunteer and Intern Positions Under Closer Scrutiny

- Excessive Celebration – Penalty Declined

- Four Crisis Management Lessons from the Disappearance of Flight MH370

- Hilton Avoids Class Certification over Timeshare Telemarketing

- Wait, You’re Not Housekeeping!

- Terminated Auto Dealers Revenge – Were the GM/Chrysler Dealer Terminations Unconstitutional?

- Except from Your Grandmother Doesn’t Work for Free: Volunteer and Intern Positions Under Closer Scrutiny:

Rhea Lana Riner, owner of children's clothing consignment franchise Rhea Lana's, has sued the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), alleging that the department harmed her consignment franchise business when it arbitrarily classified her volunteers as employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Her suit has put the minimum wage debate front and center.

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