Hospitality Update - June 2012, No. 2


In This Issue:

- Peyton Manning Ate Here! Managing Privacy Concerns In A Modern Workplace By Larry Sorohan (New Orleans)

Privacy can be an elusive goal. In today’s world, the Internet allows us an almost unlimited access to information. Yet, the more information that becomes available, the more the insatiable desire grows for still more detail on a moment’s notice. Unless your name ends in “ardashian,” however, you likely still crave some semblance of privacy. The crossroad between these competing two forces can create issues for employers in today’s society...

- The Summer Jobs+ Initiative vs. Child Labor Laws By Michelle I. Anderson (New Orleans)

“America’s young people face record unemployment, and we need to do everything we can to make sure they’ve got the opportunity to earn the skills and a work ethic that come with a job. It’s important for their future, and for America’s…. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. That’s why today, we’re launching Summer Jobs+, a joint initiative that challenges business leaders and communities to join my Administration in providing hundreds of thousands of summer jobs for America’s youth” — President Barack Obama...

- Oh Brother, Make It Stop! By C.R. Wright (Atlanta)

By now you have probably already heard that another celebrity is in the news as a result of harassment allegations. In Savannah, Georgia, Paula Deen, her brother “Bubba,” and their restaurant Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House have been sued for racism and sexual harassment. According to a complaint filed in Chatham County by former employee Lisa Jackson, “Bubba” Hiers engaged in violent behavior including sexual harassment directed at female employees.

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