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Foster Garvey PC

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: Blackrock leads funding round for guest acquisition platform SiteMinder; CheapAir transforms...

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This week’s Update features a number of stories on growing online travel platforms – including the launch of an entirely new travel application and the possible resurrection of an old familiar travel application....more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

New Jersey Hoteliers Required To Provide Panic Devices to Employees

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Q: I operate a hotel in New Jersey and heard New Jersey law now requires me to provide panic devices to certain hotel employees. What do I need to know? ...more

Littler

Littler Global Guide - Philippines - Q4 2019

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DOLE Issues Guidelines and Procedures for Work-Related Permits and Visas - New Order or Decree - On October 17, 2019, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) published an order providing guidelines on the issuance...more

Barley Snyder

Now Could Be the Time to Explore Liquor License Purchase

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The latest state auction selling Pennsylvania restaurant liquor licenses could be the best opportunity in years for small business owners to enter the industry, depending in which County you are seeking a quota license....more

Dentons

Incentives for the promotion of tourism activity in Panama

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The benefits established by Law No. 80 of 2012 seek to boost foreign investment in the tourism sector in Panama for...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

New York State To Eliminate Tip Credit For Many Employees Beginning June 2020

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Q:  I heard New York is changing its rules around tip credits for some types of employees.  What do I need to know? ...more

Brooks Pierce

National Labor Relations Board Changes Course On Employee Email

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Employers who revised their electronic communication policies under the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) Purple Communications standard may want to head back to the drawing board (again) in the new year. In Caesars...more

Littler

Connecticut’s New Restaurant Wage Law Codifies “80/20 Rule” for Tipped Employees

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Following months of political maneuvering, including a gubernatorial veto, Connecticut has enacted compromise legislation that attempts to clarify how restaurants and other hospitality industry employers must pay workers who...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 1.14.2020 | Top Story: Amazon Hit with Antitrust Case by India’s Government

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BlackRock Inc. will sell out of all companies “that get more than 25% of sales from thermal coal.” This threshold, however, won’t affect larger, diversified miners—which includes some of the biggest coal shippers....more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

The Time Is Now for Employers in Illinois to Abide by New Laws

The New Year brings new laws for Illinois employers. Some laws go into effect this Summer, while others are effective as of this month. For employers who have not yet revised handbooks, policies and agreements, the time is...more

Pullman & Comley - Labor, Employment and...

One Last 2019 Act from the Connecticut General Assembly: A December “Special Session” and the Tip Credit

Governor Lamont signs House Bill 7501 into law on January 6, 2020. As we say goodbye to 2019 (and await commencement of the 2020 session of the Connecticut General Assembly in February), the General Assembly via a “Special...more

Rumberger | Kirk

Find Your Footing: Don’t stumble when it comes to slip-and-fall claims

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Some regard slip-and-fall claims as nuisance litigation and often make billboard plaintiffs’ lawyers the butt of jokes. But, occasionally, these claims represent catastrophic injuries with verdicts to match, and even garden...more

Foster Garvey PC

OTA & Travel Distribution Update: 2019 Year in Review

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With 2020 now upon us and 2019 in the rearview mirror, I thought this would be a good time to take a look back at the stories (and the themes that the stories represent) we covered in 2019 that I believe will have the largest...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

ADA TITLE III Litigation: A 2019 Review And Hot Trends For 2020

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Seyfarth synopsis: ADA Title III lawsuits flooded federal courts in 2019 and will likely continue to do so in 2020 with new theories for the courts to consider. ...more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Two New NLRB Decisions Allow Employers to Limit Use of Its Email System and Preserve Confidentiality of Workplace Investigations

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Q: What is the current rule on whether an employee can use our company’s email system to distribute union material? Also, are we permitted to require employees to keep workplace investigations confidential without running...more

Robins Kaplan LLP

Financial Daily Dose 1.6.2020 | Top Story: Oil Futures Jump as Concerns Deepen Over Mideast Volatility

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Oil jumped for a second straight day, with futures near $70/barrel as fallout from the U.S.’s drone-strike assassination of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani continues to raise “the prospect of disruptions in the world’s most important...more

Epstein Becker & Green

Hospitality Employers Take Note: Numerous Local Increases to the Minimum Wage Take Effect Now

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…With the start of the New Year, employers in the hospitality sector should prepare for new state- and local- minimum wage increases for their non-exempt employees. To help multi-jurisdictional employers easily navigate...more

Epstein Becker & Green

New Jersey’s New Child Victims Act Expands Opportunity for Filing Abuse Claims and Removes Former Immunity for Non-Profit...

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On December 1, 2019, New Jersey’s Child Victim’s Act went into effect. This new law opens a two-year “revival” period for individuals to assert civil claims of child abuse and to file claims against institutions and...more

Lowndes

Mount Dora Considers New Tax Collections and Regulations for Airbnbs

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With the growth of Airbnbs and web-based lodging platforms, Mount Dora and Lake County are both looking at common sense solutions to bring regulations up-to-date regarding B&B operations and tax collections. As this Orlando...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

New York State To Eliminate Tip Credit For All But Hospitality Industry Workers

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In New York, 2020 will be the last year employers who employ tipped employees in car washes, nail salons, and parking garages, among other establishments, will be permitted to pay such employees a rate below the minimum wage...more

Littler

New York Governor Orders Elimination of the Tip Credit for Employers Subject to the Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous...

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For over a year, New York State employers harbored concerns that New York State would enact rules that would eliminate their ability to apply a tip credit towards the wages of employees who earn tips. ...more

Perkins Coie

New Year, New Worker Protections: Preparing for SB 5258

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Beginning January 1, 2020, Washington employers in industries including hospitality, retail, security, and contracted property services will need to comply with a new law amending the Washington Law Against Discrimination...more

Payne & Fears

Key California Employment Law Cases: November 2019

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Carroll v. City & Cnty. of S.F., 41 Cal. App. 5th 805, 254 Cal. Rptr. 3d 519 (2019) - Summary:  Each alleged reduction of monthly disability retirement benefit payments for discriminatory reasons was continuing violation...more

Goulston & Storrs PC

Airbnb Slashes Boston Inventory to Meet New Requirements

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The number of Airbnb listings in Boston has been cut in half due to local ordinances regulating the operation of short-term rentals. Boston is not the only city pushing back on Airbnb, a company that is battling local city...more

Fisher Phillips

Veterans Turned Away Because Of Service Animals: Lessons You Can Learn

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The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced settlements with two hotel properties to resolve complaints under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) involving service animals. In both...more

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