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Seattle Delays I-124 Medical Requirements

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Pending the results of a lawsuit challenging the medical requirements under the Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative (“I-124”), the City of Seattle has agreed to delay enforcement of Part 3 of that law. Part 3...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Hands Off-Pants On Ordinance In Effect in Chicago; California May Be Next

Last October, we wrote about a Chicago ordinance requiring hotel employers to, among other things, equip hotel employees assigned to work in guestrooms or restrooms with portable emergency contact devices. The ordinance took...more

Littler

Hotel California: Annual Minimum Wage Increases Take Place on July 1st

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The California cities of Santa Monica, Long Beach, and Los Angeles each mandate a separate minimum wage payable to hotel workers. The rates adjust annually on July 1. Below is a summary of the new rates, effective July 1,...more

Fisher Phillips

And Now The Bad News: Avalanche of California Bills Continues to Advance

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As we discussed in our last blog post, California employers received some rare good news in recent days.  Bills to expand California’s paid sick leave requirement and to require employers to accommodate medical marijuana use...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Sacramento County “Panic Button” Ordinance

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The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors has approved an Ordinance requiring hotel and motel operators in Sacramento County to provide employees with a panic button or notification device that can be used to call for help...more

Holland & Knight LLP

New York City Set to Take Another Step to Limit New Hotels and Motels - Proposal Would Require Special Permits for New or...

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• New York City's City Planning Commission (CPC) is expected to officially propose in the next few weeks an amendment to the City's Zoning Resolution to require that most new hotels and motels in light manufacturing districts...more

Mintz - Real Estate, Construction &...

The Rise of Short-Term Apartment Rentals: Concerns and Opportunities for Multifamily Owners

Previously on this blog, my colleagues posed the question to commercial landlords, “Do you know who’s working in your building?” In this post, I look at a different aspect of the sharing economy—residential short-term rentals...more

Fisher Phillips

“Hands Off, Pants On” When Guests Sexually Harass Your Hotel Employees

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In an April 2016 survey of 400 Chicago-area women working at hotels, nearly 50 percent indicated that they have had a guest answer the door naked, expose themselves, or were otherwise flashed. Worse yet, 1 in 10 said they had...more

Fisher Phillips

Weekly Roundup - February 10.

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If you are involved in safety or risk management, especially in construction, you recognize that struck-by accidents are almost always among the top three causes of employee deaths. What you may not appreciate is that most...more

Fisher Phillips

Howard’s End of the Week Roundup - January 21

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I started these posts after my partner Travis Vance and I realized that our clients and Firm friends are eager for information in areas other than labor, OSHA, and employment law. A number of nationally renowned thought...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Judges and Legislators in Chicago and California Seek to Expand Protections for Hotel Workers

In the wake of a deluge of sexual harassment accusations being leveled against high profile figures, and the ensuing #MeToo social media movement, some legislators and judges have been eager to expand protections for certain...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Chicago Passes Ordinance Requiring Hotels to Provide “Panic Buttons” To Certain Employees

On October 11, 2017, the Chicago City Council passed the Hotel Workers Sexual Harassment Ordinance (the “Ordinance”), which requires Chicago hotels to develop anti-sexual harassment policies and provide employees who work...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Click for Backup: New Ordinance Requires Chicago Hotels to Provide Staff with “Panic Buttons”

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Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 11, 2017, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance that will require Chicago hotels to provide certain staff with “panic buttons” and develop enhanced anti-sexual harassment policies....more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Chicago City Council Committee Approves Hands Off-Pants On Ordinance to Protect Hotel Employees

On October 2, 2017, the Chicago City Council Committee on Workplace Development and Audit approved an amendment to the Municipal Code (the “Ordinance”) that, if approved by the full City Council, will require hotel employers...more

Downey Brand LLP

Sixth District Upholds County Zoning Updates Against Piecemealing Claim, Rejects Challenge to Negative Declaration Based on...

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In March 2017, the Sixth Appellate District issued its decision in Aptos Council v. County of Santa Cruz, which rejected a two-pronged challenge to the County of Santa Cruz’s adoption of three zoning ordinances revising...more

Holland & Knight LLP

West Coast Real Estate Update - April 2017 #1

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San Francisco Ordinance Invalidated in Victory for Landlords - In Coyne v. City and County of San Francisco, No. A145044 (Cal. Ct. App. Mar. 21, 2017), the California Court of Appeal invalidated a San Francisco...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

What California’s Blue Bubble Means for Employers

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While people have many questions and concerns arising from last week’s presidential election, one thing is for sure: California remains entrenched in a very deep blue bubble....more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Spoiler Alert: LA Hotel Ordinance Is Here to Stay

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There’s a new twist in the ongoing soap-opera like saga surrounding the Los Angeles Citywide Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Ordinance.  The Hotel Associations that opposed the Ordinance have now dropped their two-year law suit to...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Los Angeles Hotel Ordinance Update

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Last week, Nancy Yaffe and I hosted approximately 30 Human Resources professionals in the hospitality industry in our Century City office for a working group discussion on the challenges of the Los Angeles Citywide Hotel...more

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

A Reminder: Increased Minimum Wages for Santa Monica and Los Angeles

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An increase in temperatures will not be the only increase employers will see this July: employers in the City of Los Angeles and in the City of Santa Monica are reminded that minimum wages will increase starting on July 1,...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Santa Monica Adopts Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Ordinance for Hotel Workers

In January 2016, the Santa Monica, California City Council adopted a wide-reaching ordinance that raises the city’s minimum wage for hotel workers. The ordinance also imposes paid sick leave requirements on hotel employers...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

Santa Monica Adopts Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Ordinance

In January of 2016, the Santa Monica City Council adopted a wide-reaching ordinance that will raise the city’s minimum wage and impose paid sick leave requirements that exceed the state’s paid sick leave statute. The...more

Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP

Santa Monica Passes Minimum Wage and Sick Leave Ordinance

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The Santa Monica City Council passed a minimum wage ordinance which becomes effective on July 1, 2016. The ordinance, which won’t be finalized until the City Council meets again this week, includes a phased increase to reach...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

You Can Check Out Any Time You Like… But Your Information Might Never Leave

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When you check into a hotel, do you assume that the clerk asks for your license plate number to avoid accidentally towing your car? Or that guest services wants to know how many people are in your group to make sure that...more

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