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Ninth Circuit "Tips" Against Tip-Pooling Policies
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 1 2016

In a surprising decision that may require many restaurants and other hospitality businesses in the Western U.S. to alter their labor practices, the


Don't let a tattoo or haircut become a liability
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • June 11 2014

There is no legal requirement that an employer adopt a dress or appearance policy, but many restaurant and hospitality employers are looking to


What hotel leadership should know about the emerging trend of assault and battery claims
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 8 2015

Ask nearly any leader in the hotel industry andor their HR manager for the definition of a "hostile work environment," and they will have a pretty


Can you refuse to hire a felon?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 1 2012

Imagine you are a hotelier hiring for a sensitive position perhaps a night auditor or purchasing clerk


Lawsuit serves up lessons for restaurateurs
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 1 2011

A decision issued this summer by a federal district court in New York provides important lessons for professionals in the food services and restaurant industry regarding employee defection and trade secrets issues


OSHA compliance for restaurants
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 1 2011

Restaurants and their trade associations are justifiably proud of their food safety efforts as shown by the July 27, 2011 announcement by the National Restaurant Association celebrating over one million classes of restaurant industry training


Dispute serves up lessons for restaurateurs in employee defection and trade secrets
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

A case pending in New York federal court, BLT Restaurant Group LLC v. Laurent Tourondel, Michael Cinque and LT Burger, Inc., provides a reminder of important lessons for professionals in the food services and restaurant industry regarding employee defection and trade secrets issues


Bill would compel higher cash wages for tipped employees
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • February 21 2011

A bill introduced recently by U.S. Representative Donna Edwards (D. Md.) would amend the federal Fair Labor Standards Act to require many employers to boost their direct cash payments to tipped employees by 76 within 90 days after passage, even though these employees are already receiving (by law) at least the FLSA minimum wage in combined tips and cash wages


Changes in ADA accessibility standards are on the way
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 1 2011

On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA


How much is too much?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 1 2011

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit recently issued a decision that has significant ramifications for employers making use of the tip-credit provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA