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New York City Employers, Beware: Worker Protection Bills On Tap For 2017
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 9 2016

New York City lawmakers have introduced a suite of legislation aimed at penalizing retail and fast food employers for making last-minute changes to


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


What Every Employer Needs To Know About The Super Bowl
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • January 25 2017

The stage is officially set. The Atlanta Falcons will be playing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51 on Sunday, February 5, 2017, and no doubt


Lessons learned from sports: improve your team every year
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • June 1 2013

Seasonal hiring is critical to the hospitality industry's ability to provide service in peak seasons. Whether it is the rush of the winter ski season


Box score: compiled by the hospitality update staff
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 1 2014

In the most recent 60-day reporting period, we were aware of 25 petitions filed against hospitality employers. Click here to view the table


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


You learn a lot from smokers and drinkers
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 18 2013

Tim Sackett always writes practical and entertaining posts, Today's post, "The Number One Reason You Should Never Drink at an Office Function" is


Box score elections compiled by the hospitality update staff
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 1 2014

Since the start of this year, we were aware of 19 representation petitions that went all the way to an election. Unions were victorious in 13 of them


Limiting off-duty employee access to hotels
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 10 2015

Many hospitality employers are surprised to learn that employees have a right under federal labor law to access the exterior, nonworking areas of the


Court rejects "Al Capone defense" to FLSA violations
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • September 1 2013

On July 29, a federal appeals court addressed the question of whether the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage and overtime protections apply to