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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


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


Cooking and cleaning may be "essential job functions" even for managers
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • June 1 2010

A federal appeals court decision provides some significant insight into what courts may consider to be "essential functions" of restaurant managers, in a case that arose under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA


Multiple embarrassing OSHA citations: the next union organizing tactic?
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • June 1 2010

While many union organizers seem to have moved to DC to become lobbyists, UNITEHERE, the SEIU, and other unions continue to aggressively campaign against hospitality employers


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 access to the hotel
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 2 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


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

In the most recent 60-day period, we were aware of 19 petitions filed against hospitality employers. Click here to view the table


Fast food restaurants should expect more union harassment
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • May 8 2014

I question whether the union's strategy of publicly embarrassing restaurants in front of customers will bring in members, but it is clear that unions


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