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Limiting off-duty employee access to hotels
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 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 LLP
  • 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


Don't let a tattoo or haircut become a liability
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 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


Dispute serves up lessons for restaurateurs in employee defection and trade secrets
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 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


SEIU paints a bull's eye on fast food industry
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2010

It's common for fast food workers in Canada, Germany, France and Australia to be represented by a union


How much is too much?
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 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


UNITE-HERE ups the ante against hotels
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2010

Hotels and other entities should expect unions to routinely use OSHA citations as an organizing tool and a way to harass hospitality employers. In a recent Hospitality Update, we described a May 12 Houston Chronicle article complaining about the allegedly high rate of ergonomic injuries suffered by hotel employees


"Kitchen tryouts start today"... or maybe not
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2010

Hospitality employers sometimes wonder whether it's possible for individuals to participate in kitchen activities as unpaid interns or on a tryout basis, typically as chefs or cooks


Going over the top at Disneyland: sleazy union tactics in "the happiest place on earth"
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2010

Disneyland is known as "The Happiest Place On Earth."


Bill would compel higher cash wages for tipped employees
  • Fisher & Phillips LLP
  • 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