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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


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


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


Can you judge a book by its cover? Adopting and enforcing dress codes and appearance policies
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • December 1 2015

Many hospitality employers impose strict guidelines on employee appearance, dress, and grooming - and for legitimate reasons. These rules protect


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


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


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


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


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


Union calls for may 15 fast food workers strike in 26 countries
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • May 9 2014

Fast food workers are difficult targets for union organizing efforts, but its simply too large a market for unions to ignore. Moreover, the fast food