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Passing credit card swipe fees to employees and guests
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 7 2014

Our national hospitality practice frequently advises restaurant owners and operators on whether it is legal for employers to pass


ADA accessibility notes from the Resort Hotel Association Conference
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • July 22 2013

Last week, I had the honor of attending the Resort Hotel Association's ("RHA") Annual Conference at The Edgewater Hotel in Seattle. RHA is comprised


Take 5 views you can use: wage and hour update
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 10 2013

Many restaurants include automatic gratuities on the checks of guests with large parties to ensure that servers get fair tips. This method allows the


Pool lifts must comply with ADA regulations by end of January
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 3 2013

As a reminder, January 31, 2013 is the deadline for hotels and other places of public accommodation to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act's


Texas Roadhouse, Inc. settles its beef with wait staff for $5 million
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 7 2012

The restaurant and hospitality industries are no strangers to the tidal wave of wage and hour class action lawsuits


5 ways to avoid a $55,000 fine from the DOJ
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 15 2012

Today, March 15, marks the effective date of the 2010 ADA Standards for hotels, restaurants, retailers, spas, golf clubs and other places of public accomodation


ADA update: new swimming pool regulations take effect soon!
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 17 2012

As hoteliers and hospitality employers know, the upcoming March 15, 2012 deadline for the 2010 ADA Standards will have significant impact on hotel operations


Maryland restaurant owner who also worked as a bartender is ineligible to receive tips
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 16 2011

A Maryland federal court recently ruled in Gionfriddo v. Jason Zink LLC that the owner and operator of two taverns could not qualify as a “tipped employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Maryland Wage and Hour Law despite that he also worked as a bartender at his establishments


Delay in "employer mandate" regulations impacts hospitality employers - especially those with seasonal employees or fluctuating work weeks
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • February 11 2014

On February 10, 2014, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service issued highly anticipated final regulations implementing the employer


Take 5: views you can use: five hot topics in hospitality law
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • April 17 2014

Spring is finally here, and the cherry blossoms are blooming in Washington, DC. Tourists are out in full force, and the hospitality industry is