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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


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


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


Serving up more taxes - IRS to begin taxing automatic gratuities as service charges
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • September 16 2013

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


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


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


Aftershocks from D.C.'s "labor law earthquake" likely to be felt throughout the U.S. hospitality industry
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • September 15 2011

On August 23, 2011 the Washington D.C. area experienced a 5.9 magnitude earthquake


N.Y. Court allows restaurant servers to pursue class claims against Batali restaurants due to tip policy
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • May 13 2011

On May 10, 2011, the Southern District of New York conditionally certified a collective action against eight New York metropolitan area restaurants owned by celebrity chef Mario Batali alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act


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


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