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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


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


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


Wage & Hour Division continues enforcement actions against Virginia hotels
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • June 3 2011

The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division in Norfolk, Virginia has announced that it will be stepping up its compliance audits and enforcement efforts against area hotels


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


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


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


How hoteliers must comply with WARN
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • March 13 2014

When hoteliers are considering purchasing, selling or remodeling hotels, one of the most overlooked issues during the due diligence and planning


IRS releases new Affordable Care Act guidance on the employer mandate
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • January 8 2013

As we blogged about previously, the Affordable Care Act provides unique compliance obligations for hospitality employers, many of whom employ large


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