Hotel Lawyer Alert for Hotel Owners and Operators: Newest FTC Warning About Hotel Data Security

Hotel data breaches can have significant financial and reputational impacts on a brand, as evidenced by Marriott’s $123 million GDPR fine. In the article below, Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, outlines the critical importance of data security for the hospitality industry.

California Limits Use of Independent Contractors, Creating Significant Liabilities and Penalties for California Hotel and Restaurant Employers – By Jim Butler

As of January 1, 2020, California employers will need to comply with a new law which codifies a heightened standard of classifying an individual as an independent contractor. The new law can have significant implications for hospitality industry employers. Marta Fernandez, hotel lawyer and a partner in JMBM’s Labor & Employment department, discusses the new law and what employers can expect.

Cybersecurity Lawyer: Lessons from Marriott’s $123 Million GDPR Fine

Many hotels operate internationally and are frequently subject to the European Union’s 2018 General Data Protection Regulation. The financial consequences of a breach can be significant, as recent fines imposed on Marriott International demonstrate. Bob Braun, senior member of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, explores the impact of last year’s breach on the hotel brand below.