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 JMBMs Labor & Employment department, discusses the new law and what employers can expect.
On September 25, 2019, a bill was introduced in the House of Representatives that would expressly make hotel resort fees and other mandatory charges illegal.
Many hotels operate internationally and are frequently subject to the European Unions 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 JMBMs Global Hospitality Group and Co-Chair of the Firms Cybersecurity & Privacy Group, explores the impact of last years breach on the hotel brand below.
Another state Attorney General joins in the Resort Fee litigation this time suing Hilton
Attorney General for DC Sues Marriott International over Hotel 'Resort Fees' – By Jim Butler
Vizergys Director of Business Development, Hope Waggett, CHDM, weighs in on the hot topic of ADA compliance for hotel websites
A federal Grand Jury has indicted a prolific ADA plaintiff for income tax evasion. More than just an interesting story, Marty Orlick explains how this might affect current and future ADA litigation.
Today, Marty shares some good news from Riverside, California, where the Riverside County District Attorneys Office is seeking to stop abusive ADA lawsuits filed by serial litigants.
Voters in Long Beach, California passed an initiative in November 2018 that affects all hotels in Long Beach with more than 50 hotel rooms. The Hotel Workplace Requirements and Restrictions Initiative Ordinance, known as the 'Panic Button Initiative' places new requirements and restrictions on hotel owners and puts non-union hotels at a disadvantage.
In collaboration with JLL, Baker & McKenzie presents Hotel Management Contracts 2018, a unique analysis of recent trends in hotel management contract negotiations in Asia Pacific. This provides an update to our previous study undertaken in 2014.