Recent Blog Posts
- Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog Ranks in Top 75 We were pleased to see that Feedspot has ranked our blog in its “Top 75 Employment Websites and Blogs for Employees and Employers.”
The ranking is based on Google reputation and search ranking; influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites; quality and consistency of posts; and Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review.
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- Immigration Update: Travel Ban and Other News for Employers The Immigration Law Group at Epstein Becker Green released a Special Immigration Alert that will be of interest to our readers.
President Trump Issues Revised Executive Order on Travel
USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions Starting April 3, 2017: All H-1B Petitions, Including H-1B Cap Petitions, Are Affected!
Use of New Form I-9 Is Now Mandatory
IRS Announces That Delinquent Taxpayers Face Revocation/Denial of U.S. Passports
DHS Issues Two New Memos on Enforcement/Border Security
Read the full alert here.
- Employers: How to Prepare for “A Day Without” Actions A new post on the Management Memo blog will be of interest to many of our readers in the hospitality industry: “‘A Day Without’ Actions – How Can Employers Prepare?” by our colleagues Steven M. Swirsky and Laura C. Monaco of Epstein Becker Green.
Following is an excerpt:
[T]he same groups that organized the January 21, 2017 Women’s March on Washington – an action participated in by millions of individuals across the county – has called for a “Day Without Women” to be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.... More
- Fifth Circuit: Outsourcing Violated the NLRA – Employment Law This Week Featured on Employment Law This Week: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit backs the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in an outsourcing dispute.
The NLRB found that a management company violated the National Labor Relations Act when it outsourced the cleaning staff of a hotel that it managed. The NLRB found evidence that the outsourcing decision was related to the worker’s interest in union representation. The NLRB rejected the company’s argument that the decision was due to declining... More
- Changes to NLRB Election Rules and Employee Handbook and Email Standards Are Likely Under Miscimarra Our colleague Steven M. Swirsky, a Member of the Firm at Epstein Becker Green, has a post on the Management Memo blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the hospitality industry: “NLRB Acting Chair Dissents Point to Likely Changes to Board Election Rules and Employee Handbook and Email Standards.”
Following is an excerpt:
NLRB Acting Chair Philip Miscimarra has given the clearest indication to date of what steps a new Republican majority is likely to take to... More
- Fifth Circuit Pays Special Deference to NLRB’s Determination that Hotel Management Company Acted with Anti-Union Animus in Outsourcing Housekeeping Department A recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit illustrates the potential pitfalls of outsourcing in the face of a union campaign, as well as the steep hurdle employers face in overturning a decision of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”). In Remington Lodging & Hospitality, LLC v. NLRB, the Fifth Circuit enforced an NLRB order holding that a hotel management company’s decision to outsource the hotel’s housekeeping department was motivated at least in part by... More
- D.C. Mayor Signs Ban on Most Employment Credit Inquiries Our colleagues Brian W. Steinbach and Judah L. Rosenblatt, at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Heath Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the hospitality industry: “Mayor Signs District of Columbia Ban on Most Employment Credit Inquiries.”
Following is an excerpt:
On February 15, 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the “Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act of 2016” (“Act”) (D.C. Act A21-0673) previously passed by the D.C. Council. The Act amends the Human... More
- Epstein Becker Green to Participate in the 2017 National Club Conference in New York Epstein Becker Green is pleased to be participating in the National Club Association’s 2017 National Club Conference at the New York Athletic Club on May 22-24, 2017.
Jeffrey H. Ruzal, Member of the firm and leader of Epstein Becker Green’s Hospitality industry service team is featured in the afternoon General Session on May 22, 2017 and will discuss misclassification of club staff.
Jeff is looking forward to sharing his knowledge in hospitality law and discussing best practices to avoid many of the recurring... More
- Five Issues Hospitality Employers Should Monitor Under the Trump Administration In the new issue of Take 5, our colleagues examine five employment, labor, and workforce management issues that will continue to be reviewed and remain top of mind for employers under the Trump administration:
Change in Labor Landscape Is Not Likely to Come Quickly
For Wage and Hour Changes, Look Locally
Employer Group Health Plans Post-ACA: What’s Next for Employers and Workers?
Examination of Retirement Plans Under a Trump Administration Microscope
Cyber Threats Are Front and Center for Employers as the Trump Administration Takes Office
- Where Federal Expectations Are Low Governor Cuomo Introduces Employee Protective Mandates in New York Earlier this week New York Governor Andrew D. Cuomo (D) signed two executive orders and announced a series of legislative proposals specifically aimed at eliminating the wage gap in gender, among other workers and strengthening equal pay protection in New York State. The Governor’s actions are seen by many as an alternative to employer-focused federal policies anticipated once President-elect Donald J. Trump (R) takes office.
According to the Governor’s Press Release, the Governor will seek to amend State law to... More