Mark Trapp Quoted in “Hospitality Regulation and Legislation to Watch in 2014”


Mark Trapp, a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment and Litigation practices, in the Chicago office, was quoted in an article titled "Hospitality Regulation and Legislation to Watch in 2014." (Read the full version — subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Nonunion hospitality companies could be hurt by policy shifts at a bolstered National Labor Relations Board in 2014, cruise companies face stiffer regulatory oversight at the federal level and casinos are eyeing gambling expansion measures at home and abroad, attorneys and experts say.

With a full five-member board for the first time in years, the National Labor Relations Board has become more active in terms of setting policies and coming out with guidance — particularly with how the National Labor Relations Act can affect nonunion employers. The tide is not expected to change in 2014 under the purview of recently instated NLRB general counsel Richard F. Griffin Jr., and could have a direct hit on restaurants and hotels, according to attorneys.

"You can anticipate there will be no difference in aggressiveness under Griffin," Mark Trapp of Epstein Becker & Green PC told Law360.