Employment, Labor, and Workforce Management Roundtable Event

Epstein Becker Green invites you to a timely and informative roundtable on the implications of the #MeToo movement for the hospitality industry and how to ensure compliance with exacting federal and state wage and hour laws.

1. Managing in the #MeToo Era: The Latest Legal Developments and Their Implications for Hospitality Employers

The #MeToo era is in full swing, and it shows no signs of abating anytime soon. For a host of reasons, the hospitality industry is a particularly vulnerable target of the movement, along with #TimesUp, #MeToo’s sister campaign, which is largely focused on providing sophisticated legal assistance to lower-wage workers with sex harassment claims. In addition, significant new and pending changes to New York State and New York City law—including the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act,” which takes effect on October 9, 2018—will impose substantial burdens on hospitality employers, making it all the more important that they have the most effective practices in place to prevent and respond to sex harassment in the workplace.

We will provide you with insight on proper training, prevention, and awareness with respect to these and related issues.

2. Wage and Hour: Tackling Some of the Top and Toughest Issues for Hospitality Employers

With more than 200 million visitors a year and a $5 billion tourism industry, New York City is home to over 24,000 restaurants and 280 hotels (averaging more than 50,000 employees). While it is challenging enough to operate a hospitality business, it is uniquely burdensome to ensure full compliance with New York’s ever-changing and employee-friendly wage and hour laws and regulations. We will lead you through an in-depth discussion surrounding important and nuanced issues, such as tip pooling, spread of hours, and call-in pay requirements. We will also provide you with an understanding of your legal obligations, best compliance practices, and insight into what changes to expect and prepare for in the coming years.

Click here to register for this complimentary event.

Please register early as space is limited.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Sylwia Faszczewska at sfaszczewska@ebglaw.com.

Event Detail

New York, NY


Jump to Page

Privacy Preference Center

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. This information might be about you, your preferences or your device and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information does not usually directly identify you, but it can give you a more personalized web experience. Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.