Hospitality Industry Legal Risks: Hotel Owners And Management Will Face Numerous Compliance And Regulatory Issues In 2012

“The biggest issue hotel managers face in the coming year vis-à-vis the law is compliance with the myriad applicable statutes, rules and duties owed…”

A hotel faces potential legal consequences for all of the following:

  • negligence in the maintenance of its premises
  • failure to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act (minimum pay, overtime pay, equal pay, child labor)
  • discrimination against employees based on minority status
  • denial of services to guests perceived as illegal discrimination
  • contending with internet reviews, disagreements with a franchisor
  • overstepping bounds with unions
  • misapplying tip pools
  • eradicating bed bugs and other pests
  • dram shop violations
  • food issues
  • security concerns
  • insufficient insurance
  • trademark and copyright violations
  • securing and maintaining necessary business licenses
  • tax obligations
  • sanitation issues in spas
  • contract disagreements with suppliers
  • guests’ rights to privacy
  • SEC mandates
  • Managing employees to ensure compliance with all of the above, and much more.

For more:  http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/154000320/4054640.html

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