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As state and federal budget cuts tend to wane, the Department of Labor (DOL) is expected to step up enforcement against hospitality employers in the coming year. Because the DOL considers the hospitality industry as a “fissured” industry, owners, franchisors, franchisees and management companies should be prepared to deal with inquiries, particularly in the areas of tipped employees and the misclassification of employees.
According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the hospitality sector added 321,000 additional jobs in 2014. With all those new employees, as well as the continued addition of jobs we expect to see in coming year, here are our top predictions for labor law issues that will play a vital role in the hospitality industry in 2015.
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AH&LA is hopeful that final action on a long-term TRIA extension occurs in the coming weeks during the lame duck session. The Senate passed its reauthorization bill earlier this year on a huge bipartisan vote, but action has stalled in the House.
The new Senate Republican Majority, combined with a larger House Republican Majority, will significantly alter the policy landscape for the business community and the lodging industry, says the government affairs team at AH&LA.
The association anticipates a busy year legislatively that includes smaller, targeted measures getting to the Presidentâ€™s desk and being signed into law, though likely not any grand compromises on issues like immigration or the nationâ€™s fiscal policy. When it comes to issues impacting the lodging industry, hereâ€™s what AH&LA expects to come down the pike:
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Chavez said housekeepers have been reprimanded for not cleaning rooms fast enough and some have resorted to working through breaks to avoid warnings. Still, she said, there are days when she looks at the clock at 2 p.m. and realizes she won’t finish on time. By comparison, before the program started, she could clean up to 20 rooms in a day because some rooms just needed a light touch.
A program that encourages hotel guests to decline housekeeping to conserve water and electricity sounds like a noble idea.
But hotel housekeepers say the program is killing their jobs, their legs and their backs as those workers still employed say they have to work harder because the rooms tend to be dirtier.
Fabiola Rivera, 31, said her managers expect her to clean rooms left unkempt for as many as three days at a pace of 16 rooms per day in an eight-hour shift, the same quota as if the rooms were tidied daily. And she also has to run around delivering fresh towels to guests in the program who cheat a bit.
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Supporters dispute claims that the move was intended to help labor groups increase membership and say the higher wages will lift working families out of poverty. Under the law, hotels with union workers can be exempted fromÂ the $15.37 hourly wage if workers agree…City Hall leaders on Wednesday rejected the criticisms. Councilman Mike Bonin, who advocated passage of the law, questioned the prediction that 533 hotel jobs will be lost in his Westside district.
Ratcheting up their opposition to a new law requiring larger hotels to pay workers $15.37 an hour, representatives for the hotel industry on Wednesday threatened to sue the city over the ordinance.
Standing outside Los Angeles City Hall, hotel operators and business leaders said they are considering a lawsuit based on federal laws. They also released new numbers predicting 1,488 jobs â€” including at least 140 in the San Fernando Valley â€” would be lost as Los Angeles hotels lay off workers to compensate for the wage hike.
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