ADA Alert

There are five reasons that all hotel members in the United States need to comply with all the new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements before the March 15, 2012 deadline. By acting now, you can save your business countless productive working hours and thousands of dollars in penalties.  1. The March 15, 2012 deadline is…

How the New Employee Rights Notice Posting Will Affect You

By April 30 of this year, most businesses in the private sector will be required to place an 11-by-17 poster in their workplaces advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. The poster, available through the National Labor Relations Board website in English, Spanish and 26 other commonly used languages, informs employees…

Bed Bugs a Nagging Problem for the Hospitality Industry

The old saying “Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” unfortunately has real meaning for many travelers in the last decade who have encountered these unpleasant parasites. Small (adults are about 3/8 to 1/4-inches long) and reddish-brown, bed bugs emerge at night from their hiding places in cracks and crevices near the bed or…

Meritless Claims Can Still Hurt You

Most every business owner will tell you that they know the possibility of a sexual harassment allegation or employment discrimination claim against their business is out there. However, most would also tell you that they don’t think such exposures really exist in their business – it is, after all, a small business where everyone knows…

The Importance of EPLI Coverage

The number of retaliatory claims made by dismissed workers has skyrocketed 55 percent since 2000. This figure has jumped 7 percent this past year alone, with an all-time high of 100,000 new claims against former employers. While workers’ compensation and general liability insurance cover most incidents in the workplace, these retaliatory claims are not. This…