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Hospitality Industry Prepares For Slate Of New Consumer Privacy Protections
Several bills would make changes to the consumer rights request process.
United States
14 Oct 2019
New York City Considering Additional Restrictions On Hotel Project
According to recent media stories, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that he is directing his Department of City Planning (DCP)
United States
9 Sep 2019
Restaurant Websites Under ADA Scrutiny
In Haynes v. Dunkin' Donuts LLC, No. 18-10373, 2018 WL 3634720 (11th Cir. July 31, 2018), a blind plaintiff sued Dunkin' Donuts, alleging that its public-facing website,,
United States
3 Jan 2019
Judicially Enforced DOL Subpoena Overturned
In Acosta v. La Piedad Corp., 894 F. 3d 947 (8th Cir. 2018), the court ruled that a restaurant company doing business as El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant ...
United States
14 Sep 2018
Illinois General Assembly Amends State's Liquor Control Act
New Law Allows Municipalities to Control Locations of Bars, Other Liquor Retailers
United States
20 Aug 2018
Regulation And Legislation - June 2018
May 7, 2018, was the compliance deadline for restaurants and similar retail food establishments that are part of a chain with 20 or more locations to implement menu labeling requirements.
United States
13 Jun 2018
New York City Set To Take Another Step To Limit New Hotels And Motels
Proposal Would Require Special Permits for New or Converted Hotels or Motels in Light Manufacturing Districts
United States
17 Apr 2018
Failure To Appear Leads To Double Damages Award
In Rios v. BBQ Chicken Don Alex Inc., et. al., 2018 WL264512, (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 1, 2018) in an uncontested action, the plaintiff, a waitress, alleged that the defendants' restaurants ...
United States
1 Mar 2018
Plaintiffs Not Entitled To Phone Numbers And Tip Pool Beneficiaries Not A Proper Class
In Stevens v. Farmers Restaurant Group, 2018 WL 647638 (D.D.C. Jan. 31, 2018), the district court's grant of conditional certification in a wage-hour opt-in class contains important lessons for restaurants ...
United States
1 Mar 2018
Hospitality Employers Beware: Confusion Of The Use Of The Tip Credit Persists
A nettlesome issue in the hospitality industry in recent years has been the extent to which waiters...
United States
18 Sep 2017
Mandatory Gratuities And The Law
State and local minimum wage laws in several parts of the county and other factors have led some restaurants around the country to require mandatory tipping as a way to manage rising labor costs.
United States
12 Aug 2016
New DOL Overtime Exemption Rules Serve Uncertainty With Side Of Trepidation For The Restaurant Industry
The U.S. Department of Labor, on May 18, 2016, released its rule updating overtime regulations for executive, administrative and professional employees (commonly referred to as white collar employees) under the FLSA.
United States
12 Aug 2016
Navigating The New Open Carry Law In Texas
Holland & Knight Partners Kelly Bagnall, Jonetta Brooks and Mary Goodrich Nix review the open and concealed carry laws in Texas and engage in a best practices discussion.
United States
13 May 2016
Food And Beverage Law Update: October 2015
Class action litigation is on the rise in the food industry. The jurisdictions that still see the majority of federal class action filings are California, New York, Illinois and Florida.
United States
29 Oct 2015
Court Draws Line Against Union Hotel Boycotts
A recent decision of the federal appeals court in Chicago gave hotel operators some welcome protection against union-organized boycotts arising from a labor dispute.
United States
21 Aug 2014
Condo Hotel Branding: Benefits And New Risks With Rule 506(c)
Condominium hotels are experiencing renewed interest, buoyed by the rising tide for real estate, as well as favorable trends for financing under the SEC's new Rule 506(c).
United States
12 Aug 2014
Hotel Management Agreement Termination Disputes: Is There Shelter From The Storm?
In the wake of Fairmont v. Turnberry and M Waikiki LLC v. Marriott Hotel Services in 2012, the hospitality industry was abuzz about the dramatic ousters of the hotel operators by the hotel owners
United States
18 Oct 2013
N.Y. Court Of Appeals Allows Hospitality Industry Employer Broad Discretion In Mandatory Tip Pooling
In decision that is helpful to hospitality industry employers, the New York State Court of Appeals has given restaurants and other food outlets considerable flexibility in establishing mandatory tip pooling for service staff.
United States
31 Jul 2013
Court Upholds Management Deal with Union On Hotel Operations
Underscores Rights of Parties to Reach Private, Special Purpose Agreements
United States
18 Jul 2013
Strategic Ouster Of Hotel Operators: If You Can't Stop It, Discourage It
Do owners and operators drive the legal structure of hotel management agreements?
United States
13 Sep 2012
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