Welcome and thank you for joining us for this special edition of We Get Work, live from Jackson Lewis’ Corporate Counsel Conference, CCC2023, at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach resort in Orange County, California. What follows are high level conversations on conference programs and why they were important topics to present now.
Articles Discussing The Workplace In The Hospitality Industry.
Labor Trends in Restaurant Industry: How QSRs and Gen Z are Impacting Employee Activism
As restaurants emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, employers in the industry continue to face new challenges with organizing activity on the rise and new generations leading the charge.
Hospitality Employers and the new OSHA ETS
Now that OSHA has released its long-awaited Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) relating to the COVID-19 vaccine, join Littler for a discussion about how it will impact hospitality employers. Shareholders Alka Ramchandani-Raj, co-chair of Littler’s Occupational Safety and Health Group, and Rachel Fendell Satinsky, discuss the OSHA ETS requirements and
Restaurant Rebound: How Employers Can Build and Keep Top-Notch Service Teams
The restaurant industry continues its slow, but steady recovery from the impacts of COVID-19. One of the most critical issues facing employers is attracting and retaining talent in the face of increasing difficulties to do so.
Restaurant Industry in 2021 Series: Tips
Restauranteurs continue to be challenged by the mandated closures and limitations on operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What Hospitality Employers Can Expect to See in Employment Law if Vice President Biden Wins the Election
While no one knows what the outcome of the presidential election will be, if Vice President Biden is elected, hospitality employers should expect to see the following labor and employment issues front and center:
Restaurant Industry Workplace Law Update – Fall 2019
To assist restaurant owners and professionals in assessing emerging employment risks, we are pleased to provide the first issue of our newsletter. The Restaurant Industry Workplace Law Update highlights topical issues in claims, defenses, and liability risk management developments.
Three Proposed Regulations That Should Be on the Hospitality Industry’s Radar
The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued three sets of proposed regulations that significantly impact the Hospitality industry. As recently discussed in several Littler articles, after two years of regulatory inactivity, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division published three Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) regarding overtime exemptions, the regular rate, and joint employment under the Federal Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
Littler Lightbulb: Highlighting Five Trends in Hospitality
As part of our practice, we like to keep an eye on significant legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments affecting our clients in the hospitality industry. Based on our monitoring of these legal trends, we are shining a light on five key issues that are, or should be, top of mind right now for hospitality employers.
Don’t “Panic”: A New Legislative Trend for Hotel Employers?
Bruce Sarchet and Corinn Jackson, both with Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute, discuss a noticeable trend developing in the hotel industry. They review the burgeoning popularity of laws requiring hotel employers to provide certain workers – primarily guestroom cleaning staff – with panic buttons to be used in emergencies, including instances of sexual harassment by guests. Bruce and Corinn survey panic button ordinances enacted in Seattle, Sacramento, and Chicago. They also consider a bill pending in California that would impose similar obligations statewide.
Restaurant Industry Newsletter (July 2013)
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) establishes and enforces workplace safety regulations in several industries, including restaurants. Under the Obama administration, OSHA has undertaken several new enforcement initiatives that have a wide-ranging impact on employers in the restaurant industry.
Restaurant Industry Legal Alert: Child Labor Restrictions Could Impact Summer Hiring
Everyone remembers their first summer job in high school. It was not only your first taste of what it meant to work for a living, but also your first taste of having some extra spending money for the weekend. One of the most popular industries in which people look for summer jobs is the restaurant industry. In fact, only the construction industry adds more summer jobs each year than the restaurant industry. Therefore, it probably comes as no surprise that the National Restaurant Association projects restaurants to add around 448,000 jobs this summer, a 4.5 % increase over their collective March 2013 employment levels.