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Hotel & Restaurant Operator Newsletter

publication date: Jan 29, 2012
author/source: Stephen Barth, Founder of HospitalityLawyer.com

HospitalityLawyer.com - worldwide provider of legal, safety, and security solutionsHotel & Restaurant Operator Newsletter

January 2012 Volume V, Issue 1

At HospitalityLawyer.com, we are continuously striving to meet the hospitality industry's legal, safety, and security needs. With that goal in mind, we will be sending an Operators Newsletter each quarter. Our goal is to provide hotels and restaurant operators legal, safety, and security tips to help you with your hotel.  Please let us know if we can address a specific topic. 

In this edition:

HospitalityLawyerBest Practices and Positive Management Tips for Hotel & Restaurant Professionals by Stephen Barth

  • Perform frequent self-inspections for sanitation, safety, and security concerns.
  • Establish a philosophy of prevention and proactive processes rather than reaction.
  • Develop a code of ethics that is enforced.
  • Recognize that your employees are also your customers.
  • Establish direction by creating a mission statement for the general business and each department.
  • Remember that mistakes are teaching opportunities.

CKI Risk SolutionsIt’s Time We Talk About The Elephant In The Room: Preventing Hotel Housekeeper Injuries, by Chris Montross and Bill Gonser, CKI Risk Solutions


Over the past decade, hospitality providers have been engaged in an amenities competition and have taken drastic steps to remodel and revamp their suites and guest rooms to appeal to patrons desiring luxurious accommodations. According to the New York Times, “It is a competition in which the nation's premier hotels are trying to have their accommodations resemble royal bedrooms. Super thick mattresses, plush duvets and decorative bed skirts have been added, and five pillows rather than the pedestrian three now rest on a king-size bed.” Read more

Fisher & Phillips, LLPNLRB Poster Requirement Delayed Until April 30, 2012 by Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Just a friendly heads up - the NLRB recently issued a new notice-posting requirement, mandating that employers post an oversized (11" x 17") Notice of Employee Rights. Because of the pressure of legal actions challenging the new rule, the implementation date was first pushed back from November 9 to January 31. Read more.

HospitalityLawyer.com News

2011 Hospitality Law Conference - Focusing on Legal, Safety, and Security SolutionsThe 2012 Hospitality Law Conference will start on Thursday, February 9th, with in-depth coverage on a broad array of issues, including 3 dedicated tracks to address relevant and timely topics of interest to Lodging, HR, and Food & Beverage professionals and general sessions covering topics such as:

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Resources for Operators

Did you miss a webinar from our Fall 2011 series? View them all here. Stay tuned for our Spring 2012 Series, starting in March!

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