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publication date: Sep 1, 2012
author/source: HospitalityLawyer.com



  Volume V, Issue 2

In this edition:

How to Handle a Death at Your Hotel
By Jesse Denton and Diana S. Barber, J.D., CHE
The recent death of Whitney Houston brought to mind one of the less pleasant aspects of life in the hospitality industry; people die in hotel rooms around the world on a daily basis. Deaths in hotels are usually not news worthy as it is more typically a business traveler who dies of a heart attack or similar medical condition in the hotel room bed or bathroom. The only time one usually hears about a death in a hotel is when the media learns of a celebrity’s death. Read the full article here..

New ADA Access Regulations Will Affect Work Areas
By Fox Rothschild LLP
Employers have an obligation under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), as well as under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, to make reasonable accommodations for qualified employees with disabilities. Now, employers may have an additional obligation under Title III of the ADA to make certain “employee work areas” accessible. To read the complete article and access additional resources provided by Fox Rothschild, please click here..

Security Personnel in Bars, Taverns, and Nightclubs
by Donald Decker, Robson Forensic

Hotels, motels and entertainment complexes often contain bars, taverns and nightclubs. Security personnel employed by bars, taverns, and nightclubs are often referred to in the hospitality industry as bouncers, doormen, and floor men. The role of security personnel is to protect people and property. This responsibility includes patrons and employees. Read the full article here..

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2013 Hospitality Law Conference

The Eleventh Annual 2013 Hospitality Law Conference is scheduled for February 11-13, in Houston, Texas. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, please download the “Invitation to Submit a Presentation Proposal” and submit to Carla Fiorito by April 1.

The Annual Hospitality Law Conference is the leading conference dedicated to hotel and restaurant legal, safety, and security issues.

Second Annual Global Congress on Travel

HospitalityLawyer.com is proud to announce the second annual Global Congress on Travel, focusing on Legal, Safety, and Security Solutions!

This Congress is a unique convergence of all travel industry verticals: transportation, lodging, venues and events, public infrastructure and technology. It is a multi-disciplinary dialogue on best practices to enhance the global travel industry’s ability to provide safe, secure, and uninterrupted travel.

The dialogue will include topics covering:

  • Secure Design Integration: How Security can Equal Luxury
  • Meeting Your Duty of Care in the Lodging Mode:
    Providing Safe and Secure Lodging for Your Mobile Workforce
  • Global Best Practices in Lodging Safety & Security:
    Keeping the Tourist Safe and Secure
  • Protecting Guests Traveling in Unstable Environments –  From Civil Unrest to the Risk of Terrorism. What the Hotel Industry is Doing?

View the full agenda here..

Resources for Operators

Our Spring Webinar Series has begun! View the schedule here. If you have missed a webinar, check out our On-Demand Library.

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Employee Handbook
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