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Operations Newsletter from HospitalityLawyer.com

publication date: Aug 6, 2012
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Operations Newsletter


Operations Newsletter

July 2012 • Volume V, Issue 3

In this edition:

Medical Emergencies at Your Hotel, Restaurant or Business: An Analysis of Duty Risk and Liability
By: Jerry D. Hamilton and Carlos J. Chardon

Every year numerous lawsuits are filed against hotels, resorts, restaurants, spas, gyms and sports clubs on allegations of inadequate responses to medical emergencies that unexpectedly befall their guests and patrons. Given that these lawsuits often involve deceased or significantly impaired individuals and highly complex medical scenarios- where numerous experts are enlisted to battle one another- they can drag on for years and be very costly to defend. As can be expected, exorbitantly high medical bills, costly life care plans, and other economic damages are often claimed. Even with strong liability defenses, the concern of facing a high jury verdict often looms largely, especially when considering the strong emotional component often present and the potential it has to sway a jury. Read More

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Did Your DUI Lawyer Draft Your Employee Handbook?
By Tillman Coffey

Of course not. I just wanted to get your attention. The real question is when is the last time you reviewed your employee handbook to ensure, not only that it is legally compliant, but also to ensure that it accurately reflects your current policies and practices? That long, huh? If your handbook (along with your sense of fashion and hairstyle) is stuck in the 80s, 90s or early 2000s, it may be time for an update. An outdated handbook can create potential risks for employers and convert what should be your best friend into your worst enemy. Read More

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What to Do When Your Hotel Doesn't Have Room?
By Christopher Elliott, Chicago Tribune Media Services
previously published in the Chicago Tribune

The deadly storms that left large swaths of the East Coast without power just before the Fourth of July holiday provided an uncomfortable lesson to hotel guests like Ken White: Always call to confirm your reservation -- especially when the place you're visiting is reeling from a natural disaster. White lives in Charlottesville, Va., an area that was hit hard by the hurricane-force winds. Many residents were struggling to stay cool in record-breaking heat, and checking into an air-conditioned hotel nearby was a popular solution. Read More

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HospitalityLawyer.com Conferences

2012 Global Congress on Travel Risk Management

If you are directly or indirectly responsible for the legality, safety, or security of mobile people or property, you cannot miss the Global Congress on Travel Risk Management. View the Global Congress agenda and download the brochure.

Register today to attend the Global Congress on Travel Risk Management, focusing on legal, safety and security solutions, and receive $100 off for Early Registration. Early Registration ends August 27, 2012.

Up to 14 credits for CPE and CLE will be offered. HRCI recertification will also be available.

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Save the Date for the 2013 Hospitality Law Conference!

For 11 years, the Hospitality Law Conference has converged the country's hospitality thought leaders, breaking down silos, creating cross-functional dialogues for more effective execution and career enhancement. Lawyers have learned about the financial aspects of deals and the financial experts get a better understanding of the legal and compliance aspects. We also break down the barriers between legal, risk, loss prevention and HR for the operation. Together we do more deals, and we make hotels and restaurants safer and more secure for customers and employees. The Conference provides intensive education (CLE,CPE, and HRCI credit) and exceptional networking among legal, risk, development, finance, HR and operations.

Click here for more details!

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Resources for Operators

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

Solutions Store
The HospitalityLawyer.com Solutions Store offers a variety of safety and security products, services, and solutions from companies with solutions specifically for hotels, restaurants, and country clubs. View the Solutions Store here.

Employee Handbook
HospitalityLawyer.com, in conjunction with the employment law firms across the nation, now offers a fast, cost-effective method of creating and maintaining a current Employee Handbook for your company.

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