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Not In Our House: New Human Trafficking Training Requirement For California Hotels And Motels
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March 1, 2019 via Fisher Phillips
Human trafficking is the fastest-growing organized crime business and the third-largest criminal enterprise in the world. And lawmakers have taken notice.

The California legislature in particular has been active in passing several pieces of legislation to address and prevent human trafficking. Hospitality employers are likely already familiar with the poster requirement on the topic. Now there is a required employee training component as well. Even those hotel operators with properties outside of California will benefit by examining the new law and voluntarily implementing some of the new mandates.
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What Proposed Overtime Threshold Means For US Hoteliers

March 15, 2019 via Hotel News Now

The proposed threshold increase will likely go into effect because methodology the department of labor used was meant to avoid as many legal challenges as possible...
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Five Hot-Button Topics For Hospitality Employers

March 9, 2019 via Hotel Business

"When talking about national and state, we have two different layers of the law," said Flores. "The law changes all the time.
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D.C. Paid Family Leave Law Advances Towards Implementation
March 25, 2019 via Conn Maciel Carey

D.C. is moving forward with proposed final regulations to implement its Paid Family Leave law, the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016, effective April 7, 2017 (D.C. Official Code 32-541.02(b)(2)). The Rules are intended to create a regulatory framework for employers to register, opt-in, and opt-out for D.C.’s Paid Family Leave program.
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