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3 Ways To Stay Current With — And Contest — Local And State Laws
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July 11, 2018 via Hotel Management

The hotel industry has faced many challenges in the past few years: a shortage of available workers, increased competition from home-sharing rental sites and changing demands from consumers. But one of the biggest challenges has been from the barrage of new local and state laws (increases in minimum wages, scheduling requirements, ban the box, paid sick leave, etc.) that have forced substantial changes in pricing, operations and administration to accommodate these rules.

For those hoteliers dealing with these upcoming regulations, what steps can you take to help safeguard your organization and decrease their impact? Here are three [suggestions]:'s ConvergeBlog
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When The Government Wants Your Property: Eminent Domain - How It Works & How To Be Prepared

July 17, 2018 via ConvergeBlog
Eminent domain is the power of the government, or a private actor granted that power by the government, to acquire property for public use.... as a society, we have also agreed that, when private property is taken for the public good, society will pay just compensation, also called fair compensation, to the person whose property is being taken.
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Not All Fun & Games: Sweepstakes & Contests In The Hospitality Industry

July 3, 2018 via ConvergeBlog

Hotels market their venues and services in a variety of ways, often employing creative strategies to help draw traffic to their establishment. When a hotel decides to use a sweepstakes or contest as a way of promoting itself, there are a number of legal requirements implicated by that decision.
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The Impact of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 on Businesses and Consumers
July 5, 2018 via Garvey Schubert Barer

On Thursday, June 28, 2018, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the Act) passed with resounding support from both Republicans and Democrats, who voted in favor of the bill 73-0-7 in the Assembly and 38-0-3 in the Senate. The Act, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, imposes requirements on the processing and protection of personal data similar to, and in some cases, more extensive than the requirements under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which went into effect on May 25, 2018.
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