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Return to Business Brings Potential Legal Liability
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June 18, 2020 via Hotel News Now
There are several legal issues hoteliers must be mindful of as they ramp up operations.

As customers return, hotel owners and operators will need to rebuild their workforces, presumably by recalling furloughed employees—a process that must be handled with care.

Likewise, hotel employers are obligated to do what they can to ensure the health and safety of their workers, requiring meaningful workplace policies and protocols. In addition to these personnel matters, hoteliers will likely face an onslaught of contractual problems linked to the coronavirus, particularly ones involving large booking and event cancellations.

Surely, the possibility of legal exposure is very real as the pandemic comes under a modicum of control and hotel doors are reopened to employees and guests. Here, we answer questions that hoteliers may have about how best to minimize the specter of liability.
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Businesses That Mandate Masks For Employees And Customers Need To Consider ADA Issues

June 6, 2020 via ConvergeBlog

...businesses should not forget that, despite the onset of COVID-19 and drastic measures taken by local, state, and federal governments, the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) still apply to employers and places of public accommodation. What do you need to know about this issue to avoid legal liability?
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Strategy Considerations for Defending COVID-19 Related Class Actions

June 22, 2020 via Foley Lardner

This article offers a litigation checklist with a high-level look at some important procedural and strategy considerations that may apply on a case by case basis for defending against these types of class claims.
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Legal Issues Of Operating Hotels During The Pandemic
June 12, 2020 via Hotel News Now

Hoteliers have had to adapt how they operate their properties during the coronavirus pandemic, and many of those changes are the result of new regulations.

During an online legal forum presented by the International Society of Hospitality Consultants and the Castell Project, four hospitality attorneys addressed many of the legal issues hoteliers face as they reopen and operate.
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