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EEOC Lawsuit Push Takes Aim At Hospitality Employers
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September 18, 2018 via ConvergeBlog

In the first half of August 2018 alone, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed 16 lawsuits against employers—and hospitality employers should be especially wary about this surge of litigation, as several claims took direct aim at businesses in the industry.

Harassment Claims Continue To Capture Spotlight
In light of the sexual abuse allegations against high profile individuals and the subsequent #MeToo Movement, EEOC Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic has announced workplace harassment issues are a priority for the agency. She pointed out that harassment “causes serious harm to women and men in all kinds of jobs across the country,” and commended not only the EEOC legal teams for their work but also the individuals who came forward with complaints, many of whom alleged they suffered retaliation as a result.

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HR Guide for Hurricane And Disaster Prevention

September 17, 2018 via Cozen O'Connor
With hurricane season in full swing and in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, employers trying to limit the business disruption or mitigate the amount of time their business will be closed should use this quick go-to guide for legal insight and practical advice.
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Boosting Team Morale & Productivity In Your Hospitality Business

September 13, 2018 via ConvergeBlog

The success of your hospitality business relies on the strength of your team. Happy and engaged employees who feel strongly part of a team are more likely to perform well and achieve best results.
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Potential #MeToo-Motivated Laws Address More Than Just Sexual Harassment
September 10, 2018 via Foley & Lardner

The #MeToo movement has spawned several bills, many of which are aimed at prohibiting private arbitration of sexual harassment claims or outlawing confidentiality provisions in settlement agreements addressing sexual harassment claims.
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