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September 2018's Converge Newsletter
NLRB Proposes Rule to Change Joint-Employer Standard
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September 17, 2018 via Hotel Business

The National Labor Relations Board has proposed a rule to change its joint-employer standard. With this change, an employer may be found to be a joint-employer of another employer’s employees only if it possesses and exercises substantial, direct and immediate control over the essential terms and conditions of employment and has done so in a manner that is not limited and routine. Indirect influence and contractual reservations of authority would no longer be sufficient to establish a joint-employer relationship.

As explained in the Notice, rulemaking in this important area of the law would foster predictability, consistency and stability in the determination of joint-employer status, according to the board. The proposed rule reflects the board majority’s initial view, subject to potential revision in response to public comments, that the National Labor Relations Act’s intent is best supported by a joint-employer doctrine that does not draw third parties, who have not played an active role in deciding wages, benefits, or other essential terms and conditions of employment, into a collective-bargaining relationship for another employer’s employees.

Public comments are invited on all aspects of the proposed rule and should be submitted...'s ConvergeBlog
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EEOC Lawsuit Push Takes Aim At Hospitality Employers

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.
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Risk Management: Attendee Health Issues/Illness

September 8, 2018 via ConvergeBlog

...we also need to plan for situations that are on a smaller-scale, and may only impact a single attendee. This is where planning for attendee health issues, illness and accidents comes in.
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New Tax Law Provision Puts Hotel Mortgages In Technical Default
August 23, 2018 via Hotel Management

The 2018 federal tax law is a real boon for the lodging industry, providing major tax benefits for hoteliers that elect to immediately "expense" upgrading versus depreciating it over time. But taking advantage of the law’s favorable capital expenditure expensing provisions may put your mortgage into default if you’re not careful. This is something you must discuss with your lender. - The First and Only Workplace Misconduct, Theft, and Fraud Reporting Platform for the Hospitality Industry
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