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Slips, Trips And Falls: Avoid Costly Claims With Prevention
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March 14, 2019 via Total Food Service

In an industry where working with knives or other sharp objects and/or machinery plays a major role in food preparation, it’s no surprise that cuts, punctures and scrapes make up a third of restaurant claims reported. However, while these items may cause the most reported claims, a recent study revealed that slips, trips and falls resulted in 4.5 times more in paid losses and required more than twice as many days for employees to return to work1.

For restaurateurs that have high deductible insurance programs, the direct costs are reflected immediately when they pay for the loss. In addition, a poor loss history will cause premiums to increase substantially and increase the risk of being dropped by the insurance carrier. In addition to WC claims, business owners can be responsible for accidents involving patrons, which occur anywhere in their establishment which are under their control, including parking lots.'s ConvergeBlog
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7 Measures Hoteliers Can Take To Improve Cybersecurity

March 6, 2019 via Hotel News Now
...attacks are especially common these days against small- and medium-sized businesses as hackers view them as "low-hanging fruit" due to their relative lack of investment in cybersecurity.
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Coming Clean About Religious Discrimination: How A Hotel’s "Sins" Resulted In The "Holy Grail" Of Verdicts For A Dishwasher

March 1, 2019 via Fisher Phillips

A Florida federal jury recently handed down a shocking $21.5 million verdict in favor of a dishwasher alleging religious discrimination when she was fired after refusing to work Sundays. This case begs the question…how did this happen?! And what can you do to make sure it doesn’t happen to you?
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Woman Traveling Alone On Business Was Raped After Hotel Gave Rapist Keys To Her Room
February 27, 2019 via Oxygen

He was given a key to her room by the hotel, who did not ask for his identification. But that wasn’t enough. Marchionda had used a safety bolt in her hotel room, but as she explained on "CBS This Morning," Lapointe called the front desk to send up a maintenance worker so he could disable his lock, which they did. He apparently made up a story, telling the hotel employee he had a fight with his girlfriend, who had locked him out of the hotel room, according to the Des Moines Register.
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