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NYC Restaurants Accuse Grubhub of Charging Hundreds in Shady Phone Call Fees
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May 20, 2019 via Eater New York
Restaurateurs have long complained that food delivery platform Grubhub takes a huge, sometimes unfair cut from orders, but now, one owner is accusing the service of slyly charging even when orders are never placed, according to a recent lawsuit filed in Philadelphia. Several NYC restaurant owners also claim that the company, which also owns Seamless, has charged fees for customer phone calls when the calls didn’t result in orders, sometimes paying hundreds to the company, the Post reports.

The recent conversation was ignited by a restaurateur in Philadelphia who has had enough: Munish Narula of the chain Tiffin Indian Cuisine filed a $5 million lawsuit against the company in December, claiming that he’s been charged faulty fees for at least seven years. He’s seeking class action status for the suit to cover other similarly targeted restaurants.
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States Investigate Expedia, Hotel Companies For Antitrust Tactics

May 10, 2019 via Hotel Management

A number of major hotel companies are under investigation for allegedly violating antitrust law, according to Bloomberg, and it's not the first time several of them have been accused of the practice.
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What Whistleblower Laws Mean for Your Small Business

May 7, 2019 via Murchison & Cumming

Virtually any employee "who blows the whistle" on unlawful activity is entitled to protections. There are a number of state and federal whistleblower protection laws, but OSHA oversees a large swath of these protections.
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The Trend To Toss Arbitration: Is The Practice Past Its Prime?
Spring 2019 via Fisher Phillips

Is arbitration even worth it anymore? In the recent past, most employers would have said "yes" without a second thought. Curiously, however, some of the Nation’s most prominent companies have recently been moving away from this practice and ending mandatory arbitration policies that had been in place for over a decade—begging the question of "why now?" Based on this sudden change, it’s important to make sure you understand the reasons behind this trend, the pros and cons of arbitration itself, and the upcoming potential changes in the legal landscape to look out for.
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