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Recent Resort-Fee Clash Echoes Planners’ Frustrations
August 20, 2019 via Meetings Net
The past few months have been quite contentious between properties that impose resort fees—including many meetings-heavy hotels and resorts in Las Vegas and the Caribbean—and online guest-room booking engines owned by Booking Holdings:, Priceline, Kayak, and Agoda.

In May, Booking Holdings announced that on June 1 it would start calculating commissions based not only on the guest-room rate but also on the resort fee attached to a room, contending that properties keep room rates artificially low by using the resort-fee structure, in addition to appearing higher in price-based search rankings. In return, several hospitality brands, including Golden Nugget (Las Vegas; Atlantic City; Biloxi, Miss.; and Laughlin, Nev.), Wynn and Encore in Las Vegas, and a dozen Red Rock Resorts–affiliated brands in Las Vegas, stopped providing room inventory to
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On the Basis of Personal Appearance

August 15, 2019 via ConvergeBlog

...although only a small number of jurisdictions extend anti-discrimination protections to personal appearance, this area of law is growing and is often intrinsically connected to other protected classes.
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The Retail & Hospitality CISO's Guide to Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)

August 7, 2019 via Alvarez & Marsal

Utilizing the Reptile Trial Strategy requires presenting each case in a way that shifts each juror’s brain into survival mode and motivates each juror to decide a case in a way that will reduce or eliminate the danger, thereby protecting himself, his family, and the community.
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The New Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance Will Usher In Many Workplace Changes Beginning In July 2020
July 29, 2019 via Laner Muchin

On July 23, 2019, the Chicago City Council passed the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance (Ordinance). This is one of the most expansive ordinances of its kind containing a myriad of requirements and penalties for non-compliance. Here are the highlights.
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