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A Guide to Managing the Risks of Business Travel During COVID-19
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November 18, 2020 via The HR Director

Since spring, COVID-19 has overwhelmed businesses of every kind around the world and taken a stranglehold over the travel industry, causing mass restrictions and disruptions. Leisure travel was halted, as were the majority of business trips. However, we are now seeing a cautious reopening of travel, in conjunction with workaround strategies such as "travel corridors" and PCR testing in some locations to safely side-step border restrictions and quarantine periods.

While there may be questions surrounding its future, the gradual resumption of business travel is forthcoming, and for some organisations, it’s already here. Now is the time for companies to reevaluate their strategy for managing business travel risks.

Here are seven key factors for businesses to address, answering crucial questions to evaluate the best way to mitigate risk now and in the future:'s ConvergeBlog
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Florida Mandates Human Trafficking Training

November 18, 2020 via Hotel Business
The state will require hotel owners and operators to provide training for new employees within 60 days after they begin employment in a housekeeping or reception area role, or by January 1, 2021, whichever occurs later.
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Employment Litigation Is on the Decline, but Expect More Wage and Hour Claims

November 2, 2020 via Foley & Lardner
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims and wage and hour cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) were down only slightly. A crystal ball is not needed to predict that FLSA claims are likely to increase. One obvious reason is the increase in remote work.
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How Employers Can Prepare for Rise in Pandemic-related Lawsuits

October 28, 2020 via Franchise Times

"This is on a scale that is obviously much, much larger than that. It’s not geographically isolated, it’s every state in the country, and every country in the world," he said. "It’s going to be a long haul in terms of lawsuits and assessing liability."
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Train Front-Desk Staff to Handle COVID-19 Complaints
October 27, 2020 via Hotel News Now

Working at the front desk has never been an easy job, but the COVID-19 pandemic has caused hotels to make operational changes that often confuse and frustrate guests, making the job even more difficult lately.
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