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Labor and Employment -Think Locally, Act Accordingly

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by Dana Kravetz
Hotel Business Review
October 3, 2017

Dana Kravetz's article, "Labor and Employment -Think Locally, Act Accordingly," was published on October 3, 2017, in Hotel Business Review.

From the article . . .

On the employment front, better days for hoteliers and corresponding trouble for their employees have been forecasted as a consequence of President Trump's imprint upon the Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board. But the optimistic outlook for hotels and resorts, at least on the national stage, is tempered in many jurisdictions by state and local laws that are decidedly pro-labor. And beyond the enactment of employee-friendly legislation, local activism concerning a breadth of other issues - including hotel privacy - is also impacting the hospitality business. Taken together, it is worthwhile to address two questions of great importance within the industry: notwithstanding the messages emanating from Washington, D.C. that are sympathetic to business, what is happening at the grassroots level that relates to hotel and resort operations, and does local regulation even matter?

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