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How a Trump Presidency Impacts Labor Relations in the Hotel Industry

by Dana A. Kravetz
Hotel Business Review
November 21, 2016

Dana Kravetz's article, "How a Trump Presidency Impacts Labor Relations in the Hotel Industry," was published in Hotel Business Review on November 20, 2016.

From the article...

"Will the hotel franchise model be offered a reprieve by a pro-business administration? That largely depends upon whether the NLRB, as refashioned by the Trump administration, scales back enforcement of a rather strict joint employer liability doctrine. The NLRB's decision in the Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) case (currently on appeal) could create myriad issues in the hotel industry, including conflict between franchisors and franchisees over which is liable when lawsuits arise, as well as increased liability when working with contractors. This has been an area of high priority for hotel operators and their legal counsel over the past year, but it is likely that the NLRB and EEOC under a Trump regime will adopt a more franchisor- and employer-friendly stance on the issue."

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