In fact, one may argue this Congress is on pace to make history with the least productive legislative year since the late 1940s , and the 80th Congress, which President Truman called the "do-nothing Congress" in 1948.
How do you keep track of changes in hospitality law?
As I am not an attorney, I do not offer specific legal advice. As I represent both defendants and plaintiffs on an approximately equal basis, I work to keep a balanced perspective in my research.
My work does include research, reports, situation analysis and at times, testimony at either deposition or trial. I do share lessons learned from both conferences and legal cases with hotel owners and general managers at our training workshops, on HospitalityEducators.com and in one-on-one interaction.
In providing my professional services relating as an expert witness in legal cases relating to the hospitality industry and hotels, I am always looking for new venues to expand my awareness of trends and legal interpretations on reasonable care.
In my 2014 planning and updates, I am pleased to share with readers of this column a new venue addition to a successful existing program that has been offering solid information. The new program is titled Hospitality Insurance & Loss Prevention Summit and precedes the February Hospitality Law Conference in Houston.
Issues being addressed this year at the hospitalitylawconference.com/ include:
- Understanding what insurance coverage your hotel needs
- Grasping the Top 10 ADA Issues facing Hotels, Restaurants and Spas
- Dealing positively with Guest and Employee Claims; Understanding Trends and Solutions
- Addressing coverage for harassment claims and losses
- Surviving a Traumatic Event – Planning for Business Continuity after a Crisis
I look forward to seeing you in Houston.
John Hogan is a successful hospitality executive, educator, author and consultant and is a frequent keynote speaker and seminar leader at many hospitality industry events. He is CEO and Co-Founder of HospitalityEducators.com , which has more than 2000 resource pages and has become the #1 independent website for hotel owners and managers. He is also the Principal of HoganHospitality.com, which offers hospitality consulting and hotel expert witness services.
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