June 28, 2018
California’s FEHC Adopts New National Origin Discrimination Regulations

On July 1, 2018, new regulations from California’s Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) that clarify protections from national origin discrimination will go into effect.  The new regulations are extensive and include clarifications on the definitions of “national origin” and “national origin groups,” the permissible and prohibited types of employer policies governing language restrictions in the workplace, the permissible and prohibited inquiries regarding immigration status, and the permissible and prohibited types of height and weight requirements for work. 


This article was drafted by the attorneys of Ogletree Deakins, a labor and employment law firm representing management, and is reprinted with permission. This information should not be relied upon as legal advice.
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Top Five Hottest Leisure Trends for Independent Hotels
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There is no doubt that global leisure travel has been on the increase over the past decade and there are no signs of slow down.

According to howmuch.net , the five countries that spend the most on travel are China ($164.9 billion), the US ($145.7 billion), Germany ($106.6 billion), the UK ($79.9 billion) and France ($59.4 billion).

Independent hotels are fantastically placed to capitalize on some of the hottest leisure trends. Below we review the top five trends that independent hotels should consider as they develop their sales and marketing plans.

Amazon Wades Into Travel as Hotels Turn to Alexa in Rooms
The next big questions hoteliers might soon be asking themselves: “Alexa, how do I make sure you recommend my hotels when they ask you where they want to stay?” Or, on the flip side: “Why did I invest so much into the modern-day version of the iPod docking station?”
— Deanna Ting/ Skift
It was only in November that technology giant Amazon announced the launch of its Alexa for Business division and just eight months later, Amazon’s plans for getting deeper into the travel space are becoming much clearer.

With the help of Marriott International and a number of other partners, including both hotel brands and technology systems, Amazon is announcing Tuesday the debut of Alexa for Hospitality, a division of the company committed to placing Amazon’s smart home devices into hotel rooms, vacation rentals, and other hospitality settings.

A Growing Trend: Voice-Powered Hotel Rooms
By harnessing the Internet of Things (IoT), voice assistants like the Amazon Echo are able to help guests control the lighting and temperature in their rooms, make calls and requests to the front desk, play music, check the weather, or play entertainment on the in-room television, for example.

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“Myths and Mayhem: Reinventing Service in a New Hospitality Climate”

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