Week of March 16, 2020
My employee has exhibited signs of Covid-19, has been around others who have, or has tested positive for COVID-19—Now what? 
Practical Revenue Management Tactics to Implement In Your Hotel During the Coronavirus Crisis
Another day another lockdown announced, another batch of new cancellations, another day and the revenue pace of most of the hotels is dropping. Everyone is starting to feel directly or indirectly the impact of the coronavirus and the business consequences.
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Hotel Leaders Seek Urgent Industry Assistance from White House
Yesterday afternoon, hospitality leaders,   met with President Trump, Vice President Pence, and members of the cabinet to ask for urgent economic recovery assistance for the hotel industry, which has suffered major blows in the midst of the current COVID-19 outbreak.
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Litigating Lost Group Revenue Tricky During Pandemic
Group business at hotels is taking a hit amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Do hoteliers have any legal recourse to mitigate lost revenue due to cancellations?
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JUST PUBLISHED —2019 Lodging Compensation Data available for purchase in a PDF file. The data is available at a national, regional, state, and city level. There are two reports available: 1) Full-Service (includes data on 240 positions), and 2) Select-Service (includes data on 100 positions).  To learn more, click on the 'Read More' button:
Full-Service Compensation Report
Select-Service Compensation Report
Trump to Invoke Defense Production Act to Boost Medical Supplies
Amid concerns about supply shortages for providers treating COVID-19 patients, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would invoke the Defense Production Act to mitigate those challenges.
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COVID-19 Puts Unprecendented Strain on U.S. Health System
Federal officials pleaded with the American public Monday to heed directives to socially distance themselves in an attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus as hospitals warned of low supplies and canceled elective procedures to free up resources.
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Text Messages with False Coronavirus Info Are Being Sent to Hospital Staff
Physicians from hospitals across the country have received text messages with false information about the coronavirus and the government’s response plans, according to ABC News.
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U.S. Hospital workers Are Making Masks, Protective Gear From Office Supplies Amid Equipment Shortage
Hospital workers in Washington state have been making protective medical gear out of office supplies and other run-of-the-mill materials as they deal with a severe shortage of equipment needed to care for patients who may have COVID-19.
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Ask an HR Advisor about Coronavirus
On March 10, the SHRM HR Knowledge Advisors held an online chat on Communicable Diseases. Here are their answers to HR professionals' questions about coronavirus and its effects on the workplace.
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Successful Leadership Tactics in a Time of Crisis
Never do you forget that sinking feeling like an executive, treading water as the tide keeps rising. The painted picture of what it was supposed to be like, the natural career progression; however, the reality of the speed of change within that role is so real for new time executives.
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Employment Law Questions Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19 or coronavirus) in the United States continues to increase, private employers need to continually evaluate the emerging risks.
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Comp Managers Brace For 'Negative Business Impact' of Coronavirus
One-third (34%) of compensation managers expect the novel coronavirus to have a "moderate or large negative impact" over the next six months, while another 20% expect a similar impact over the next year, according to a survey of more than 200 mostly multinational (86%) companies from Willis Towers Watson.
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