Industry News

Are you Going to Become a Joint Employer?

On August 27th the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel announced their decision to change the legal standard used to determine what it means to be a joint employer. The standard before the ruling indicated that a parent company would only be considered a joint employer if they exercised “’direct and immediate’ control over employment matters” (Daniel Wiessner, Reuters). With the new ruling, we see that even general oversight from the parent company is now grounds for a joint employer status to be issued. This includes requirements for... Read More

Outlook for the US Hospitality Industry

The near-term outlook for the U.S. hospitality industry continues to improve according to the speakers at the 2015 NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. The over 2,300 attendees largely were optimistic for the industry for the rest of 2015 and 2016. Of crucial importance, the demand for tourism both short-term and long-term looks strong. Within the business community, a revived stock market and robust corporate profits are having their long awaited effect of increasing corporate travel and meetings. Similarly, as U.S. consumers are feeling wealthier, luxury hotels and resorts are... Read More