Panic Buttons: What Hotel Owners Need to Know About Unions and New Ordinance in Long Beach, CA – By Jim Butler

Voters in Long Beach, California passed an initiative in November 2018 that affects all hotels in Long Beach with more than 50 hotel rooms. The Hotel Workplace Requirements and Restrictions Initiative Ordinance, known as the 'Panic Button Initiative' places new requirements and restrictions on hotel owners and puts non-union hotels at a disadvantage.

The United States Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Employees in the Young and Abercrombie Cases

Two recent holdings by the U.S. Supreme Court have been hailed as ‘victories’ for employees seeking personal accommodations under civil rights law. However, a new analysis from the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) finds little real change – along with considerable confusion – regarding the Court’s actual holding.