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Hospitality - Hotels and Restaurants

The hospitality industry is one of the fastest-growing workforce segments facing rapidly-changing regulations ranging from discrimination claims to wage and hour violations. Our firm has represented well over 100 hotels, bars, restaurants, private clubs, entertainment venues, and theme parks throughout the country. Our lawyers serve as counsel to several of the industry's largest management groups, developers, franchisors and franchisees, and provide operators with industry-specific knowledge and expertise to remain ahead of the curve.

Our Hospitality Law Practice Group works cohesively with both of 500 companies and small business operations alike, to implement effective and practical policies and procedures that incorporate the most current dram shop laws, discrimination regulations, state-specific wage and hour statutes, and notice and opportunity requirements. Attorneys in this practice group are experienced in advising and/or defending hospitality operation in matters involving:

  • General negligence
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Discrimination claims
  • Local, state, and federal health ordinances
  • Government regulatory compliance issues
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Trade secrets
  • Licensing and royalties
  • Franchisors/franchisees
  • Dram shop laws
  • Liquor liability
  • Contract disputes
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Employee handbooks
  • Employment practices
  • Industry standard employee training protocols
  • Wrongful termination
  • Title VII claims
  • ADEA claims
  • DFEH claims
  • FLSA compliance
  • Serious and willful misconduct (132a claims)
  • Notice and opportunity requirements
  • Employer-obligated benefits
  • Innkeeper duties