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New Requirements, Risks & Strategies for Hospitality Industry Employers

  • March 14, 2005

The law firm of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP will host an employment seminar entitled “New Requirements, Risks & Strategies for Hospitality Industry Employers” on Tuesday, April 19th in Myrtle Beach. The seminar will provide employers with information on a variety of legal matters such as the emerging area of appearance--based discrimination, benefits issues for part-time employees and workplace investigations.

“As the high tourism season approaches, hospitality industry employers face a number of challenges in managing today’s changing workforce,” said Keith Weddington, Partner and Employment Practice Group leader for Parker Poe. “We feel that the more knowledge employers have about local, state and federal employment laws, the better positioned they will be both to avoid costly mistakes and to enhance employee morale and retention.”

The seminar will focus on the following topics:

  • Recent Developments & Compliance Strategies in the Employment of Foreign Workers
  • How to Legally Control & Manage Overtime
  • Emerging Area of Appearance/Image-Based Discrimination
  • The Who, What, Where, When, Why & How of Properly Conducting Workplace Investigations
  • Benefits Focus: New COBRA Notice Requirements & Traps for the Unwary Employer with Part-Time Employees

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the House of Blues Myrtle Beach, located in Barefoot Landing. Hospitality industry employers are encouraged to attend and pre-registration is required. To RSVP, please send an email to or call (843) 727-2688 to register.

The seminar is being presented in conjunction with the Coastal Organization of Human Resources (COHR). The program has been submitted to SHRM/HRCI for approval of 3.5 hours of Continuing Education credit towards PHR and SPHR recertification.

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP currently has more than 165 lawyers, with five offices in the Carolinas. Parker Poe has North Carolina offices in Charlotte and Raleigh and South Carolina offices in Charleston, Columbia and Spartanburg. The firm provides a complete range of legal services, including extensive experience in antitrust and business torts, banking and finance, bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, corporate and commercial law, employee benefits, employment, environmental, international, real estate and commercial development, securities, tax and torts, trial and insurance.