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Littler Mendelson has become the employment and labor law firm of choice for some of the nation’s most recognizable names in the hospitality industry.  With clients that include national restaurant chains and landmark hotels, our attorneys understand the complex legal issues and regulations that affect today’s hospitality employers. We have represented and counseled our clients on the full range of workplace issues, from labor organizing drives to class action litigation and corporate restructuring.

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Industry Knowledge

Within the hospitality community, we are known for our extensive knowledge of the industry and our resourceful and innovative approaches to solving workplace problems. We represent hotels and restaurants in almost every aspect of labor and employment, including the following:

  • Wage & hour audits and litigation;
  • Union organizing campaigns;
  • Collective bargaining negotiations and labor arbitration; and
  • Employment discrimination claims and lawsuits.

We also serve as advisors, counseling the hospitality industry on compliance with the ADA, reductions-in-force and WARN provisions, and other workplace requirements. We also assist employers on issues that are distinct to the hospitality industry, such as wage and hour laws related to tipping.

Our Clients

We have worked extensively with a variety of hospitality companies, both locally and nationally. Our clients include national and regional hotel and restaurant chains; landmark hotels, restaurants, resorts and casinos; and tourist and hospitality associations. We also represent hospitality franchisees, international resort and gaming facilities and Native American resorts and casinos.

Hospitality Conference

Littler has teamed up in the past with the Gallup Organization and The American Hotel and Lodging Association to present the Hospitality Industry Conference. The conference featured Littler attorneys and industry experts addressing a number of issues facing hospitality employers. Together, they outlined strategies on how to build a diverse workforce, manage immigration and naturalization, and grapple with the rise of wage and hour litigation.