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Loss Prevention and Risk Management Newsletter - Preview of 2012 Global Congress on Travel Risk Management

publication date: Jul 9, 2012
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Preview of 2012 Global Congress on Travel Risk Management

June 2012 • Volume 5, Issue 3

In this edition:

Risk Management for Social Media
by Darin McMullen, Anderson Kill & Olick, P.C.

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become integral parts of the corporate world. A 2011 survey conducted by the Society of Human Resource Management found that 68 percent of responding organizations are engaged in social media activities designed to reach external audiences, including potential customers. Employees are using social media for company-wide purposes such as marketing, human resources and public relations. Employees also use social media networks for more individualized tasks such as networking and business development, as well as for purely personal reasons. Read more

EEOC's Focus on Criminal Background Checks Will Impact the Hotel Industry
by: Andria Lure Ryan, Fisher & Phillips LLP

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance on the use of criminal background checks in employment titled, Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Commission voted 4-1 to approve the updated guidance which the EEOC has indicated it will use to investigate cases of discrimination related to employer's use of criminal background check policies. Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not prohibit the use of criminal background checks, the EEOC cited concerns that employers could use arrest and conviction records to unlawfully discriminate against job applicants based on their race or national origin. Read more


2012 Global Congress on Travel Risk Management

If you are directly or indirectly responsible for the legality, safety, or security of mobile people or property, you cannot miss the Global Congress on Travel Risk Management on October 1-2, 2012, in Houston, Texas. View the Global Congress agenda and visit the website.

Bruce McIndoe, president of iJet International and member of the Global Congress Advisory Board, has expressed that “[we] are all talking about the topic of traveler safety/security and travel risk management, but we are not talking together, sharing and harmonizing solutions. Protection of human assets, whether traveling or not, is a multidisciplinary effort and organizations need us to work together to be effective. This Global Congress will provide a venue and forum to initiate and leverage a cross-functional dialog."

General Sessions will address best practices and common issues and solutions that impact all components of travel equation.

The conference will feature breakouts in the following verticals:

  • Corporate and Government Travel: Employee and Property Protection
  • Leisures Travel
  • Public Support of Travel: Terminals, Ports, Visas, Customs, Health, Domestic Security, Embassies and Consulates, and Leisure Travel and Tourism

Early Registration discount ends August 27, 2012, so register today!

2013 Hospitality Law Conference News

The Eleventh Annual Hospitality Law Conference is scheduled for February 11-13, 2013, in Houston, Texas.

The Annual Hospitality Law Conference is the leading conference dedicated to hotel and restaurant legal, safety, and security issues.

Industry Resources

HospitalityLawyer.com Safety & Security Library

Visit the Safety & Security Library for articles on hotel safety, fire protection, hotel security, crisis management or disaster preparedness, mitigation and recovery, crisis communications management, insurance, violence in the workplace, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) initiatives, and those requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that directly affect hotels and restaurants.

Fire Protection Management Tips

The U.S. Fire Administration publishes Coffee Break Training Bulletins, providing technical training and administrative tips. Below are links to the archived Bulletins:

CPSC Recalls

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products. You can find information on over 5,000 product recalls and recall alerts using the various searches on this page.

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