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Since EGS is a full service law firm we are also able to provide hospitality employers with a wide range of services outside of Labor & Employment, including, corporate, M&A, intellectual property, real estate, commercial litigation and immigration.

  • Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP’s Labor & Employment Law Department has unparalleled experience representing restaurants, hotels, gaming and casino operations, private clubs, spas, golf courses, catering establishments and venues – from small to large; from local to national; from “mom and pop” establishments to multinational corporations. Our highly experienced and dedicated attorneys not only provide expert legal services in the full panoply of seemingly ever-changing federal, state and local laws facing hospitality employers, but we know how your businesses operate which provides us with a demonstrated ability to provide vigorous yet cost-effective, results-oriented representation.

    Since EGS is a full service law firm we are also able to provide hospitality employers with a wide range of services outside of Labor & Employment, including, corporate, M&A, intellectual property, real estate, commercial litigation and immigration.

    EGS understands the challenges of your hospitality business. We pride ourselves on providing solutions.

    Our services include:

    • Defend individual, class and collective state and federal employment litigations and arbitrations nationwide, including wage/hour, harassment and discrimination
    • Defend federal, state and local agency claims and investigations, including DOL, OSHA, EEOC, State and Local Fair Employment Practice Agencies
    • Defend ADA (and state and local accessibility statutes) disability public accommodation cases – both “brick and mortar” and website
    • Represent employers in mediation concerning employment, discrimination, wage-hour and ADA matters
    • Advise and audit compliance with local, state and federal legal obligations, including those related to leaves of absence, terminations and wage/hour regulations (e.g. tipping, meal periods, uniforms, and overtime) in order to minimize potential liability
    • Implement comprehensive pre-hire and new-hire procedures particular to employers in the hospitality industry
    • Draft management agreements, employee handbooks, contracts and policies
    • Conduct investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, including harassment
    • Provide anti-harassment training to current employees (in both English and Spanish)
    • Counsel clients in all areas that impact the employment relationship
    • Represent employers in single employer and multi-employer collective bargaining
    • Represent employers in arbitration and mediation
    • Represent employers in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and state forums
    • Represent Taft-Hartley multi-employer benefit funds
    • Provide ERISA counseling to employers and defend ERISA claims
    • Counsel employers in corporate transactions regarding ERISA and employee benefits
    • Develop stock option and other equity plans, as well as nonqualified plans for management employees
    • Counsel clients regarding 401(k) plan design, including nondiscrimination requirements, and negotiate service provider contracts
    • Advise employers regarding compliance with the Affordable Care Act
    • Conduct advanced and introductory trainings for executives and plan fiduciaries regarding ERISA fiduciary responsibility
    • Form corporate entities and joint ventures, including preparation of shareholder, operating and joint venture agreements
    • Provide advice and guidance on equity or debt financing, with individual investors or institutions and banks
    • Prepare and negotiate general commercial contracts, including vendor contracts, equity incentive awards and management agreements
    • Protect brand names, logos, slogans and other marks in the US and worldwide
    • Protect novel new food articles, packaging methods and designs in the US and worldwide
    • Negotiate and draft license agreements for food and other related products
    • Advise on legal issues relating to websites, advertising and promotion
    • Negotiate and draft agreements for intellectual property related matters, such as software agreements, marketing agreements and developer agreements
    • Counsel and litigate on privacy (including biometric) and cybersecurity concerns
    • Negotiate and prepare hospitality property sale and acquisition agreements
    • Negotiate and assist with hospitality property financings (permanent and construction loans)
    • Negotiate and prepare retail and restaurant leasing and licensing arrangements
    • Negotiate and provide advice on joint venture agreements
    • Obtain visas for key employees and set up the business ownership to facilitate transfers of foreign professionals to the US business
    • Advise on hiring requirements to ensure compliance with immigration laws; set up, maintain and review legally defensible I-9 documentation to minimize risks of audits or employee actions
    • Provide creative options for individuals who have been unable to obtain employment visas under conventional visas including H-1Bs, L-1s and E-2s
    • Represent the employer and employee in PERM green card applications

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