The hotel industry faces particular risk of modern slavery. The Shiva Foundation has published some useful indicators of when this might be happening.
The Government has published its Good Work Plan. Hospitality businesses should be aware that there are some proposed legislative changes relating to working patterns, clarity on worker status and enforcement
In the hospitality industry employers may offer prospective works trial shifts - this can be a trap resulting in underpayment of the national minimum wage if care is not taken.
Pub and restaurant operators with properties with residential accommodation should be aware of changes to the HMO (House in Multiple Occupancy) licensing regime which were introduced in October 2018
As Christmas and the staff party season approaches, a recent case where an MD caused serious injury to an employee at an ‘after party’, serves as a useful reminder to employers of their liabilities to staff.
Bars, pubs and restaurants that have televisions showing films or TV programmes now need a licence to show this content from the MPLC
Failure to investigate full statutory compliance with fire, asbestos and other regulations when acquiring a new hospitality site could hamper trade and leave directors open to a criminal offence.