service industry

Oct 04, 2012

Wage Theft Is Illegal And Immoral

By |October 4th, 2012|Fraud, service industry, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kim BoboKim Bobo, the Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice and the author of "Wage Theft in America," recently spoke at Duke Divinity School and then at N.C. Central University School of Law in Durham, N.C. Ms. Bobo, who was awarded the Pacem in Terris Peace Award in 2012 (other recipients are John F. Kennedy, Mother [...]

May 31, 2012

Nannies, baby-sitters, and comp coverage: Yes, we still have “domestic servants”

By |May 31st, 2012|service industry, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

Today we have a guest blog from our colleagues Nathan Hammons and Charlie Domer of Wisconsin. While this post contains many references to Wisconsin law, we think it is a valuable examination of the topic of domestic servants as employees who are protected by workers’ compensation. Most families in Wisconsin have hired a baby-sitter or [...]

Oct 24, 2011

What’s so dangerous about hotel room cleaning? It turns out, a lot.

By |October 24th, 2011|service industry, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Today’s post is the continuation of a 2-part series which comes to us from our colleague Edgar Romano at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP in New York. As we shared with you last week, hotel housekeeping may not seem dangerous, but it can be grueling physical labor. A recent study published by [...]

Oct 17, 2011

The most dangerous job in the service industry is done mainly by women

By |October 17th, 2011|service industry, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|1 Comment

Today’s post comes to us from our colleague Edgar Romano at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP in New York. Hotels can be a dangerous place to work. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, of all service industry workers’, hotel workers’ have the highest rate of injury at 5%. The average for [...]