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Monitoring Proposed Overtime Pay Changes Recommended

In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a proposed regulation to raise the threshold of overtime pay for salaried employees working over 40 hours per week from $23,660 to $50,440. John R. Hunt, an attorney with Stokes Wagner ...

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Airbnb to Pay Fair Share in Illinois

In a major win for Chicago hoteliers, Airbnb will begin collecting and remitting full hotel taxes on behalf of its hosts in Chicago. In February, the short-term online rental company began adding Chicago’s 4.5 percent hotel tax to renters’ bills, ...

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U.S. Hotel Construction Pipeline Growth Continues

The U.S. hotel construction pipeline has posted nine straight quarters of year-over-year (YOY) growth and recorded increases of at least 10 percent YOY for the last five quarters, Lodging Econometrics reports. The construction pipeline is now at 4,055 projects/503,935 rooms, ...

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Study Finds Racial Discrimination by Airbnb Hosts

A working paper from Harvard Business School has found that Airbnb renters with names that sounded African American had a harder time booking reservations than those with white-sounding names, says Bloomberg Business. Airbnb says it does not support discrimination, citing ...

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On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

On the Move: This Week’s Comings and Goings

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts named Peter Nowlan executive vice president and chief marketing officer, effective Jan. 20. Nowlan will lead the company’s global sales and marketing team and will work with regional teams to strengthen Four Seasons’ position in ...

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