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Case Study: Security Comes With the Lease

- The owners of a luxury apartment building in California make robust security a selling point.

Legal Report

- A jury holds a property owner liable for negligent security and orders it to pay a rape victim $1.28 million. Lawmakers consider legislation on government contractors, online privacy, and homeland security.

Fan With Stun Gun Prompts NFL To Enhance Pat-Down Procedures

- The NFL is enhancing personal searches from the ground up.

How Can the Hospitality Industry Better Protect Housekeeping Staff?

- The recent episode involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged rape of a housekeeper has rekindled discussion on what the hospitality industry should do to better protect housekeeping and room service employees from on-the-job harassment.

How Can the Hospitality Industry Better Protect Housekeeping Staff?

- The recent episode involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged rape of a housekeeper has rekindled discussion on what the hospitality industry should do to better protect housekeeping and room service employees from on-the-job harassment. (ONLINE EXCLUSIVE)

Cracking Down on Trafficking

- By enlisting the help of every resource, from airlines to the victims themselves, organizations are trying to thwart human traffickers.

San Diego Law Enforcement Warns that Hotels Could Be Used For Bomb-making Labs

- A recently published bulletin warns that hotels provide a low cost, covert base of operations that could be used by potential terrorists operating bomb-making labs.

Religious Discrimination

- A couple hired to manage a housing complex may sue their employer for religious discrimination and failure to accommodate their religious beliefs after they were fired for refusing to remove a piece of religious artwork from their office, a federal appeals court has ruled. The court ruled that the housing complex must demonstrate why it could not meet a request to accommodate the plaintiffs’ religious beliefs.

Always Room for Improvement

- Hotels face a range of risks from petty crime to stalking, murder, and terrorism. As incidents occur, they cull lessons and continuously adjust security programs to maximize protection while still remaining hospitable.

U.S. Congressional Legislation: Cruise Ship Security

- A new law (P.L. 111-207) seeks to enhance security aboard cruise ships. It applies to cruise ships that embark or disembark at U.S. ports, are authorized to carry at least 250 passengers, and have sleeping facilities for each passenger. The law requires that each stateroom on cruise ships be equipped with security latches and electronic keys that can provide entry dates and times. Ships are also required to install and maintain a video surveillance system and provide information from that surveillance to law enforcement upon request. Cruise ship owners are required to establish and enforce policies on crew-member access to passenger rooms.

Hershey Keeps Track to Keep Safe

- In an effort to make its theme parks safer, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts implemented iTrak incident-tracking software that can manage and share lists of banned visitors, among other tools like a lost and found module.

Numbers

- 38 Percentage of credit card hacking cases that involved the hospitality industry, according to a recently released study by Trustwave's SpiderLabs.

Stalked ESPN Reporter Sues Six Hotel Operators

- Erin Andrews, who was photographed through hotel room doors after employees provided a peeping Tom with both her room numbers and accommodations in adjoining rooms, has sued six hotel operators and the convicted defendant.
 




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