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How hotels can remain compliant following CMA ruling on OTA rate parity

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How hotels can remain compliant following CMA ruling on OTA rate parity

By Charles Livingstone

Following last month's decision by the Competition Markets Authority (CMA) to close its investigations into rate parity agreements between hotels and online travel agents (OTAs), Charles Livingstone, a partner at law firm Brodies LLP, gives his top...

Exploitation? The hotel, catering and leisure industry employs around half a million people on zero-hours contracts

Zero-hours contracts: Are they needed in hospitality?

By Luke Nicholls

The term ‘zero-hours contract’ generates more light than heat and is vague and unhelpful, according to the British Hospitality Association (BHA), which claims variable hours of work in hotels, restaurants and pubs across the UK has been central to job...

Gordon Ramsay has filed a lawsuit against Canadian restaurateur Danny Lavy after Lavy decided to end a consultancy the celebrity chef had at Lavy's Montreal restaurant

Gordon Ramsay files lawsuit against Canadian restaurateur

By Peter Ruddick

Gordon Ramsay is suing Canadian restaurateur Danny Lavy for more than £1m after Lavy terminated the celebrity chef's consultancy at the Montreal restaurant formerly known as Laurier Gordon Ramsay and made comments about Ramsay's role in the...

Changes to staff shifts are restricted by contractual terms

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What are employer and employee rights when management changes?

Management change in the hospitality sector often comes along with a new approach to employee shifts and benefits. But what rights do employers and employees have in this situation? Caroline Essex, employment specialist at the law firm Davenport Lyons,...