I just returned from the Cornell HR in Hospitality Conference in Las Vegas with my partner Carolyn Richmond.  I participated in the Executive Summit and shared ideas with some of the most progressive minds in the hospitality industry.  Here is my top ten list of take-aways:

  1.  Once a year performance reviews are backwards looking,

Like so much of California employment law, the limits on an employer’s ability to drug test are not well defined. 

  • The ability to test applicants is relatively unfettered. You can test applicants after you’ve offered the job, but before they start work.
  • If you have a reasonable suspicion that the employee is using illegal drugs,