Epstein Becker Green is pleased to be participating in the 2014 National HR In Hospitality Conference & Expo at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas on April 28-30, 2014.  EBG is sending two of its hospitality industry experts to represent the Firm, Kara M. Maciel and Jeffrey H. Ruzal.

Kara, a Member of the Firm in its Washington, DC office, is Chair of the Hospitality Employment and Labor Law Outreach Group.  Kara’s practice is concentrated on issues related to the hospitality industry where she has represented national hotel chains, hospitality management groups, restaurants and spas. Kara also counsels employers on compliance with the Affordable Care Act, including the Employer Mandate for unionized and non-unionized employers. In 2013, she was appointed Chair of The Affordable Care Act and Wellness Interest Group of the HRA-NCA’s Legislative Committee.

Jeff, a Senior Counsel in EBG’s New York office, is a member of the Hospitality Employment and Labor Law Outreach and Wage and Hour groups.  Jeff’s practice is focused on wage and hour compliance and litigation related to the hospitality industry.  Jeff has represented national restaurant chains, hotels and country clubs.  Prior to joining EBG, Jeff was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor where he was responsible for FLSA enforcement investigations and trials.  Jeff regularly handles frequently litigated wage and hour issues in the hospitality industry, such as misclassification, tip pool and credit issues, and recordkeeping and notice violations.

Kara and Jeff look forward to sharing their expertise in hospitality law and discussing best practices to avoid many of the recurring legal issues plaguing the hospitality industry.  You can reach Kara at (202) 861-5328 or at Kmaciel@ebglaw.com, and Jeff at (212) 351-3762 or at Jruzal@ebglaw.com.