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David Morrison Quoted in Hotel Management

March 14, 2019

David Morrison, a principal in the firm's Labor & Employment group, was quoted recently in the Hotel Management article entitled "Hotel industry grapples with minimum-wage hikes". The article discusses the rise of the minimum wage and how this will affect the hotel industry.

Morrison discusses how the rise of the minimum wage may not have an adverse effect on the hotel industry, as the American Hotel & Lodging Association states that it is already paying their workers more than minimum wage. Morrison discusses how the minimum wage increases may further increase competition from other states, as states with a lower minimum wage may attract fewer workers. This problem is further complicated in areas with a high cost of living.

“One interesting phenomenon we have is that in high-cost, touristy areas hotel companies are having a harder time finding people to work in their hotels because the cost of living is so high,” Morrison said. “There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and I appreciate the concerns that are expressed by more rural locations regarding these increases.”

To read the full article, please click here.

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