Don’t Be Complacent About Compliance

Hospitality Staffing Solutions Helps Hoteliers Eliminate Trailing Liability

When hoteliers hire a staffing company to provide all or portions of a property’s back-of-house workforce, they should have confidence in the compliance practices of their staffing partner, according to experts at Hospitality Staffing Solutions, the leading hospitality staffing company working with hotels, casinos, and resorts across the country.

“Some staffing companies offer rock-bottom prices, but create risk for their customers when they do not have appropriate compliance measures
in place,” said Rick Holliday, CEO of Hospitality Staffing Solutions. “It can be the elephant in the room that people don’t want to talk about. Hoteliers should always ask whether the agency covers all aspects of compliance, including I-9 documentation, worker’s compensation, OSHA logs, and payroll taxes.”

Holliday added that, if short cuts are taken, the ultimate responsibility falls on the hotel itself. This is known as trailing liability, and it can be very costly.

“Even if an unethical staffing company shuts its doors, the hotel can be assessed for unpaid taxes, ordered to pay worker’s comp claims, or fined for hiring undocumented workers,” Holliday said. “In some cases, staffing companies have even changed their names to avoid liability. It’s a smart practice to know a company’s history.”

HSS protects properties from trailing liability in several ways. First, HSS handles all employee payroll processing, taxes, worker’s comp, and OSHA requirements. They have also made consistent investments in their HR infrastructure with dedicated compliance teams who ensure all requirements are met.

“We value the partnerships we have with our customers and are committed to meeting their staffing needs and protecting them from trailing liability,” emphasized Holliday.

For more information on best practices in compliance, please visit HSS at the 17th Annual Lodging Conference at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa from September 20-23, 2011. Holliday and HSS will be at booth EH 24. During the conference, Rick Holliday will also lead a roundtable discussion on Wednesday, September 21 at 3pm on the topic: “Crack the Code to Finding Quality Employees While Avoiding Trailing Liability.” For more information, contact Kitchen Public Relations at 212-687-8999 or email bhyland@kitchenpr.com.

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