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Mr. Feeney

Paul Feeney

Managing Director, Sanford Rose Associates - Wayne

Paul Feeney is currently the Managing Director of Sanford Rose Associates - Wayne, an Executive Search Firm located in Northern New Jersey. Sanford Rose Associates was founded in 1959, is a full-service executive search organization conducting retained and contingency searches through a network of 70+ offices worldwide devotes its practice to all areas of finance, accounting, general management, operations, technology, management consulting and project management for national and international searches. Mr. Feeney has over 25 years of executive search management and corporate recruiting experience while working in New York, London and Prague. Mr. Feeney resided in London and Prague for over 10 years working as an Executive Search Manager for Hays Plc and Nicholson International, where he specialized in financial management searches for positions based throughout Europe. In 1994, he then transferred to Prague with Nicholson International for three years where he was a Senior Recruiter for management positions in finance, technology, sales, marketing and general management for Central Europe, Slovenia and Russia. Mr. Feeney's last year in Prague was with PA Consulting Group where he was Manager for their Central European Human Resources Practice. While there he managed the implementation the divisions of executive search, assessment/psychometric testing centers and management training and development courses for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary. Before returning to the USA, he decided to take some time off and traveled around the world for 20 months throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East. Upon returning to the New York area, Mr. Feeney was a Corporate Recruiter at Merrill Lynch within their institutional sales, trading and operations for their US markets. Mr. Feeney graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.

Please visit http://www.sanfordrose.com/wayne for more information.

Mr. Feeney can be contacted at 201-962-2122 or pfeeney@sanfordrose.com

Coming up in December 2020...

Hotel Law: Protecting Guest Privacy

Every business is obligated to protect their customers from identity theft but unfortunately, data breaches have become all too common. In an effort to protect a guest's right to privacy and to safeguard their personal data, the European Union passed a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that could hold hotels legally liable for any breaches that expose a customer's sensitive personal information. Though the GDPR only pertains to EU citizens' data, any international business that mishandles their data can be legally responsible. Another legal issue of concern is the fight involving hotel "resort fees." Several states attorney generals have recently filed suit against two major hotel chains in an effort to litigate this practice. Their suit alleges that these companies are "engaged in deceptive and misleading pricing practices and their failure to disclose fees is in violation of consumer protection laws." The suit seeks to force the hotel chains to advertise the true price of their hotel rooms. There are several other legal issues that the industry is being forced to address. Sexual harassment prevention in the workplace is still top of mind for hotel employers-particularly in New York and California, which now statutorily require harassment training. Hotels and motels in California will also soon be required to train all their employees on human trafficking awareness. Immigration issues are also of major concern to hotel employers, especially in the midst of a severe labor shortage. The government is issuing fewer H2B visas for low-skilled workers, as well as J-1 visas for temporary workers. Though there is little hope for any comprehensive immigration reform, hotel lobbying groups are actively seeking legal remedies to alleviate this problem. These are just a few of the critical issues that the December issue of the Hotel Business Review will examine in the area of hotel law.