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Ms. Ayers

Lindsay Ayers

Partner, Carothers DiSante & Freudenberger LLP

Lindsay A. Ayers advises and defends California businesses in labor, employment, and general business matters. She is an experienced trial attorney and has represented clients in matters involving employment, unfair competition, fiduciary duty, breach of contract, negligence, unjust enrichment, securities, and fraud.

Ms. Ayers also has experience representing clients in government regulatory actions involving the EEOC, DFEH, and SEC, among others. She has practiced in federal and state courts throughout California.

Ms. Ayers has helped many clients in various industries by crafting policies and procedures that provide a strong first line of defense; offering sexual harassment training; and providing advice and representation on wage and hour, discrimination, trade secret, wrongful termination, and other employment related claims. When necessary and unavoidable, she has vigorously defended her clients in employment-related litigation.

In particular, Ms. Ayers is passionate about providing her clients with the education and tools they need to be successful and competitive in the hospitality and restaurant industry. She has combined her love of food and the industry's unique ability to bring people together, with her drive to find creative ways to assure her clients can comply with the law and be profitable. She understands the unique challenges of operating restaurants in the state of California and maintains a deep knowledge of the ever-changing employment laws that govern the industry.

Efficiency and focus are part of Ms. Ayers' work philosophy in providing value to her clients. She understands that the key to excellent client service is protecting her clients from costly litigation so they can focus on what they do best --running their business.

Please visit http://www.cdflaborlaw.com/attorneys/bio/lindsay-ayers for more information.

Ms. Ayers can be contacted at +1 949-622-1661 or layers@cdflaborlaw.com

Coming up in November 2019...

Architecture & Design: Biophilic Design

The hospitality industry is constantly evolving to meet and exceed guest expectations. As a result, hotels are always on the lookout for new ways to improve the guest experience, and architecture and design is an essential part of this equation. Bold design is often the most effective way to make an exceptional first impression - an impression guests use to distinguish between brands. One design trend that is being embraced worldwide has become known as “Biophilic Design.” Biophilic design is based on the concept of biophilia, which is the theory that human beings have an innate tendency to seek out nature, natural elements, and natural forms. Biophilic design is more than hotels simply adding a surplus of plants; it involves incorporating specific design elements into a hotel in order to imbue it with a sense of wellness and well-being. Some of those elements include exposure to natural lighting; views of nature and rooms with a view; natural architectural patterns; salvaged or reclaimed woods of all types; reclaimed metals; sustainably sourced stone; living green walls and vertical gardens; and direct and indirect exposure to nature. Hotels that have incorporated biophilic design into their properties are reaping the benefits associated with this trend including reduced stress responses, better air quality, lower energy costs, and more positive guest reviews. Biophilic design has also been shown to improve guest moods and to satisfy consumer demand for environmental responsibility. Savvy hotel owners and managers are aware that nature-inspired elements enhance their guests' comfort and well-being, which is why this trend is becoming so prevalent. Biophilic design is just one topic in the fields of hotel architecture and design that will be examined in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.