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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 September 2019...

Hotel Group Meetings: Uncommon Destinations

The last few years have been good to the Hotel Group Meetings industry and that trend is expected to continue into 2019. Planners are brimming with confidence due to an expanding economy and increased job creation, which typically results in a boost in corporate meetings. Given this promising outlook, planners are trying to outdo themselves to satisfy the high expectations of their clients. One notable trend is to integrate unusual settings into the meeting experience, hosting groups at local zoos, aquariums, museums, event centers, or other outdoor facilities. The goal is to embrace uncommon destinations, rather than a typical hotel conference room, so that meetings can be memorable, unique and stimulating. This is also part of another trend which is to support all things local - from hosting events at landmark city venues; to catering through local restaurants, food trucks and microbreweries; to hosting off-site excursions like agri-tours, athletic events or scenic 5k routes. However, though the setting might be spectacular, there are still some bedrock components that must be provided to ensure a successful meeting. Free, high-speed Wi-Fi is still one of the most requested services. Planners have to make sure that a comprehensive communication infrastructure is in place so clients can easily connect - and stay connected - to the network throughout the entire meeting experience. Also, technology tools can be used to streamline the booking, registration, and check-in process, and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) materials can be utilized to ensure seamless access to conference events. There are also numerous software tools that encourage audience participation, as well as integrating polls, Q&A, surveys and games into speakers' presentations. The September Hotel Business Review will examine issues relevant to group meetings and will report on what some hotels are doing to promote this sector of their operations.