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Mr. Burgelin

Mike Burgelin

Owner and President, Employer Leasing Quotes

Mike Burgelin is the owner and President of Employee Leasing Quotes, a Nationwide PEO brokerage firm he started in 2001. Mr. Burgelin and his team help business owners reduce employment-related costs and maximize the employee relationship through PEO, ASO and HR outsourcing services. His in-depth, industry knowledge of the individual PEOs value proposition, creates a tremendous advantage for his clients. Mr. Burgelin is a recognized leader in the PEO industry and most recently a featured speaker at the annual PACE conference for the PEO industry. Mr. Burgelin is a fully licensed insurance agent, whose skills and education have helped in saving his nationwide clients over $100 million dollars in insurance premiums during his tenure. Utilizing over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, management and communication, Mr. Burgelin is highly dedicated to helping his clients understand their objectives and improve the performance of their businesses.

Please visit http://www.EmployeeLeasingQuotes.com for more information.

Mr. Burgelin can be contacted at 888-582-8388 or Mike@EmployeeLeasingQuotes.com

Coming up in September 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.