As the hospitality industry in metro Detroit continues to flourish, changes in the laws regulating these businesses present significant challenges to achieving stability and financial security necessary to establish a foothold in the industry.
Those small business owners facing questions or concerns related to new legislation – such as changes in the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations governing overtime work for hourly employees; the biggest changes in 40 years – are welcome to attend my upcoming session on current legislation and issues affecting the hospitality industry as part of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau’s 2017 Annual Membership Meeting.
As a longtime supporter of Detroit businesses, I am pleased to be a presenter at this event. I hope to contribute useful knowledge for all who attend this session at 11 a.m. on Jan. 25, 2017, following the general session.
My history with the DMCVB extends back to 1998 when I began working as counsel to the organization. My firm Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker has served as a resource for the organization for more than 40 years. We provide an array of services to the DMCVB, from managing contract needs, to advising on matters of employment, legislation, trademark and copyright.
Those who attend the 2017 Annual meeting are sure to gain a new perspective on how the DMCVB continues to foster the hospitality industry in Detroit. There was a time when selling our city might’ve been the toughest job around. Today, as Detroiters enjoy a long-overdue renaissance of retail and service industries, the DMCVB continues to strongly support the city’s growth.
As a strong supporter of the city of Detroit, I look at my work with Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker as a way to help people. I help business owners solve their problems every day. Legal concerns require a practical approach, and that’s where my expertise shows. Our session on Jan. 25 will include a 15-minute Q&A and we’ll candidly discuss how the new overtime rules may affect local businesses – while keeping in mind that the election may also bring about changes in those laws.
I look forward to connecting with those in attendance at the upcoming DMCVB Annual Membership Meeting and working toward a strong, successful future.
David Bargamian brings 26 years of experience as a lawyer with Detroit-based Barris, Sott, Denn & Driker. The Wayne State University Law School graduate has been named as one of Michigan’s Super Lawyers since 2006 and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Real Estate Law, Banking and Finance Law and Litigation.