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May 2019

MGM Resorts International confirmed another round of layoffs on Thursday, May 30, 2019. A letter to employees announced that 557 positions were eliminated. This second round of cuts follows the elimination of 2,054 management positions in April 2019.

May 2019

Meetings industry attorney Tyra Hilliard shares legal contract tips for meeting and event planners faced with destination boycotts, such as corporate bans on travel to Alabama, Missouri and Georgia following a surge of strict anti-abortion laws. She also explains what a frustration of purpose clause is and how it can protect your event from liability.

May 2019

Legislation strictly limiting abortion rights in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri has resulted in numerous states and cities forbidding the use of civic funds for employee travel to these destinations. The potential impact on meetings and conventions from destination boycotts is creating fear of an industry-wide calamity.

May 2019

Majestic Las Vegas hotel gets approval from Clark County commissioners. The new, $850 million, 720-room nongaming hotel on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip is being developed by Lorenzo Doumani. The property will feature 10 floors of convention and meeting space, multiple dining outlets and a wellness medical spa.

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