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Mr. Harouche

David Harouche

Founder & CEO, Multimedia Plus

Dave Harouche is Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer of Multimedia Plus. For more than 20 years, Mr. Harouche has developed innovative, technology-driven programs for a broad range of clients, making Multimedia Plus the foremost provider of learning and communications solutions and a resource for market intelligence.

Mr. Harouche oversees all company operations. Prior to founding Multimedia Plus, he worked at Ann Taylor in a variety of roles, from systems training and support to video production.

Multimedia Plus is transforming the way brands communicate globally. MMP's patented technology platform, INCITE, ensures performance and execution of company strategies - where it counts - with customers. The company's programs are being used by brands globally and are translated into more than 22 languages.

Recently, MMP launched a Daily Health Check module, a new tool that is being used by the retail and hospitality industries, to help ensure a safer work environment during the pandemic and beyond.

Mr. Harouche earned a B.S. in Finance and Information Systems from New York University and graduated with honors from The Stern School of Business.

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

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Mr. Harouche can be contacted at +1 646-780-9711 or Dave@multimediaplus.com

Coming up in December 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.