ZZZ - GMG - VEGAS INC 2011-2014

July 16, 2012

VEGAS INC Magazine - Latest Las Vegas business news, features and commentaries about gaming, tourism, real estate and more

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JULY 16, 2012 / YOUR BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS WEEKLY BUSINESS TOOLS IN A RECOVERY SPECIAL FOCUS This month, VEGAS INC looks at legal issues, tips for growth and fending off trouble. JUDGE RULES FLAMINGO VIOLATED LABOR LAW By Steve Green senior staff writer F lamingo Las Vegas security officers have voted against joining a union, but the union's dispute with the property likely will continue for some time. An administrative law judge the resort had violated for the National Labor Relations Board on June 25 found that beginning in September THE RIGHT MIX: Carolyn Portuondo, owner of Caked Las Vegas, relies on both new customers and repeat clients to keep business booming at her 2-year-old pastry shop. CHRISTOPHER DEVARGAS ROAD TO SUCCESS company is headed in the right direction How a business owner can tell if a By Brian Nordli staff writer C arolyn Portuondo doesn't sleep well. Most nights she lies awake in bed as her mind wanders to her bakery, Caked Las Vegas. She wonders about the air conditioner going out, losing cash flow and customers. Most of all, she worries about her dream coming to an end. ¶ "Even though today I am successful and making money, you are always wondering, 'What if I don't get these customers next month?' " Portuondo said. SEE STAYING IN BUSINESS, PAGE 14 federal labor law in its dealings with the officers after learning a union- organizing drive was under way. Judge Gregory Meyerson found supervisors had threatened employees with reprisals for engaging in protected activities and, among other had interrogated employees things, about their union activities and caused them to believe such activities were being monitored. Meyerson ordered the Flamingo not to violate the labor law and to post a notice to employees advising them of his findings and of their right to either SEE LABOR LAW, PAGE 16 INSIDE TODAY NO-GO FOR FOSSIL FIELD | P. 7 A settlement could prevent utility lines from crossing a proposed national monument LEGAL PARTNERS | P. 18 Columnist Bruce Spotleson looks at the new Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas THE LIST | P. 21 Gaming suppliers Our Property Managers guarantee ultimate customer ser vice to you and your tenants. Call us. 3065 S. Jones Blvd. Ste. 201 • Las Vegas, NV 89146-6780 • 702.388.1800 • info@mdlgroup.com Brokerage • ProPerty ManageMent

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