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Franchise Compliance Guide: Laws + Agreements

7 Shifts

Some of the biggest restaurant businesses on the planet are franchises. They employ thousands of people and have served billions, and with so many people affected, it's understandable why there are franchise-specific laws and regulations in place. Federal Law Compliance.

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THE IRREFUTABLE LAWS OF BEING A CHEF

Culinary Cues

THE LAW: Look to the chef to see how the kitchen will act. THE LAW: It is not enough to hire competent people. THE LAW: Unless you know where you are going, any road will take you there. THE LAW: First and foremost – the restaurant must be profitable!

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Restaurant Labor Laws Cheat Sheet: Oregon State

7 Shifts

Legal and other matters referred to in this article are based on 7shifts' interpretation of laws existing at the time and should not be relied on in place of professional legal advice. Getting caught doing wrong by your restaurant employees isn’t the wisest financial move either.

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California Amends Franchise Law: What Restaurants Need to Know

Modern Restaurant Management

On January 1, 2023, Assembly Bill (“AB”) 676 went into effect, significantly amending the California Franchise Relations Act and Franchise Investment Law. Law Operations Assembly Bill (“AB”) 676 California Franchise Law franchise law

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Using AI to Test Innovative Restaurant Employee Communication and Scheduling Models

AI technology is helping restaurateurs rise to complex labor challenges and laws with machine learning solutions that improve working conditions for staff, leading to happier employees who stay onboard and bring their best to work.

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Restaurant Labor Laws Cheat Sheet: Seattle

7 Shifts

Legal and other matters referred to in this article are based on 7shifts' interpretation of laws existing at the time and should not be relied on in place of professional legal advice. At its peak, Seattle boasted an impressive 3,000 restaurant locations.

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[Updated for 2023] The State-by-State Guide To Tip Pooling Laws

7 Shifts

It's a constant conversation in the restaurant industry. But one can't deny that tips make up a majority of restaurant workers' take-home pay. In theory, it's simple, but this tip-out method is subject to federal laws and another layer of state-by-state laws on top of that.

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Restaurant Labor Laws Cheat Sheet: New York State

7 Shifts

Legal and other matters referred to in this article are based on 7shifts' interpretation of laws existing at the time and should not be relied on in place of professional legal advice. 7shifts disclaims all liability (except for any liability which by law cannot be excluded) for any error, inaccuracy, or omission from the information contained in this article and any loss or damage suffered by any person directly or indirectly through relying on the information contained in this article.

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What is a Tip Credit? How They Work, Calculations, Laws, and More

7 Shifts

Tip credits are just another part of tipping that make restaurant employee compensation complex. State and local laws on tip credits. Labor cost is typically a restaurant's most considerable expense. Consider a Texas restaurant worker pulling a 50-hour week.

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Upcoming Compliance Labor Laws in Chicago

7 Shifts

Legal and other matters referred to in this article are based on 7shifts' interpretation of laws existing at the time and should not be relied on in place of professional legal advice. When Does the Law Go into Effect? What Workers Does the Law Affect? What Does the Law Mandate?

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The Last Survival Guide You'll Ever Need for Your Brick & Mortar Restaurant

The beginning of this decade has been brutal for restaurants. But you shouldn't expect conditions to improve any time soon. For independent restaurants aiming to survive the next 5 years –– or even the next 5 months –– follow the comprehensive system found in this guide!

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What Marijuana Laws Mean for Your Restaurant Business 

Modern Restaurant Management

Whether in favor of or against these new marijuana laws, restaurant businesses that operate in multiple states need to be especially careful about how they approach marijuana in workplace situations. Here’s what new marijuana laws might mean for your business.

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Marketplace Collection Laws Present Unique Challenges for the Restaurant Industry

Modern Restaurant Management

The pandemic has changed the physical and economic environment in which restaurants operate. Food delivery can be done either through the restaurant itself or through unrelated third-party online food delivery services. Marketplace Collection Laws.

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Will Predictive Scheduling Laws Affect Your Restaurant?

Modern Restaurant Management

In the current labor market, restaurant owners have to deal with a host of issues that make it increasingly difficult to schedule employees. In an attempt to address these tensions, several jurisdictions have passed predictive or “fair” scheduling laws.

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Employment Law Considerations as Restaurants Reopen

Modern Restaurant Management

For restaurants, this means dine-in service will begin again — or will be soon — and more employees will be returning to work. Still, restaurants are reopening in a different environment than a few months ago. Paid Leave Law Still in Play.

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The Importance of Staying Up-to-Date on Liquor Laws and Insurance Coverage 

Modern Restaurant Management

Based on completely unpredictable occurrences such as the COVID pandemic and societal realities such as violence at bars and restaurants, hospitality establishment owners have a lot to consider when it comes to their coverage. Finance Operations insurance Liability liquor laws

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Bar Management: Alcohol Delivery & Collection Laws in the US & Canada

Sculpture Hospitality

Over the course of the pandemic, restaurants have had to pivot to takeout and delivery-only models as regulations and lockdowns meant that many restaurants were unable to physically welcome guests through their doors.

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Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to California’s Prop 12 Farm Welfare Law

Modern Restaurant Management

The order means that the Supreme Court will hear a constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 12 farm animal confinement law. The first phase of the law went into effect on January 1, 2020 and set requirements for cage sizes for egg-laying hens and veal.

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Protecting Your Business Against Copyright Laws

Hospitality Insurance Group

As businesses begin to reopen and promote themselves online, it is important to make sure that you are following the proper copyright laws and regulations. The post Protecting Your Business Against Copyright Laws appeared first on Hospitality Insurance Group.

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Opening a Ghost Kitchen? Know the Laws That Will Impact Your Business

Modern Restaurant Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the way restaurants do business. The second lockdown, together with the first (occurring in areas throughout the country in the second quarter of 2020), has helped accelerate a new restaurant business model—the ghost kitchen.

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Fair Workweek Laws: What Business Owners Need To Know

Sling

Fair workweek laws may be coming to your city or state very soon. At the very least, fair workweek laws will have a significant impact on how your business operates, particularly when it comes to scheduling and when your employees work. What Are Fair Workweek Laws?

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THE END OF BEING CIVIL, KIND, LAW ABIDING AND PROFESSIONAL

Culinary Cues

In restaurants, the chef who was quite recently held up with admiration and respect is now often dismissed and criticized for his or her passion and work ethic. There are plenty of restaurants looking for talented cooks – maybe your ideal job is somewhere else.

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Maintain Compliance with Predictive Scheduling Laws

Hot Schedules

Maintain Compliance with Predictive Scheduling Laws. Predictive Scheduling laws are designed to help your employees, but the burden falls on managers. Predictive Scheduling Laws: Penalties, Fees, and Fines, Oh My. Arranging childcare, scheduling transportation, attending school or second jobs, or caring for family members…there are many things hourly restaurant employees juggle outside of work. Predictive scheduling laws are designed to help combat this.

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How to Prevent Predictive Scheduling Violations and Achieve Labor Law Compliance in All Your Restaurants

Crunchtime

Between the introduction of new regulations and penalties imposed on restaurant brands that violated current regulations, there were a lot of headlines about labor laws this year.

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Fair Workweek Laws Gain More Ground In Restaurants

Crunchtime

State and Local “Fair Workweek” Laws: The Common Threads. The movement for worker schedule flexibility continues to grow across America – more states and cities have joined together to shield workers from disruptive restaurant scheduling practices. The “Fair Workweek” ordinance has recently added Chicago to the cause. Chicago joins with New York City, Seattle, San Jose, and the state of Oregon. labor operations management

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Ohio Taco Chain Employees Walked Out When Asked to Fill Mass Order for Law Enforcement

EATER

Condado Tacos is an Ohio-based Mexican restaurant chain with nearly 20 locations across the Rust Belt. to find that the restaurant had received an unusually large last-minute order for 500 tacos, and were informed by management that it was for law enforcement.

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Is Contact Tracing Required at Restaurants? Laws Change By the Day

Restaurant Engine

Are restaurant owners required to assist with COVID-19 contact tracing? On May 8, officials added a requirement for restaurant owners to log customers. News Popular Restaurant Business Coronavirus COVID-19 restaurant management Restaurant Operations Trends WPN

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Coffee News Recap, 16 Sep: Brazilian coffee export revenue up by 61.4% in 2022, EU votes in favour of anti-deforestation law & other stories

Perfect Daily Grind

European Union parliament votes in favour of new anti-deforestation laws. Collection bins for the Cup Collective initiative will initially be available in coffee shops, restaurants, offices, and transport stations in Brussels and Amsterdam.

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Man Killed by Law Enforcement in Louisville on Monday Was Restaurant Owner David McAtee

EATER

David McAtee, who ran a barbecue business in western Louisville, was killed by law enforcement early Monday morning in what officials claim was an exchange of fire between a large group of civilians and the Louisville Metro Police and Kentucky National Guard sent to disperse them.

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2022 Restaurant Insurance Update

Modern Restaurant Management

restaurant sector is gaining steam after coming out of a two-year pandemic that shuttered doors and curbed eatery revenues dramatically. According to the National Restaurant Association , the dining industry should generate $899 billion in revenues in 2022. The U.S.

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Is Your Restaurant or Hotel in Compliance with New York’s Spread of Hours Law?

Restaurant Law

What is the Spread of Hours Law? is a law that requires employers to pay any employee an extra hour of pay, at the basic minimum hourly rate, for any day on which the employee’s “spread of hours” exceeds 10. Essentially, if an employee’s “punch in” and “punch out” time exceeds 10 hours on any given day, even if that employee left the restaurant or hotel for a 6-hour lunch and only actually worked 5 hours that day, the employer must pay them for an extra hour.

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Restaurant Payment Fraud: Who Is Liable?

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants (just like anywhere that accepts card payments), have always been a target. This exposed restaurants to a much higher number of “card not present” transactions, which account for 80% of card fraud losses. In the Restaurant: Card Present Transactions.

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Best Practices to Prevent Theft in Your Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurant theft is expensive. One study found that internal employee theft is responsible for 75 percent of inventory shortages and about 4 percent of restaurant sales. It’s also more prevalent than some restaurant owners and managers might want to believe.

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How Insurance Needs Differ for Traditional Restaurants v. Mobile Food Businesses 

Modern Restaurant Management

Traditional sit-down restaurants and mobile food businesses have uniquely different needs when it comes to insurance. Running a restaurant can be validating, exciting, and thrilling all at once. Traditional Sit-Down Restaurant Insurance Needs. Dram shop law.

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Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part Two

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts for their opinions on what we can expect in 2021. Delivery and take-out will continue to be the most popular way consumers will get their restaurant meals in a COVID and post-COVID world.

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The Restaurant Industry Two Years Into COVID

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant industry continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic that is still infecting over 20,000 and killing over 1,000 Americans every day. This law went into effect January 1, 2022, but was stayed for six months by a California Supreme Court Judge.

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How Bars and Restaurants Can Prepare for a Safe Football Season

Modern Restaurant Management

Ahead of this year’s football season, the team at Society Insurance has put together the top four tips on how a restaurant and/or bar can protect themselves, their patrons and their employees as well as create a safer environment for football season and beyond.

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Why You Need a Good Restaurant Layout

The Restaurant Group

Food, vendors, access to quality ingredients, staff — there are so many aspects to a restaurant that it can be easy to overlook a pivotal and foundational aspect: your layout. The layout of your restaurant also impacts your customer experience. What Is a Restaurant Floor Plan Layout?

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Hiring Professional Security to Protect Your Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

Hiring a security firm can help protect your restaurant from disgruntled customers and crime, but which firm do you hire and what should you look for in a security team? Law Operations security security services

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Liquor Licensing 101 for Restaurants in Recovery

Modern Restaurant Management

As restaurants hire new employees, they are finding it more difficult to come across experienced workers who can also train other team members. Amid forced closures, the pandemic influenced restaurant adaptations overnight.

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