Marketplace Collection Laws Present Unique Challenges for the Restaurant Industry

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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.

What Marijuana Laws Mean for Your Restaurant Business 

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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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Will Predictive Scheduling Laws Affect Your Restaurant?

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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. These laws can have a big impact on the way that restaurants manage their employees. What Are Predictive Scheduling Laws? The Development of Predictive Scheduling Laws.

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. This is great news for an industry that has seen countless restaurants limited to takeout or delivery orders, if they were even able to remain open at all during the COVID-19 crisis. Still, restaurants are reopening in a different environment than a few months ago. Paid Leave Law Still in Play.

Restaurant Labor Laws Cheat Sheet: Oregon State

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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.

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.

Fair Workweek Law: An Overview

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Cities and states across the US are responding to a movement known as “ fair workweek ,” with many enacting new laws to shield restaurant employees’ personal lives and finances from the notoriously unpredictable world of restaurant scheduling. Even though fair workweek has already been established law in cities like New York and states like Oregon, many restaurants affected by these laws don’t know the full extent of them (or are ignoring them altogether).

Fair Workweek Laws: What Business Owners Need To Know

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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?

Restaurant Labor Laws Cheat Sheet: New York State

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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.

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. As President and CEO of Hospitality Insurance, Dick Welch, says, “as the owner of a bar or a restaurant, anything you put on your website, social media, or any of your promotional materials should be legally owned”. The post Protecting Your Business Against Copyright Laws appeared first on Hospitality Insurance Group.

Upcoming Compliance Labor Laws in Chicago

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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.

Fair Workweek Laws Gain More Ground In Restaurants

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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

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

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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. If you're a restaurant operator, you're probably wondering how to ensure legal compliance with all current and future labor laws.

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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.

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

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Condado Tacos is an Ohio-based Mexican restaurant chain with nearly 20 locations across the Rust Belt. All agreed that the culture at their individual restaurants was supportive of actions being taken by demonstrators, with one employee stating that managers had offered time-off to protest and committed to bail employees out of jail if they were arrested. All of our other restaurant management were not on the same page with [the district manager],” Widdowson says. “So

Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part One

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Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry experts for their opinions on what we can expect in 2021. A new era of restaurateur – Though many restaurants did not survive the harsh restrictions imposed by the pandemic, the infrastructure remains.

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Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part Two

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

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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. He’s also ordered the Kansas State Police to investigate the shooting, but, with public trust in law enforcement at its nadir, the order may do little to soothe intensifying tensions.

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

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Are restaurant owners required to assist with COVID-19 contact tracing? On April 30, Mayor Quinton Lucas in Missouri signed an order for restaurant owners to follow his 10/10/10 rule : no more than 10% of building occupancy, no more than 10 customers at a time, and customer visits no longer than 10 minutes unless logging customers’ contact information. On May 8, officials added a requirement for restaurant owners to log customers.

2021 Restaurant Insurance Outlook

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restaurant industry has a loaded plate as 2021 picks up steam – especially from an insurance and financial protection point of view. That process is going slowly, much to the restaurant sector’s dismay. Many restaurants will be filing for insurance based on COVID losses.

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Why Restaurants Need a Sexual Harassment Policy

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More sexual harassment claims are filed in the restaurant industry than any other, with as many as 90 percent of women and 70 percent of men having experienced sexual harassment in the industry. If your restaurant has a human resources manager, it may be worth purchasing a membership for them.

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Tough Talk: What Restaurants Need to Know and How General Counsel Can Help

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Owning and operating a restaurant is difficult under the best circumstances. So, what do we consider owning and operating a restaurant impacted by COVID-19? How will the restaurant survive if seating capacity is reduced to 50 or 25 percent long term?

Restaurant Insiders on 2020 Lessons Learned, Part Two

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Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry insiders for their perspection on 2020: What lessons did you learn and what do you feel the restaurant industry learned this year? It's been an interesting year to be in the restaurant space.

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Longer Pandemic, More Employer Obligations: The Latest from OSHA and How it Affects Your Restaurant

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For restaurant employees, this includes both co-workers and customers. This is especially important for restaurant employees who, by virtue of doing their jobs, may not be able to maintain six feet of distance between themselves and/or the customers that they serve.

How and Why Zero Party Data Should Drive Restaurant Marketing 

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Marketing a restaurant looks completely different today than it did heading into 2020. The pandemic forced restaurants to completely transform how they operate, which naturally impacts how they interact with consumers. It’s been a difficult year for the restaurant industry.

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

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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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New California Law Prevents Restaurants From Being Unwillingly Listed on Postmates, DoorDash, and Grubhub

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From January 1, apps like GrubHub and DoorDash can only offer delivery from restaurants they’re directly partnered with — instead of listing restaurants without permission [link

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Restaurant Management: The Math

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This an excerpt from Bruce Nelson's Restaurant Management: the Myth, the Magic, the Math. “The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.” ” I have come to understand that a lot of people get into the restaurant business under the same notion.

Dram Shop Laws Vary by State

Hospitality Insurance Group

It is a law in more than three dozen states, including all of New England, that holds businesses liable if an intoxicated patron injures anyone inside or outside of the establishment. While laws may vary from state by state, Hospitality Insurance Group aims to shed light on what business owners should know about Dram Shop laws. More than 40 states currently have Dram Shop laws, and the primary differences between states could be significant.

Restaurant Insiders on 2020 Lessons Learned, Part One

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry insiders for their perspection on 2020: What lessons did you learn and what do you feel the restaurant industry learned this year? Takeout and delivery has and will continue to keep restaurants alive this year.

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Building a Strategy of Trust and Safety in the Restaurant Industry Amid Covid-19

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With health and safety on the forefront of everyone’s minds, restaurants need to build their strategies upon a foundation of trust and safety. COVID-19 testing of employees can maximize safety at your restaurant and make guests feel more comfortable with their dining experience.

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Restaurant Trends for 2020 (and Beyond)

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2019 was the year of convenience in the restaurant business. Online ordering, curbside to-go, self-ordering kiosks, and third-party delivery services dominated the restaurant landscape; these trends were so predominant that you'd now be hard-pressed to find a restaurant that doesn't offer at least one of these services. Here's what you can expect in the restaurant industry in 2020. The number of different systems in restaurants has been rapidly increasing.

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The Powerful Potential of Email Marketing for Restaurants (Podcast)

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“Email marketing is actually in our experience, probably the best form of marketing that a restaurant can and should be doing. Design Law Marketing Operations Johann Moonesinghe inKind podcast MarketScale the Main Course Barbara Castiglia

Bankruptcy Guide for Restaurants

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In February 2020, the National Restaurant Association announced projections that restaurant industry sales would reach $899 billion this year, experiencing four-percent growth “mirroring general economic conditions.” The COVID-19 pandemic has caused restaurant sales to plummet. Restaurant owners have a few options that can be considered first. The CARES Act offers several options that many restaurants have already chosen to take advantage of.

What Now? COVID-19 Survival Guide for Restaurants

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Due to the Covid-19 outbreak effect on the restaurant industry, Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine is compiling a list of resources available for restaurant owners, operators and managers. The National Restaurant Association has provided a list of best practices to ensure business continuity. A team of restaurant industry veterans led by HP-PR and Hall PR have set into motion a nationwide initiative to help get funds into the hands of restaurants now.

Second Wave of Restaurant Chain Bankruptcy Filings Could Offer New Opportunities  

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Anyone who has worked the back of the house at a popular restaurant knows how chaotic the kitchen can feel during a restaurant “rush” hour—knives, spoons, and spatulas being swung around, glassware flying, line cooks and sous chefs furiously plating food and sending it out.

Cancel Culture in the Coronavirus Era – How Restaurants Can Avoid Public Shaming 

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The pandemic devastated the restaurant industry. These protocols are extremely important as restaurants are increasingly vulnerable if they are not compliant. Restaurants and food service industries will continue to face the challenge of building and maintaining trust with consumers.

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Digital Dining and ‘Restaurant Recovery’ Show

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In this edition of MRM News Bites, we feature help for small business owners and products for the 'new normal' for restaurants as they reopen. Wally Sadat, CMO of The Kebab Shop, a chain of restaurants in California and Texas, has been using On-Demand Delivery for Square Online Store during our beta test and said it helped him manage costs and retain customers during recent months. ” 'Restaurant Recovery' Docuseries.

Safety First: Welcoming Restaurant Employees Back

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Over the past few months, many restaurants made difficult decisions to reduce their workforce and apply a strict delivery and takeout format or pause operations entirely due to COVID-19. As the fight against COVID-19 continues, more of those same restaurants have started considering—and even implementing—new plans for welcoming employees and customers back for in-person dining. Equipment Law Operations sentry restaurant employee post COVID HR Staffing

Coronavirus: Restaurants Respond

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And how are other restaurants and industry insiders responding to this growing health concern? The National Restaurant Association remains on top of the issue providing updates and resources including a fact sheet and a webpage with an FAQ, industry guidance, and food safety guidelines provided by ServeSafe to address increasing questions about COVID-19. As the world braces for a pandemic, Lavu leadership recognizes the potential for restaurant closures.

Face Pay Network, Restaurant of the Future and The Main Course

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In this edition of MRM News Bites, we feature a webinar that looks into the future of restaurants, face pay, delivery robots, drone delivery and a new venture for MRM. Restaurant of the Future Panel. Brad Duea – CEO, Restaurant REVOLUTION Technologies.

FUTURE PERFECT – A RESTAURANTS NEXT CHAPTER

Culinary Cues

OK, so here we are: restaurants are beginning to re-open (maybe prematurely, maybe not) and we are all scared to death. We are fearful that 25% or 50% capacity in our restaurants will not allow us to survive – so, what’s the point? It’s interesting how last month everyone was proclaiming that everything will be different when restaurants open again, that what we knew will not suffice in the near future. Change is the law of life. Restaurant Consulting.

Navigating Legal Challenges in the Restaurant Industry (Podcast)

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For those starting or running a restaurant, the principle goal and motivation is to serve delicious food and satisfy customers. Law Operations legal challenges MarketScale the Main Course Barbara Castiglia Pooja S.