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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fair Workweek Law: An Overview

7 Shifts

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).

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.

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.

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?


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.

Fair Workweek Laws: What Business Owners Need To Know


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

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


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


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


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.

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.

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

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


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.

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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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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How Restaurant Operators Can Defend Against Ransomware

Modern Restaurant Management

It’s a restaurant operator’s worst nightmare. That’s how the McMenamins restaurant and hospitality chain closed out 2021, a banner year for ransomware attacks. Lock down your mobile POS devices so they can only access applications needed for your restaurant.

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Fraud and Cybersecurity Trends: What the Restaurant Industry Needs to Know

Modern Restaurant Management

A lot of people would assume that fraud in the restaurant industry doesn’t extend beyond dine-and-dashers and bad cheques, but those with experience in the industry, especially at the level of popular franchises and chains, will tell you that fraud is more common than most people recognize.

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MRM Research Roundup: 2022 Restaurant Trends

Modern Restaurant Management

The Pandemic Has Permanently Altered the Consumer-Restaurant Relationships. According to this year's survey, restaurant operators' early investment in delivery and mobile ordering has paid off in a big way. " Restaurant real estate changes to align with consumer preference.

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What Restaurants Need to Know About PPP Loan Forgiveness

Modern Restaurant Management

In this video, the National Restaurant Association’s VP of Public Policy Aaron Frazier explains why restaurants need to find out if they are eligible for PPP loan forgiveness now. Finance Law Operations loan forgiveness Paycheck Protection Program PPP PPP loan forgiveness

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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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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.

Ninth Circuit Narrowly Upholds Foie Gras Ban

Modern Restaurant Management

The law has been heavily litigated for nine years, including three sets of appeals. The panel ruled 2-1 that the foie gras ban was not preempted by federal law and did not violate the dormant Commerce Clause. Therefore, it was not preempted by federal law.

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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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Keeping Restaurants in Business: Sick, Safe, and Vaccination Leave in New York

Modern Restaurant Management

Laws affecting restaurants have changed frequently over the past year, largely with restrictions on capacity and indoor dining, and the employer-employee relationship has endured changes and challenges as well. New York State’s COVID-19 Vaccination Leave Law.

How Restaurants Can Prepare for a Safe New Year’s Eve

Modern Restaurant Management

Ahead of New Year’s Eve celebrations, Society Insurance, which provides coverage to the hospitality industry, has put together the top four tips on how a restaurant can protect themselves, their patrons and their employees as well as create a safer environment on Dec.

Expected Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

Not just quite but we can already see some effects of COVID-19 in the hospitality industry, especially restaurants. Restaurants will have to continue providing exceptional service in terms of technology, too. Is it over yet?

Restaurant Experts’ 2021 Outlook, Part One

Modern Restaurant Management

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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How Restaurants Should Respond to Bad Reviews

Modern Restaurant Management

Online reviews have a lot of influence on today’s restaurants. That’s not a lot of time for busy restaurateurs who also need to dedicate time to running the restaurant itself. Some people are downright mean and may be taking out their frustrations on your restaurant.

2021 Restaurant Insurance Outlook

Modern Restaurant Management

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.

Seven Restaurant Trends That Will Continue in the Post-Pandemic World

Modern Restaurant Management

Let’s explore seven trends in the restaurant industry that will likely continue into the post-pandemic era. Restaurants have responded to this demand, and more businesses are subscribing to food delivery apps. Restaurants will need to digitally transform their internal operations.

Hope for the Future: Restaurant Industry Responds to Rescue Plan

Modern Restaurant Management

signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law creating the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF),which the National Restaurant Association calls “the most important recovery tool for the industry to date.” President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.