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.

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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. Getting caught doing wrong by your restaurant employees isn’t the wisest financial move either.

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. Be aware of your state/city laws.

Restaurant Labor Laws Cheat Sheet: Seattle

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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. At its peak, Seattle boasted an impressive 3,000 restaurant locations.

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.

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. However, these oversights are rarely excused and can cost your restaurant big time.

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.

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.

Maintain Compliance with Predictive Scheduling Laws

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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. Predictive scheduling laws are designed to help combat this.

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.

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.

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 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

Safety First: Welcoming Restaurant Employees Back

Modern Restaurant Management

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. Equipment Law Operations sentry restaurant employee post COVID HR Staffing

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. In those states, insurance experts recommend that restaurant owners hold on to evidence for longer.

Digital Dining and ‘Restaurant Recovery’ Show

Modern Restaurant Management

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. Search filter : A new filter allows users to easily find which hotels and restaurants are taking these added safety precautions.

Restaurant Trends for 2020 (and Beyond)

Modern Restaurant Management

2019 was the year of convenience in the restaurant business. Here's what you can expect in the restaurant industry in 2020. Many restaurants are starting to offer unique benefits to attract and retain employees. Find out what makes your restaurant great, and do it better.

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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. We're encouraging everyone to put these bonds to work and save restaurants!"


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? Change is the law of life.

The Employment Landscape is Messy: How Restaurants Can Ensure Compliance with Limited Resources

Modern Restaurant Management

Let’s start with an uncontroversial premise: California’s complex, ever-changing gauntlet of employment laws is difficult for any company to navigate. Yet you may still be wondering why, aside from the headache, does it matter for my restaurant?

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.

Coronavirus: Restaurants Respond

Modern Restaurant Management

And how are other restaurants and industry insiders responding to this growing health concern? ” The cashless multi-vendor open-air gastronomic market has two locations in Prague, and a total of 34 independently operated restaurants, bars and retailers.

Don’t Let Your Restaurant Become a Victim of Cybercrime

Modern Restaurant Management

The business of running a restaurant is no longer limited to exceptional recipes, gorgeous plating, and advertisements. Recent data breaches in the restaurant industry targeted customer data through POS systems. How Can Restaurants Arm Themselves Against Cyber Threats?

10 Common Pitfalls in Restaurant Build-Outs

Modern Restaurant Management

Opening a new restaurant is exciting. Your restaurant lease is one of the most important contracts needed to start your business. Before signing anything, you must make sure you can get the restaurant build-out you want. Does your restaurant need floor drains?

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Three Changes for Restaurants as they Adjust their Business Model

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants are facing a major shift in the way they conduct business during this COVID-19 era. Typically an on-premise industry, restaurants must now adapt to ways of doing business that are off-premise, yet meet the high demands of being essential (or essential adjacent).

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For Restaurant Owners, Cybersecurity is a People Problem 

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With every online order, millions of customers are entrusting restaurant owner/operators with their most essential information. While beneficial in many ways, housing mass amounts of data leaves restaurants wide open to potential breaches — and hackers aren’t always the culprit.

First Robotic Mobile Restaurant and DoorDash’s Commissary Kitchen

Modern Restaurant Management

In this edition of MRM News Bites, we feature Ono Food Co, DoorDash, Parts Town and Heritage Foodservice, Rouxbe, Presto, Burger King and Uber Eats, Pared, Tork, Restaurant Technologies, Willie Degel, Bolay, Ritual, Preoday and TISSL, AdTheorent and Voodoo Doughnut.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-May 2020 Restaurants Reopen Edition

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This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features the surge in online ordering, early returns on restaurant recovery and what customers want and expect from restaurants. Adoption of Restaurant Online Ordering is Growing.

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MRM Franchise Feed: Kitchen of the Future, Restaurant Sherpas and Dunkin’ Hirin’

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Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Franchise Feed offers a glimpse at what's new in the restaurant franchise and MUFSO environment. The safety of Dunkin’ franchisees, their restaurant employees, and guests remains a top priority. Restaurant Sherpas.

Cybersecurity Advice for Restaurateurs

Modern Restaurant Management

How to Ensure Your Restaurant Survives and Thrives in the Era of Widespread Cybercrime and Strict Data Security Regulations. Equipment Law Operations cybersecurity Cybersecurity and restaurants

Restaurant Wage and Hour Disputes Are on the Rise

Modern Restaurant Management

Restaurants nationwide are facing costly wage and hour lawsuits for failure to comply with federal and state employment laws. In these types of cases, employers run the risk of serious financial penalties, whether their actions are due to ignorance or a willful disregard of the law.

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How to Trademark Your Restaurant Name

Modern Restaurant Management

The name you give your restaurant plays an important role in the brand’s overall perception and growth: it’s the first element to represent your business in front of new customers. Law Marketing Operations Trademark trademarking restaurant name

COVID-19 Resources for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

For additional resources, click COVID-19 Survival Guide for Restaurants and MRM Restaurant Survival Guide, Second Course and MRM Restaurant Survival Guide, Part Three and What’s Next?: MRM Restaurant Survival Guide Updates.

Restaurant Runaways: How to Get Your Money

Modern Restaurant Management

There are many cases of people running away from a restaurant without paying for the meal they have had. Whatever the reason for a customer running away, it can be expensive for a restaurant when it comes to the loss of money. Does refusing to pay for a restaurant meal constitute theft?

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-Year 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features the rise of eCommerce, economic impact, dining during COVID and hot dog insights. Key findings for the restaurant industry include: Restaurant Closures Data. Restaurant Worker Impact.

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Unique Challenges and Considerations for Restaurants As They Reopen Their Doors

Modern Restaurant Management

As restaurants across the nation begin to reopen for business, there are many challenges that they will face for the first time. However, most restaurants are faced with operating with a diminished workforce and for a reduced customer base.

The Risks of Form I-9 for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

Particularly for operators in the restaurant industry, who face high-volume hiring as a result of toxic turnover, it’s critically important to be diligent regarding employment eligibility to avoid penalties. Incompletion and Errors Put Restaurants at Risk.

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Proposed Law Could Allow Ailing California Restaurants to Terminate Lease Agreements


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Avoid Getting Burnt: Tips for Updating Your Restaurant’s Employee Handbook

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Who has the time (or the money) to put together an employee handbook when you have a busy restaurant to run? Unfortunately, many restaurants skip this step, and doing so can be a legal risk. Just imagine your restaurant has been sued for race discrimination.

What the Stimulus Bill Means for Restaurants

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history, into law. The act provides some relief for restaurant owners in forgivable paycheck protection loans and tax relief. To qualify, the restaurant must have been in operation on January 31, 2020 and have 500 employees or less.

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Protecting Restaurants from Botnet Manipulation of Online Reviews

Modern Restaurant Management

In the Internet economy, restaurateurs, especially owners and operators of non-chain restaurants, are often at the mercy of users of review websites and applications such as Yelp and TripAdvisor and social media platforms such as Facebook.

May/June 2020 Legal Update

Modern Restaurant Management

Nair, a partner at Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP compiles recent legal news affecting the restaurant, food and beverage and hospitality industries for Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine. The guidelines are meant to supplement—not replace—any state and local laws.

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ADA Title III Compliance for Restaurant Websites and Apps

Modern Restaurant Management

By now, most restaurants have become familiar with Title III compliance when it comes to modifying facilities and procedures – enabling disabled patrons to have equal access to goods and services. Law Marketing Operations dominos website restaurant websites ADA Compliance