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. Be aware of your state/city laws.

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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.

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

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.

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.

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. Predictive scheduling laws are designed to help combat this.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

Modern Restaurant Management

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.

2019’s AB 5 Battle of California

Modern Restaurant Management

Unfortunately, as AB 5 progresses, the restaurant industry may also find itself on a losing side. Several of my restaurant and food industry clients have asked me recently how AB 5 and the potential carve out will impact their businesses.

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The 20/20 on 2020: Restaurant Experts Weigh In

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry insiders and experts for their insights on what will impact restaurants in 2020 and the response was overwhelming. Rick Camac, Dean of Restaurant & Hospitality Management at the Institute of Culinary Education. Occupancy cost may be 60-70 percent less than a traditional restaurant and payroll could be 33-50% less. US Foods’ Top Restaurant Trend Predictions.

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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

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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.

Redefining ‘Dine and Dash’ and Review Hub

Modern Restaurant Management

During the course of 2019, revenue increased 109 percent as tens of thousands of new restaurants joined the Toast community. “Toast wants to partner with the restaurant community to level the playing field and strengthen this nearly trillion dollar industry.

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Effective Restaurant Accounting Tips

Lavu

Preparing good meals and serving customers is always an exciting part of running a restaurant. When it comes to numbers, however, most restaurant owners do not know what is expected of them. Hire a Professional Specializing in Restaurant Accounting. Track Restaurant Inventory.

Restaurant Licensing: Licenses and Permits Needed To Open a Restaurant 

Restaurant Clicks

Opening a restaurant isn’t just about creating menus and investing capital. There are various licenses and permits needed to open a new restaurant legally. Before you can open a new restaurant, you’ll need to apply for and receive an assortment of state licenses and local permits. .

How Much Does It Cost To Open a Restaurant? 2020 Restaurant Startup Costs

Restaurant Clicks

Being a restaurant owner is hard work, but it’s rewarding. Restaurant startup costs can be seriously expensive, which is an obstacle to many would-be restaurant owners. The most difficult parts of being a restaurant owner are the beginning phases of opening your restaurant.

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When Should You Open Another Restaurant Location? (Flowchart)

Modern Restaurant Management

If you’ve built up a successful restaurant, then you definitely have reason to celebrate. Sure, your restaurant could benefit from another location. However, your restaurant could also suffer. And of course, you’re valuable as a restaurant owner!

Yikes, It’s Yelp! — Making User-Generated Review Sites Work for Your Restaurant

Modern Restaurant Management

Yelp and other user-generated review sites aren’t usually viewed favorably by restaurateurs and restaurant management. At my restaurant, we strive to respond to every single review – whether it be negative or positive. When appropriate, restaurants should also take the time to address any specific questions based on the review and emphasize to the guest that staff will continue to ensure they have the same great experience time after time.

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Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Agreements: Protecting Your Restaurant Against Defamation

Modern Restaurant Management

Employers, especially restaurants, seem to be left with no way to police rogue employees who often post false information in a malicious attempt to stick it to their “awful, sadistic” former employer. Doesn’t The Law On Defamation Protect My Restaurant?

MRM Research Roundup: End-of-January 2020 Super Bowl Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features an economic report from Yelp, super Super Bowl stats, delivery trends, megatrends, best cities for BBQ and top venues. Restaurant, food, and nightlife businesses were collectively down by 1.3

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How The New ‘Tipped Pool’ Rule May Impact Restaurant Employers

Modern Restaurant Management

Tips, tip credits and tip pools are staples in the restaurant industry. Restaurant employers utilize them daily. This long-standing law currently allows employers to credit $5.12 The proposed Rule would see certain changes that could affect how restaurant employers deploy scheduling and pay practices. In some restaurants, employees may hold the title of “supervisor” actively perform tipped duties and participate in a tip pooling arrangement.

MRM Research Roundup: Halloween-2019 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features interesting and insightful trends from Upserve, order for pickup guest experience study results, the Fraud Aftershock Index and the importance of foot traffic.

Responding to the Growing Age-Gap in the Workplace

Modern Restaurant Management

In the restaurant industry, Older adults have been the fastest-growing cohort of employees , according to the National Restaurant Association. More savvy employers have training for managers and supervisors on HR policies, discrimination laws, harassment, etc. The U.S.

Topics to Cover in a Restaurant Employee Handbook

Lavu

A well-developed employee handbook is the foundation for streamlined operations at any restaurant. Basic restaurant standards, like restaurant safety, dress code, and code of conduct. . Complex restaurant processes, like how to report tips or request vacation days. .

MRM Franchise Feed: CPK in Canada and Real Famous BBQ

Modern Restaurant Management

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Franchise Feed offers a glimpse at what's new in the restaurant franchise and MUFSO environment. Development incentives will be offered to highly qualified candidates capable of multi-unit restaurant development and operation.

Are You a Favorite or a Frequent?

Modern Restaurant Management

Pressures from minimum wages, ever-increasing price competition, traffic declines, new and evolving consumer behavior have created immense challenges for the restaurant industry, most pointedly in casual and dining quick service segments.

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-February 2020-Valentine’s Day Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

Welcome to the "Love" edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup, which offers Valentine and dating trends, the State of Local Restaurants and the Brand Bowl Report. State of Local Restaurants. per restaurant. Restaurant researc

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The Need to Know Guide on Restaurant Expansion for Restaurants

MBB Hospitality

Is your restaurant doing well and you feel like you are ready to expand your business, but not sure how? Check out this Need to Know Guide on Restaurant Expansion for Restaurants. Here are some questions you should be asking yourself: Is My Restaurant Scalable?

A Recipe for Success

Modern Restaurant Management

In the food and beverage business, “buzz” is a valuable commodity that can make your restaurant, bar, or brewery the place to be. Luckily, the law provides protection. In other words, to be entitled to trade secret protection, a restaurant must treat the recipes as secret.

Land Use and Zoning Considerations for New and Start-up Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

If you are an entrepreneur in the process of opening a new restaurant, you know how crucial location is for your success. These land use and zoning obstacles can not only impact whether you can open a restaurant in your desired location, but may also increase several start-up costs in your business plan. You can anticipate that not all zones will allow restaurants and, therefore, you must be diligent in your search for a location. 'Bulk'

The Need to Know Guide on Restaurant Expansion for Restaurants

MBB Hospitality

Is your restaurant doing well and you feel like you are ready to expand your business, but not sure how? Check out this Need to Know Guide on Restaurant Expansion for Restaurants. Here are some questions you should be asking yourself: Is My Restaurant Scalable?

Franchising 101: Five Crucial Steps Before Franchising

Modern Restaurant Management

It’s been five years since you opened your first restaurant. One day someone approaches you about buying the right to open one of your restaurants in a nearby city. What does it really mean to franchise your restaurant?

MRM Research Roundup: Mid-January 2020 Edition

Modern Restaurant Management

This edition of Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine's Research Roundup features a gloomy start to the new year, dining trends for 2020, the importance of discounts, holiday gift card sales results, delivery frustrations, soda curiosity and a consumer culture report.

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How To Open a Restaurant: 12 Steps to Starting a Restaurant

Restaurant Clicks

Opening your own restaurant is an exciting business venture. Wanting to start a restaurant business and knowing how to open a restaurant are two different things, however. Take the right steps to open up a restaurant to work towards building a successful restaurant business. .

A Virtual Expansion and Tech Teaming

Modern Restaurant Management

The Local Culinary, a virtual restaurant group specializing in chef-driven, delivery-only concepts – the first of its kind in Florida – signed a letter of interest to open new commissary-style kitchens in Boca Raton and Aventura.

How Modern Restaurant Accounting Impacts Profitability

Restaurant365

Staying competitive in the modern restaurant industry requires devoting time, energy, and resources to restaurant accounting. . Modern restaurant accounting methods depend on accurate and timely data about your business. What is Restaurant Accounting?

Restaurant Accounting Basics

Lavu

The corner cafe, upscale bistro and fine dining restaurant serve different dishes, but all face at least a few common. Restaurant accounting includes items unique to the food service industry. charges are non-optional fees charged to the customer by the restaurant.

How to Make a Restaurant Employee Schedule

Restaurant365

Your bottom line and your customer service success depend heavily on a well-executed staff schedule but knowing how to make a restaurant employee schedule is not an easy task. Scheduling restaurant staff requires considering everything from staff availability to accounting.