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.

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.


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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.

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.

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

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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).

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?

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.

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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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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?

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.

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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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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.

2021 Restaurant Insurance Outlook: Updated

Modern Restaurant Management

restaurant scene. restaurant sales experienced a “healthy” increase in total sales in July, 2021, according to Restaurant.org. “The pandemic hit restaurants across the U.S. “But now, as COVID-19 recedes, we’re starting to see restaurants bounce back.

How Restaurants Can Avoid Friendly Fraud

Modern Restaurant Management

Walk down any street, uptown or downtown, and there are still numerous ‘closed’ signs on the front of restaurants and other service businesses. For restaurant owners, it’s delivery dine and dash. How Restaurants Can Protect Themselves from Friendly Fraud.

Hope for the Future: Restaurant Industry Responds to Rescue Plan

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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.

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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.

What Restaurants Need to Know About the Proposed OSHA Mandate

Modern Restaurant Management

The restaurant industry is uniquely affected by this mandate as industry leaders navigate next steps to support employees amid an increasing labor shortage. Here’s Where the Restaurant Industry Comes into Play. Law Operations proposed OSHA mandates vaccine mandate OSHA

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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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Post-COVID Outlook and Recovery for Restaurants

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Restaurant owners have had to completely flip their operations to accommodate proper health and safety protocols for over a year now, but the country is finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with an influx of vaccine distribution.

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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.

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.

What Now? COVID-19 Survival Guide for Restaurants

Modern Restaurant Management

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!"

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

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

Modern Restaurant Management

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 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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MRM at Five: What Issues Have Impacted Restaurants?

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What issues have affected the industry over the last five years in the topics of marketing, design, operations, law, finance, technology and equipment? Over the past five years, green-focused designs have continued to gain momentum within the restaurant industry.

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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

Restaurant Insiders on 2020 Lessons Learned, Part Two

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? It's been an interesting year to be in the restaurant space.

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July/August 2021 Legal Update

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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 uncertain status of the RRF leaves hundreds of thousands of restaurants in limbo.

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Congress Passes American Rescue Plan with Restaurant Relief

Modern Restaurant Management

trillion stimulus includes over $25 billion earmarked as direct aid to restaurants. This relief is modeled after the RESTAURANTS Act, which was first proposed by restaurant industry groups in April 2020. Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

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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