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10-Point Plan For Restaurant And Hospitality Employers During The COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak
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March 31, 2020 via Fisher Phillips

Restaurants and hospitality businesses are on the front lines of dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. What should you consider in the coming days, weeks, and months to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis? Below we have provided both an update on the latest federal and state rules relating to coronavirus and a 10-point plan you should review and consider adopting.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Ushers In Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family and Medical Leave

In an effort to boost the government’s response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020. It includes many provisions which would drastically affect restaurant and hospitality employers, such as paid sick leave for employees impacted by COVID-19 and those serving as caregivers for individuals with COVID-19. Here are some of the highlights of the law.

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COVID-19’s Impact On Extensions of Credit and Returns in the Alcohol Beverage Industry

March 28, 2020 via ConvergeBlog
The ripple effects of governmental response to COVID-19 are being felt in all tiers of the alcohol beverage industry. State and local orders closing restaurants, bars, and other on-premises retailers of alcoholic beverages have left many retailers trying to find creative ways to recover their losses.
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How to Deal With Landlords in the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020 via Nation's Restaurant News

As April 1 looms and closures continue to burden restaurants in the coronavirus pandemic, operators and landlords both are on the edge of their seats.
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Grubhub’s $10 Off Promo Forces Restaurants to Front the Discount Costs While Being Charged Full Commission
March 31, 2020 via The Verge

Under Grubhub’s Supper for Support program terms and conditions, the fine print says that while restaurants must opt into the program, they also have to agree to fund the $10 discounts — or roughly 30 percent off the cost of one order if the customer just meets the $30 minimum. On top of that, they must allow Grubhub to charge them commission for the total cost of the order before the discount.

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