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August 2019's Converge Newsletter
The Recent Rise Of Predictive Scheduling Laws: Emerging Strategies In An Evolving Area
August 29, 2019 via ConvergeBlog

For decades, the problem of scheduling has plagued employers and employees alike. Employees prefer predictable and reliable schedules, while employers need flexibility. To address this tension, regulators have recently begun to pass predictive scheduling laws that seek to strike a tenuous balance between these interests. Given the recent rise in popularity of these laws, it is important for you to understand what these laws are, where you are most likely to encounter them, and what steps you can take to make sure you’re abreast of the most up-to-date compliance strategies.

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A Menu of Common Safety Risks in Hotel Food and Beverage Operations

August 25, 2019 via Hotel Executive
Being aware of common workplace injuries and working to mitigate those risks can reduce the likelihood of employee injuries and improve a hotel's bottom line. Here are some of the top safety concerns in the food and beverage industry, as well as best practices for mitigating each risk.
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How Restaurants Should Deal With The Threat Of An Active Shooter

August 20, 2019 via Restaurant Business

After the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, we asked the Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (RLPSA) what restaurants can do to better protect customers, employees and the business from an active shooter. The group, an organization of security and loss-prevention experts, provided these recommendations from its members.
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Don’t Feel Bad for Protecting Your Franchise and Trademark Rights
August 13, 2019 via Foley & Lardner

All franchisors understand that there are risks and pitfalls when entering into a franchise agreement. Both the franchisor and the franchisee want the franchisee to do well and be successful. As a franchisor, you want your franchisee to succeed so that others may invest in your franchise, which would help you grow your global footprint. In the real world, however, sometimes franchisees do not perform as expected.

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