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How Restaurants Can Tackle COVID's New Insurance Challenges
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August 2020 via QSR Magazine

It’s all too easy for operators to leave the fine print of their brands’ insurance policies to agents. The world of insurance is complex, and often operators take their providers’ recommendations at face value, or simply let their policies roll into a new year with little examination. But as the industry continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, operators need a new, more vigilant approach to their coverage.

As most operators purchase insurance through an insurance agent rather than directly from a lender, for many, this new approach starts with agent communication.

"Aside from the time when your policy is coming up for renewal, you typically don’t hear very much from your agent," says Brian Mahaney, attorney and founder of plaintiff’s lender liability firm, Mahaney Law. "Many times, agents don’t walk their clients through what has changed. But your agent has the obligation to tell you if your policy has changed. So as your policy is renewing, you really have to have a conversation with your agent and say, ‘Hey, what’s covered and what isn’t covered?’"'s ConvergeBlog
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Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew About My Liquor Licensed Premises

August 26, 2020 via ConvergeBlog
#10: I need to submit an update to the governing licensing authorities when I restructure, change an officer, or change a d/b/a name. Disclosures on licensing applications should be accurate and current, so that the regulating authority has a record of who has a financial interest in the licensed premises.
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5 Things to Know About Controlling Your Workplace During COVID-19

August 20, 2020 via Restaurant News Resource

There’s been a lot of information, misinformation and confusion associated with what you can require from your staff members when bringing them back into the workplace. Practicing the following five rules could help keep you and your business safe from harm during this pandemic.
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COVID Liability Waivers: What Protection They Do And Do Not Offer
August 18, 2020 via Total Food

COVID-19 liability waivers cannot provide immunity to the business from all lawsuits or protections from employees’ claims under workers’ compensation laws or workplace safety laws. Such waivers may, however, limit or even prevent liability for negligence and, accordingly, are well worth considering as part of a business’s comprehensive effort to limit COVID-19 exposure and claims arising from it.

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