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August 2018's Converge Newsletter
Is Your Restaurant Data-Breach Proof?
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August 3,2018 via Fast Casual

Last year was the year of data breaches. From Equifax and Verizon to Yahoo and Uber, 2017 highlighted that even the biggest companies in the world run the risk of exposing private data of millions of consumers.

The latest fraudster target? Restaurants and grocers. P.F.Chang's, Chili's, Arby's, PDQ, Panera and Whole Foods are just some of the big-name brands that have recently been breached. Restaurants have become common targets via their point-of-sale systems as well as through online and mobile delivery services, with fraudsters aiming to harvest customer credit card information.

Clearly, the threat is serious.'s ConvergeBlog
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3 Steps To Minimize Risks With Auto-Deducted Meal Breaks

August 16, 2018 via SHRM
Suppliers and retailers of alcoholic beverages advertise their respective products and offerings in a wide variety of digital outlets. Questions arise as to how the complex legal landscape of alcohol regulation applies in these digital spaces.
Cozen O'Connor
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Read Up, To Prevent Common Slip-Ups

August 2018 via Gray Robinson

...summer is not the time to let your guard down, especially if your operate a beverage alcohol establishment. After all, compliance and regulation laws remain in force each and every day.
Gray Robinson: Attorneys At Law
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Court Finds That Restaurant Complied With California Law By Requiring Employees Purchasing Discounted Meals To Eat Their Meals On Premises
August 28, 2018 via ConvergeBlog

When you walk into a restaurant you expect to eat delicious — and safe — food. However, this isn’t always the case. Poor food safety habits by restaurants, especially during the hustle and bustle of feeding hungry customers, can potentially lead to illness. Here are 10 signs you may be dining in a restaurant with less-than-stellar food safety practices.
Conn Maciel Carey
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