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Labor & Employment Guidelines for New Restaurants
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October 2018 via Food News Feed

Opening a new restaurant means navigating a maze of creative, logistical, and legal challenges that would make American film producer M. Night Shyamalan blush. From tricky wage and hour laws to devilishly short immigration forms, there are employment law hurdles lurking around every turn. With a little forethought, new restaurants can avoid being stuck in a legal nightmare.

Taking Care of Business and Working Overtime

Paying overtime, employing minors, and paying tipped employees—wage and hour concerns are among restaurants’ most enduring and frequent legal terrors.

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Breaking Down The NLRB'S Proposed Overhaul for Joint Employment

October 2018 via QSR Magazine
This issue has been closely watched by the restaurant industry in particular in recent years, with an eye toward potential ramifications for the franchisor-franchisee relationship.
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Top Questions To Ask Before You Sign A Lease For Your Florida Restaurant Or Bar

October 15, 2018 via Gray Robinson

A word of caution: you may not want to sign a lease or buy a property for any type of use that involves a liquor license without being certain that you will ultimately be able to get a license for that space.
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Cyber Insurance Policy: Your Recipe for Data Breach Response
October 15, 2018 via Total Food Service

Now let’s assume your restaurant or hospitality business has been hacked. Naturally, you’ll want to solve any issues yourself. The problem is your best intentions may do more damage. Taking matters into your own hands can lead to a cyber claims denial, it can broaden the reach of your hack and it can ultimately create new exposures for your organization.
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