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Recorded Webinars

February 27, 2020
An Overview of the Joint Employer Final Rules issued by the U.S. Department of Labor and the NLRB

In early 2020, both the U.S. Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board announced final rules to revise and update each agency's regulations interpreting joint employer status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Register to learn more about these updated guidances.

January 30, 2020
Sage Intacct - Industry Stats and Current Trends for Restaurant Finance & Tax Professionals

Join us for an analysis of the latest industry statistics and an in-depth look at current trends and the effect they’re having on restaurant finance and tax professionals.

January 28, 2020
How to take ACTIVE control of your food safety management system

How to take ACTIVE control of your food safety management system

December 4, 2019
Get Ready: California Consumer Privacy Act Goes Into Effect Jan. 1, 2020

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will usher in a host of complex rules and regulations once it officially goes into effect on January 1, 2020, especially on practices related to IT and marketing.

November 21, 2019
Top Food Safety Violations: Know Them, Prevent Them and Protect Your Business

Understanding which health-department violations relate to food safety and cleanliness can help you avoid incidences, protect your business and reduce costs.

November 13, 2019
Get Ready: New Overtime Rules in Effect Jan. 1, 2020

Learn what steps you need to take to come into compliance with the new federal overtime rule.

November 12, 2019
Crisis Recovery: Getting Back to Normal

Learn how to prepare for a crisis and recover more smoothly by developing an effective plan of action.

November 7, 2019
Minimizing Food Waste

Restaurant managers, employees – even customers – would like to minimize food waste whenever possible, but it’s often easier said than done.

October 31, 2019
Are You Afraid of Cyber Threats?

A cyber-attack or data breach can be devastating, but there are easy and affordable ways to protect your business.

October 16, 2019
Are You Ready to Respond to a Crisis?

Learn the basics for setting up your crisis team and getting them into ready-response mode.

October 10, 2019
Protect Yourself from IRS-issued 226-J Letters

Employers with more than 50 full-time employees need to be able to prove they offered health care to those eligible to sign up.

October 3, 2019
Restaurants & Service Animals: What Are the Rules?

Learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act defines "service animals" and what restaurateurs need to know about service animals in restaurants.

September 23, 2019
Sourcing Sustainable Seafood

With increased demand for sustainable seafood, you want to make the right choices for your customer and the environment.

August 20, 2019
What Makes a Website Accessible, and Why Is It Good for Business?

Get the ins and outs on making your website accessible -- and learn why it’s great for your restaurant business.

July 30, 2019
How New Health Policy Rules Can Benefit Your Business

Learn about the new ICHRAs (Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Accounts) and how your restaurant can use them.

June 25, 2019
What the Health! A Timely Update on Health Care Policy

From federal laws to court challenges, health care news can feel like a roller-coaster. See what's next and how it affects your restaurant.

June 25, 2019
What the Health! A Timely Update on Health Care Policy

From federal laws to court challenges, health care news can feel like a roller-coaster. See what's next and how it affects your restaurant.

June 19, 2019
How to Protect Your Brand While Promoting Your Brand

Get expert tips to protect your intellectual property, or IP, and follow the advertising rules as you tap into new marketing opportunities.

June 12, 2019
FDA's Nutrition Innovation Strategy Revealed

Learn more about the FDA's efforts to get the food industry to innovate in providing healthier options -- and how it could affect your restaurant company.

May 8, 2019
How to Handle “Shakedown” Lawsuits and Emerging Litigation Trends

Join BakerHostetler and the Restaurant Law Center for tips on what to do and what not to do if you’re involved in a “shakedown” lawsuit.

May 1, 2019
Emergency Planning & Response: Inside the Waffle House Storm Playbook

Waffle House's Larry Sigler explains the plan the company uses to stay open for the community when an emergency strikes.

April 9, 2019
Compliance Challenges as NYC Targets Restaurant Industry

Learn about the increasing compliance challenges restaurant operators face as New York City targets the industry with anti-business ordinances.

March 25, 2019
DOL's New Overtime Proposal: What's in It, What's Next

Learn how the Labor Department's proposal to revise federal overtime rules could affect your restaurant company.

February 13, 2019
BE/GMO Labeling

The final rule on GMO labeling or bioengineered food disclosure is out. Our outside counsel Steven Steinborn and Veronica Colas discuss the new requirements.

January 23, 2019
Tipped Employees and Side Work under the FLSA

Recent litigation and new Labor Department guidance help clarify the treatment of tipped employees' side duties.

January 16, 2019
The End of Loyalty Programs: Assessing California's New Privacy Law

California's Consumer Privacy Act has deep implications for the restaurant industry.

January 9, 2019
Active Shooters in the Workplace: Key Strategies

Learn how to prevent and respond to active-shooter incidents in the workplace.

December 19, 2018
Packaging, Composting and Straws, Oh My!

Learn more about environmental proposals sweeping across the country.

December 12, 2018
Antitrust Laws for Restaurant HR Professionals

Find out how federal antitrust laws apply to employers. Learn how federal agencies are taking direct aim at agreements that affect competition in the labor force.

October 18, 2018
Restaurant Data Security: Beyond Compliance

Understand data security responsibilities and challenges for your restaurant.

July 19, 2018
Arbitration Agreements with Class-action Waivers

Discover how lower courts could interpret and apply a Supreme Court decision related to arbitration agreements.

June 20, 2018
Menu Labeling Guidance from the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration explains recent guidance to help restaurants comply with new menu-labeling rules.

June 19, 2018
Critical Changes to the FDA Food Code

Learn how changes in the recently released 2017 Food and Drug Administration Food Code affect your business, your employees and your food safety program.

November 16, 2017
Making Your Website Accessible

Discover how to make your restaurant's website accessible to people with disabilities. The National Restaurant Association co-presented the webinar with Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind.

February 27, 2017
President Trump's Immigration Orders

Our Restaurant Law Center looks at immigration-law enforcement during the Trump Administration.

February 22, 2017
Unclaimed-Property Audits: A Growing Risk for Restaurants

The stakes are high with unclaimed-property audits – and restaurants face particular risks and challenges. Get an overview of what’s happening.

September 7, 2016
Preparing Your Restaurant for Zika

Discover strategies to protect your guests and employees from the Zika virus.

August 17, 2016
Voluntary Sodium Targets for Restaurant Foods

The FDA recently proposed voluntary sodium targets for 150 types of restaurant and processed foods. Officials describe their proposal and why they took this approach.

August 2, 2016
Workplace Violence Prevention in the Age of the Active Shooter

Recent active-shooter events leave employers grappling with questions about steps they should take -- or are legally obligated to take -- to keep employees safe from harm.

January 14, 2016
Restaurant Chargebacks and EMV

Learn how to protect yourself from increased chargebacks in the wake of the recent chip-card liability shift.