Education on legal topics, innovation and more.

Recorded webinars

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 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.

November 10, 2016
Overtime: What You Need to Know

Legal experts explain the Department of Labor's overtime rule set to take effect in November 2016.

September 7, 2016
Preparing Your Restaurant for Zika

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

August 18, 2016
Mapping the Restaurant Technology Landscape

Consumers expect tech offerings from restaurants, but what do they prefer -- and how do you implement them?

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.

September 16, 2015
NLRB’s New Joint-employer Standard

An August 2015 decision by the National Labor Relations Board moves away from the well-settled joint-employer standard.

July 29, 2015
I-9 and E-Verify Compliance

Learn the do's and don'ts of completing I-9 forms and using E-Verify.

April 16, 2015
Is Your Restaurant Recall-ready?

Minimize your risk in case of a food recall.

March 26, 2013
Keeping Commercial Deli Slicers Safe

Find out how to extend the life of your commercial deli slicer while adhering to revised food safety standards.