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Recorded Webinars

June 25, 2020
Making Lemonade: Restaurant Best Practices in Distressed Times

In this webinar, the Restaurant Law Center welcomes Alan Martin and Ori Katz -- partners at Sheppard Mullin LLP.

June 11, 2020
Heartland Webinar - From Surviving to Thriving, Reimagining the Return of Restaurant Experiences

States are opening and customers have different expectations. Let’s talk about ways to help your business reopen while addressing the social and safety anxiety issues that are still lingering.

June 3, 2020
Technomic Talks: COVID-19 Impact Update

Join Technomic as we cover the latest research and insights on the COVID-19 foodservice impact.

May 20, 2020
Technomic Talks - Off-Premise Shift

During this webinar Technomic will give an update on dining-in restrictions throughout the US and the shifted emphasis to off-premise occassions.

May 13, 2020
Business Interruption Insurance Claims: What You Need To Know Now

As the restaurant and foodservice industry continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19 and government shut-down orders, many have sought business interruption coverage under commercial property insurance policies.

May 13, 2020
Yelp Webinar - Marketing when Limited to WOM and Social

Join Emily Washcovick from Yelp as we share tips for communicating with your customers when your marketing budget is zero.

May 12, 2020
Datassentials webinar: Running through the Fire – planning the future of restaurant menus

Join Jack Li, head of Datassential's Haiku™ division – as he shares his data-based case to plan your restaurant menu in a post-COVID world.

May 7, 2020
Cultivating Diversity & Inclusion and a Positive Workplace in Highly Stressful Times

The restaurant industry faces unique challenges when it comes to discrimination, mental health and wellness and empathy.

May 6, 2020
Technomic Talks: COVID-19 Impact Update - What Recovery Looks Like

Join us to take a look back at how the competitive landscape changed during the last recession, and compare it to today’s market conditions.

May 5, 2020
Webinar with Yelp - Ingenious Business Solutions: Brilliant tips and tricks for independent operator

Join Emily Washcovick from Yelp and Julie Lim of OC Wine Mart & Deli to discuss clever business solutions restaurants have implemented throughout the last 6 weeks.

April 30, 2020
Unilever webinar - Creating a Better Employee Morale Now and Moving Forward

In this webinar, we’ll talk with mental health and food service professionals to identify practical tips for supporting employees and coworkers.

April 28, 2020
Real-time Business Continuity for Restaurant Operators

In this webinar, we will discuss business-specific solutions to consider in the midst of COVID-19.

April 23, 2020
Webinar with Unilever - Motivation for Nutrition & Physical Wellness for the Foodservice Community

In this webinar, experts will discuss tips and tricks for nutrition and physical wellness focused on the needs of the foodservice community.

April 22, 2020
Gojo Webinar - Real Time Lessons Restaurants Learned from Coronavirus, Hepatitis A and Norovirus

Roslyn Stone, MPH, COO of Zero Hour Health, will discuss how prior experiences dealing with such illnesses as Norovirus and Hep-A, prepared some operators to better deal with COVID-19.

April 21, 2020
Webinar with Heartland - How your Cloud POS can help you pivot

This webinar discusses how a cloud-based POS can provide for businesses having to quickly shift their operations to support online ordering, takeout, curbside, drive-through and delivery.

April 16, 2020
Webinar with Unilever - Practical Mental Health for the Foodservice Industry

Over the past month, all aspects of the foodservice industry have been upended. We’ll share tips specifically tailored to those working in foodservice.

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.