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New York State Sick Leave Law & Restaurant Compliance

New York State Sick Leave Law & Restaurant Compliance

What Is the Law?    New York State Assembly Bill No. A10152 added §196-b Sick Leave Requirements to the New York Labor Laws.  The new state paid sick leave law requires employers located in the state of New York to provide employees paid sick leave.  The amount...

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How Restaurant Purchasing Behavior Is Changing

How Restaurant Purchasing Behavior Is Changing

PODCAST   |   VIDEOCoronavirus has affected the entire world; it has completely altered the landscape of both consumer and vendor behaviors, and perhaps the most harshly impacted industry has been hospitality. Restaurants have had to pivot their business models...

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The Community Safety Payroll Tax – Eugene, Oregon

The Community Safety Payroll Tax – Eugene, Oregon

What is the law?   The Community Safety Payroll Tax Ordinance (No. 20616) enacts a new payroll tax for the city of Eugene, Oregon in order to provide faster, more efficient safety responses, deter crime, connect people to services, engage and help at-risk youth,...

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Restaurants Should Be Their Own Media Companies

Restaurants Should Be Their Own Media Companies

PODCAST   |   VIDEO As a small Independent Restaurant owner who’s plunged headfirst into content marketing and worked with huge media organizations, digital marketers and SEO professionals, Shawn Walchef of Cali Comfort BBQ has honed in on his craft and built his...

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Denver Places a Cap on Third-Party Delivery Services

Denver Places a Cap on Third-Party Delivery Services

What is the law?   The Denver City Council passed Council Bill No. CB20-9035 on October 5th, 2020 to address fees third-party delivery services can charge restaurants during the COVID-19 crisis.  The bill temporarily applies a maximum fee amount charged to...

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California Small Business Tax Credit for Restaurants

California Small Business Tax Credit for Restaurants

September 9th, the Governor of California signed Senate Bill 1447 into law. This bill, authored jointly by Senator Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), and Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes (D-Corona), expands California’s assistance...

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Rhode Island Minimum Wage Increasing October 1st, 2020

Rhode Island Minimum Wage Increasing October 1st, 2020

Rhode Island’s minimum wage will increase to $11.50 an hour on Oct. 1. 2020.  Rhode Island does not have any scheduled increases following the October 2020 minimum wage update. “Putting more money in the pockets of those with the lowest wages helps their families and...

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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQs – Part III

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQs – Part III

Yes, owner-employees with less than a five percent (5%) ownership stake in a C-Corporation or S-Corporation are not subject to the owner-employee compensation rule.Yes but limitations were just released by the U.S. Treasury Department. The amount of rent that is...

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Take Advantage of Energize Colorado Gap Fund

Take Advantage of Energize Colorado Gap Fund

What is the law?   The Energize Colorado Gap Fund will provide more than $25M in loans and grants to small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Eligible businesses with less than 25 full-time employees can apply for of up to $15,000 and a loan of up to...

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Colorado Healthy Families and Workplace Act – PSL

Colorado Healthy Families and Workplace Act – PSL

Colorado Healthy Families and Workplaces Act:   What is the law?   The “Healthy Families and Workplaces Act" (the Act) was created by the passage of Senate Bill 20-205 on June 17th, 2020, and was signed into law on July 15th, 2020 by Governor Jared Polis. ...

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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQs – Part II

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQs – Part II

YES, the goal of the PPP was to retain employees. No, do not add employer health insurance contributions made on behalf of a self-employed individual, general partners, or owner-employees of an S-corporation, because such payments are already included in their...

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