The Future of Non-Alcoholic Beverages

The days of fountain/tower sodas are diminishing in full-service and slowly affecting quick-service restaurants. The general population is drinking less and less soda at lunch and dinner, and with double-digit increases by major soda manufacturers over the past three years, non-alcoholic beverage programs are under increased scrutiny. As restaurants have chosen to go high end,…

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BOE LA County Sales and Use Tax Rate Increase Effective July 1st, 2017

Effective July 1st, 2017, a 0.50 percent district tax increase will be applied to the county of Los Angeles, including all cities and unincorporated areas. Measure M or “Los Angeles County Traffic Improvement Plan,” approved by California voters in November 2016, is the county’s comprehensive plan to improve transportation and ease traffic congestion. We highly…

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Prop 64 – How Does It Affect Your Business?

In November 2016, California joined seven other states and Washington DC in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana by adults. Proposition 64 legalized the recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 years and over. Will Prop 64 Affect Your Drug and Alcohol Policies? Prop 64 maintains the status quo for employers seeking to maintain a…

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All-Gender Restroom Signage Requirements for California Businesses

In March 2017, a new law was put into effect for California businesses with single user restrooms. AB 1732 for Equal Restroom Access by Assemblyman Phil Ting of the 19th District (contact phone number 916.319.2019) requires all single restrooms in any business, public accommodation, or government agency to be identified as “all-gender” restrooms. The bill…

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Recent Franchisor/Franchisee Employee Court Ruling – Salazar v. McDonald’s

In March 2017, a ruling in a federal court in California made an impact in the franchisor/franchisee world in regards to employees. In the Salazar v. McDonald’s Corp case, the court found that McDonald’s does not control the wages paid to employees at its franchises, and is not responsible for any alleged wage and hour…

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