Affordable Care Act Requirements and Reporting

Currently, there is uncertainty as to the viability of the Affordable Care Act and some of its important mandates under the new administration, such as the “pay-or-play” mandate, ACA reporting, individual mandate penalty, insurance marketplaces/exchanges, Medicaid expansion, some market reform changes, and a multitude of taxes including the Cadillac tax plan. Any major changes and…

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May 1st: A Day Without Immigrants

Many restaurants in the greater Los Angeles area and across the nation were impacted by the “Day without Immigrants” on February 16th. The way restaurants handled absent employees varied from no action to termination. The bigger impact is coming up on Monday, May 1st. The History of May 1st – Labor Protest Day May 1st…

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Workers’ Compensation Law Information & Updates

Recently, The State Bar of California and CalChamber hosted a seminar addressing Workers’ Compensation Law in California. The special guest presenters included the Honorable Paige S. Levy, Chief Judge of California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation; Yvonne Lang, top California attorney specializing in the defense of workers’ compensation claims; and Maria Sager, top California attorney representing…

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Immigration Raids

It is an unfortunate reality that your restaurant may be faced with a visit from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the near future. It can be a real challenge for employers to comply with directives from DHS when it involves cherished employee team members, but there are actions that you need to comply…

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Ever Think about Your Lease(s)?

Author: Debi Sommars Ever think every article, blog or hashtag talks about chain restaurants or large publicly traded companies? The independent restaurant operators make up about 70% of the American restaurant industry. Overwhelmed by everything you need to know to get into the location you love? You have so many hats to wear! Let’s talk…

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