July Newsletter

July 2014 Newsletter

Our July newsletter is dedicated to the California Restaurant Association. You’ll find informative articles on the future of minimum wage, Affordable Care Act updates, the proposed assembly bill (AB 1522) on paid sick leave for restaurant employees, the current economics of California restaurants, and food handling regulations in the restaurant industry. We have some events in August that we excited to be a part of. Our firm is hosting a panel at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo on Affordable Care Act and Payroll System Compliance and we are sponsoring the CRA Los Angeles Chapter Golf Tournament held at the Malibu Country Club. This is the perfect opportunity to network with restaurant industry professionals. Lastly, we like to congratulate Border Grill for their Menu Masters Hall of Fame Award and Philippe the Original as the recipient of the Elizabeth Burns Lifetime Achievement Award!

Here We Go Again – Minimum Wage

The minimum wage topic is being written every year now and there doesn’t seem to be a respite anytime soon. This issue is a vote driver and as much as it pains the restaurant operator, legislators are playing to their audience.
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ACA Update

As for the ACA, there have been some minor changes on the administrative side but nothing material. There are two delays that have been made and all the prep work you should be doing should begin right now.
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Paid Sick Leave for Restaurant Employees

This proposed Assembly Bill (AB 1522) by Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) will require employers to provide up to 24 hours of paid, protected sick leave per year for each employee. The accrued paid leave can be rolled over from year to year and currently a doctor’s note is not required to verify the sick leave.
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The Current Economics of California Restaurants

First of all – things are pretty good. The economic activity in California has followed the forecasts from a couple of years ago, we are growing but at a slow pace. Restaurateurs in general are very optimistic folks – otherwise, how could they possibly go down that road to opening a restaurant in the first place! » Read More

AB 2130 Repeal

 

A little bit of good news from Sacramento – the repeal of AB 2130 which went into effect January 1st, 2014. This assembly bill mandated that any employee, including bartenders and tasting room staff, to wear gloves when handling edible ready-to-eat food including bar garnishes and cheese plates. » Details

 


Having Your Cake and Eating It, Too
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The California Restaurant Association and Lanthrope & Gage LLP are having a Roundtable event held at the Luxe Hotel on July 23rd. View the flyer for more info: » DetailsCRA Los Angeles Chapter Golf Tournament
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
9:00 AM – 6:30 PM

As one of the sponsors of the CRA Los Angeles Chapter Golf Tournament, we cordially invite you to join us at Malibu Country Club. » Details

Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

We are hosting a panelist discussion about the ACA Reporting Requirements & Payroll System Compliance at the Western Foodservice Expo.
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Border Grill Honored at NRA
KROST congratulates our client Border Grill, for the Menu Masters Hall of Fame Award they received as part of the Nation’s Restaurant News Menu Master Event. » Details

Philippe the Original Honored
KROST was thrilled to participate in the event honoring our client, Philippe The Original as the recipient of the Elizabeth Burns Lifetime Achievement Award. » Details

Testimonials

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Resource of Professionals

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