Food & Beverage

Connecting the Dots for Retail and Hospitality: Legal and Safety Ramifications of COVID-19

Webinar | Tuesday, April 7, at 1:00 p.m. ET Retail and hospitality operators are searching for relief and compliance solutions as the Coronavirus continues to impact the United States. Join Ceridian’s John Orr, SVP Retail, and a panel of legal and safety thought leaders for an interactive, deep-dive discussion on the steps you can take ...
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COVID-19’s Impact On Extensions of Credit and Returns in the Alcohol Beverage Industry

The ripple effects of governmental response to COVID-19 are being felt in all tiers of the alcohol beverage industry. State and local orders closing restaurants, bars, and other on-premises retailers of alcoholic beverages have left many retailers trying to find creative ways to recover their losses. One solution to recover cash and prevent waste is ...
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8-Point Plan For Restaurant And Hospitality Employers During The COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

Restaurants and Hospitality businesses are on the front lines of dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. What should you consider in the coming days, weeks, and months to deal with the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis? Below we have provided both an update on the latest federal and state rules relating to coronavirus and a six-point plan ...
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Resources to Combat the Coronavirus

This ConvergeBlog post features several articles that provide valuable information about COVID-10, or the Coronavirus. It is our hope that these articles can assist the travel and hospitality industries to combat the virus and manage the risks that come with it. We will continue to add links with updated information and valuable tips For more ...
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Court Stresses the Need for a Business to Provide an Accessibility Statement on its Website

In 2018 and 2019, there were approximately 5,000 federal lawsuits filed against hotels, restaurants, stores, and other places of public accommodation alleging that their websites violated Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). In all likelihood this number of lawsuits will increase in 2020 now that the U.S. Supreme Court has declined to ...
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7 Steps to Establish a Food Safety Culture

Establishing a food safety culture in your organization is critical to the process from farm to table. Every individual involved in food production, manufacturing, distribution, and consumption has a stake in the safety of food. The financial burden posed by food recalls can be significant. Consumer foodborne illnesses can create reputational and economic issues for ...
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Veterans Turned Away Because Of Service Animals: Lessons You Can Learn

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced settlements with two hotel properties to resolve complaints under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) involving service animals. In both cases, the individuals involved were veterans with PTSD and both properties refused to honor their reservations because the veterans were accompanied by service ...
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New York AG Files Lawsuit Against Dunkin’ Donuts For Attacks On Customer Accounts

On September 26, 2019, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit against Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., the franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts (“Dunkin’”). The lawsuit involves security issues surrounding Dunkin’s stored value cards, which customers can use to purchase Dunkin’ food and merchandise. Customers can create an online account through Dunkin’s website or mobile app, ...
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State & Federal Alcohol Compliance Update: TTB Enforcement and Related Matters

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is the federal agency with oversight of alcohol beverage sales, marketing, and distribution. Every U.S. state has a companion state-level agency to TTB. In recent months, TTB has, thanks to a generous allocation in the federal budget, embarked on a rigorous trade practice investigation ...
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