Food & Beverage

Cannabis and Hemp: Up in Smoke? How the Hospitality Industry Can Avoid Traps for the Unwary

The director of your spa program calls, noting that your top competitor is offering CBD-infused massages. Your marketing team wants to engage in “Canna-Tourism,” encouraging guests to visit the property because it is within walking distance of a hot new dispensary. And your F&B director has big plans for a new menu focusing on cannabis- ...
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Houston Restaurateur, Tony Vallone Passes After a Full Life and Long Legacy

55-years of Excellence and Innovation in Food and Service Houston, Texas- September 10, 2020– It is with heavy hearts we share the passing of Houston Restaurateur, Tony Vallone. The country has lost one of the greatest mentors, chefs, and restaurateurs. Tony’s legacy will continue on with his restaurant, Tony’s in Greenway Plaza and Tony’s Catering.  ...
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Top 10 Things I Wish I Knew About My Liquor Licensed Premises

Today’s category is…..The Top Ten Things I wish I knew about my Liquor Licensed Premises! #10: I need to submit an update to the governing licensing authorities when I restructure, change an officer, or change a d/b/a name. Disclosures on licensing applications should be accurate and current, so that the regulating authority has a record ...
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TTB Clarifies Trade Practice Enforcement for COVID-19-Related Activities

The Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (“TTB”) published a May 8, 2020 Industry Circular #2020-3 titled, “Trade Practice Enforcement During COVID-19 Pandemic”, which provides helpful insight into the agency’s current stance on various trade practice issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Industry Circular addresses five main categories of activity: Product Returns;Extension of ...
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Businesses That Mandate Masks For Employees And Customers Need To Consider ADA Issues

As more businesses begin to reopen, businesses face many difficult questions about requiring employees and customers to wear protective face coverings? However, businesses should not forget that, despite the onset of COVID-19 and drastic measures taken by local, state, and federal governments, the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) still apply to employers ...
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Face Mask Policy Leads To COVID-19 Lawsuit Against Texas Restaurant

Claiming that her employer prohibited her from wearing a face covering at work despite federal recommendations and local orders that such coverings should be worn by employees, a Texas cook just sued the restaurant that she says took her off the schedule after she objected to the company policy – and scored a victory in ...
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Fisher Phillips State-by-State Restaurant Guide to Reopening

The restaurant industry has been severely impacted by state shutdown orders. As states start reopening businesses, it is vital to know the applicable rules that apply to your location or locations. Whether you operate a single location or are a multi-unit operator, compliance will include assessing business operations, bringing employees back to work, and ensuring ...
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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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