How To Attract Great Employees to Any Restaurant Job

Jim LaubeNEWS

When I ask independent restaurant operators “What are some characteristics of your best employees?” I hear words like motivated, committed, enthusiastic, and leader. Are these the words you’d use to describe your restaurant team? If not, maybe your restaurant lacks the development opportunities top employees are looking for. Motivated, committed, enthusiastic employees who are able to lead want to grow … Read More

Food-waste Bin Mandate Coming to California Restaurants

SA ZolezziNEWS

Limited-service operators will be required to collect post-consumer organic waste in 2020 California’s limited-service restaurants next year will be required to offer customers a separate recycling bin to toss organic waste under a new law signed by the governor earlier this month. Restaurants across the state that generate more than four cubic yards per week of solid waste or eight … Read More

Hepatitis A Informational Guide for Food Retail

Adam FriedlanderNEWS

The FMI Food Protection Committee (FPC), a group of retail food safety leaders, published the Hepatitis A Information Guide for Food Retail. This resource aims to protect public health and reduce the likelihood of foodborne illness by answering common questions regarding food safety, consumer and employee risks of infections from the Hepatitis A virus in the food retail setting. These questions … Read More

Canceling Shifts on Short Notice May to Reporting Time Pay

SA ZolezziNEWS

How much notice must I give my employees that I’m canceling a shift in order to avoid paying reporting time? Anytime an employee reports to work but is given less than half of the employee’s regular shift, the employer owes that employee reporting time pay. The reporting time payment is equal to half of the scheduled or regular shift, no … Read More

Power Outage? What You Need to Know About Paying Employees

Mike McCluskeyNEWS

You can require employees to “wait out” the power outage, but you must pay them for the time spent waiting. California residents and businesses can expect to be without power due to Public Safety Power Shutoff due to high winds combined with hot and dry conditions, fire and natural disasters. If your business is affected by these outages, you might … Read More

What Should California Employers Do About Flu Season?


The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses and can cause mild to severe illness. Pumpkin spice lattes, sweaters, apples, cold weather, cozy nights inside — it’s that time of year again. Yes, flu season is beginning (did you think I meant autumn?). Although you can catch the flu at any time during the year, influenza incidents … Read More

City of San Diego Minimum Wage Program

SA ZolezziNEWS

Effective January 1, 2020, the City’s minimum wage will increase to $13.00 per hour. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The City of San Diego Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance allows employees to use their sick leave for safe time, which includes taking time away from work due to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The Ordinance … Read More

Pre-Employment Drug Testing as Marijuana Tests Reach Record ‘Highs’


Marijuana may be legal in California, but employers can still choose to require a pre-employment drug test. Marijuana is legal in California, and unemployment rates remain low. Meanwhile, workplace drug tests yielding positive results are hitting record highs. What should California employers do about pre-employment drug testing? Positive Drug Test Hits 14-Year High Positive workplace drug tests increased 4.4 percent … Read More

The Value of a BMI Music Performance License

SA ZolezziNEWS

Smart businesses know that music makes all the difference when it comes to keeping your customers happy and coming back for more. But using music in your business is more complicated that just turning on your radio. Curious about how to begin? Watch this video to learn how a BMI Music Performance License can enhance your business. FOLLOW US: Instagram: … Read More


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