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    • Should my New York based business be a Delaware LLC?
        The answer is very a simple and unequivocal, “NO.”  I decided to write this post because I get asked that question at least once a month and there is a lot of misinformation on the subject. Despite the correct answer being NO, many lawyers and accountants still advise otherwise based on their lack of […] The post Should my New York based business be a Delaware LLC? appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act Enacted
          On April 11, 2018, the New York City Council enacted a package of legislation referred to as the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act,” described by the City Council as critical to creating safe workplaces in New York City. The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act passed one day after New York Gov. […] The post Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act Enacted appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • NYC Cabaret Law Will Be Repealed!
      The New York City Council overwhelmingly voted on October 31, 2017, to pass legislation (Int. 1652) that repeals the City’s longstanding Cabaret Law. At the same time, Int. 1652 retains certain security requirements of the old law for large establishments. The legislation has the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is expected to sign […] The post NYC Cabaret Law Will Be Repealed! appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • TRADE SECRET: Keeping Secrets Secret
      In the highly competitive restaurant industry, owners must take steps to protect their proprietary information, such as recipes, techniques, concepts and strategies from theft by former employees. Trade Secrets are any type of information that provides the owner of that information with a competitive advantage as a result of the information not being generally known […] The post TRADE SECRET: Keeping Secrets Secret appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • NEGLIGENCE: SLIP AND FALL LIABILITY
        National Safety Council statistics establish that more people are injured in America in slip-and-fall situations than in any other accident scenario. GENERAL RULE: The owner of a restaurant or bar where such injuries occur is not automatically legally responsible for the consequences of a slip and fall on his/her premises. Proof must be adduced […] The post NEGLIGENCE: SLIP AND FALL LIABILITY appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • SIDEWALK CAFE LICENSE: Can I get one?
      Having a sidewalk café can greatly enhance the ambience of your restaurant, increase its revenues, and can have a number of other positive affects on your establishment. GENERAL RULE: To legally operate a portion of a restaurant on a public sidewalk, you must obtain a sidewalk café license and revocable consent to use the sidewalk […] The post SIDEWALK CAFE LICENSE: Can I get one? appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • POST THE SIGN: AVOID THE FINE.
      Every year restaurant and bar owners are subjected to harsh fines, both monetary and criminal, as result of failing to post various signs as required by New York State and City laws. GENERAL RULE: Although the requirements are constantly changing, the following is a list of signs that must be displayed in customer view: Equipment […] The post POST THE SIGN: AVOID THE FINE. appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • RESTAURANTS SERVED WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUITS
        The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has targeted the restaurant industry as the “single largest” source of sexual harassment claims. With all the media attention on the subject lately, the number of sexual harassment cases filed each year against restaurants and their owners are escalating at an all too rapid pace. Restaurant owners must […] The post RESTAURANTS SERVED WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUITS appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT: Keeping Key Personnel
      As the owner of a restaurant, you should consider providing your key personnel with employment contracts. The employment contract will provide the employee with job security, will clarify all of the conditions and duties of employment, and will create a contractual obligation for them to be employed for the term of the contract. GENERAL RULE: […] The post EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT: Keeping Key Personnel appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
      The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of the most important national civil-rights laws dealing with the rights of people with disabilities. The ADA prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability in areas of employment, places of public accommodation, housing, public services, transportation, and telecommunications. However, a barrage of ADA lawsuits have recently […] The post Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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