Dear HL Clients and Friends, There was some confusion as to the date of our webinar due solely to the fact that I was trapped in my own personal virtual reality where time moves too quickly and my proofreading skills turn to mush.  So. here...

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Dear HL Clients and Friends, I know it can be challenging to face the prospect of a world where we become even further dependent and immersed in technology.  I was once a proud luddite and still prefer the analog world, but the Metaverse and the cutting edge concepts that come...

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Dear HL Clients and Friends, All appetizers on the newsletter menu today.  Enough just-over-the-line important hospitality matters to put on your radar as we barrel into spring with low positivity rates and high positivity vibes. Restaurant Revitalization Fund The DC Dolts continue the big tease of refilling the RRF fund with another...

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Beth Torin

June 18, 2020

Hi Everyone, As you all know, the food service industry has been deeply affected by Covid and we need to make sure that we reopen safely and effectively.  As operators in the most densely-packed city in the country, all eyes are on us, the stakes...

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Essen FLSA

July 25, 2018

Manhattan To-Go Café Hit with Wage & Hour Class Action Lawsuit ‘Essen, a to-go café with locations in Hell’s Kitchen, the Financial District and Midtown, has been sued in federal court for allegedly failing to comply with state and federal laws regarding employee compensation.  This...

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The word “healthy” on a food product can have a magnetizing effect on consumers, especially in a metropolis as health-conscious as New York City. Yet, the alluring label of “healthy” should not be used lightly by food distributors. The KIND company, a successful New York...

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When you are trying to learn how to open a small startup business, you’ll need to learn what not to do right along with what you should do. Minor mistakes can cause you emotional turmoil, while bigger ones can end your business before it ever gets...

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Starting your own business can be very rewarding, but there are a few things you need to understand before you jump into becoming a business owner. To start, you will need to know what type of business you are going to start, who your customers...

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Last month, a federal court in California decided that Yelp can change user reviews on its site to affect a business’s rating.  Several small business owners complained that Yelp tried to extort advertising dollars from them by lowering their business’s rating on the popular website...

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No matter what your capacity is, if you use candles, or any “open flame”, you must obtain an Open Flame Permit from the Fire Department’s Bureau of Fire Prevention. Many owners have the misconception that if their establishment has a lawful occupancy of less than...

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