Webbies Galore! HL Announces Fall Lineup

Originally Published : August 25, 2022

Dear HL Clients and Friends,

If you want to succeed in the rough and tumble hospitality industry you need to step back from the grind for a minute and get educated. There’s no restaurant owner Master’s programs out there and the school of hard knocks will take you just so far so we are bringing you a fall lineup of webinars and classes that will teach you the important legal subjects that every hospitality pro should understand.  

After all, our world is full of cunning and cutthroat competitors, barracuda Landys and an entirely new breed of employee. So the more you know the angles and understand the finer points of the game, the better prepared you will be to seize the great opportunities, pass on the mediocre ones and fight off the those who want to mess with you.

Our slate of webinars will cover essential topics that you should be familiar with if you are a hospitality professional.  So please sign up.  I guarantee that you will learn something new and valuable by attending.

Wanna run the entire menu? REGISTER HERE to be signed up for all of our upcoming free webinars! 



HR Confidential 
Hosted by: Lee Jacobs

Wednesday August 31, 11am-12:30pm
After a long hiatus and after at least three different COVID-19 variants and so much more, HR Confidential is back for a series of gatherings. We hope to see you on Wednesday, August 31st at 11:00AM for an informative discussion at our next webinar followed by our open Q&A session. Some of the topics we’ll cover include:
• New York’s New Ticket Transparency Law
• The Wage Theft Prevention Act
• COVID Sick Leave – still a thing!
• Why we use and love employee handbooks, and
• Who Should Get a Severance Agreement
Register HERE



How To Win A CAURD License: The Essential Tips and Tricks 
Hosted by: Joseph Levey

Thursday September 8, 3:30pm-5pm
The first dispensary applications are out today!!  For applicants with prior marijuana arrest records, the Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) license applications are now online. We will be breaking down the newly minted CAURD application, and walk you through some useful tips and tricks, to ensure that you have success in applying. This isn’t just for prospective CAURD applicants either though. We believe that there is much to learn from this version of the application, and that it provides some valuable insights into what we can expect when the full license application portal opens later this year/early next as well.
Register HERE

F&B Management Agreements 
Hosted by: Andrew Fine and David Helbraun

Monday September 19, 11am-12:30pm
F&B Management Agreements are taking the industry by storm, offering incredible perks for owners and managers alike. Understanding your leverage in these deals is essential to making them worth your while. We’ll unpack these deals, explaining the motivations for each party, and outlining what a ‘good’ management deal could and should look like.
Register HERE

HR Confidential
Hosted by: Lee Jacobs

Wednesday September 28, 11am-12:30pm
• Pandemic Update (if needed)
• Avoiding Payroll Missteps
• DOH Hot Topics on the Brink of the Busy Season
• Employee Assistance Programs
o What is a “direct threat”
Register HERE



2023 Employment Handbook Update
Hosted by: Lee Jacobs

Monday October 3, 11am-12:30pm
The seasons are changing, it’s Halloween, and then Thanksgiving and before you know it, its Christmas and New Year’s—2023 HERE WE COME!  Each new year, means a new Employee Handbook.  Your 2022 and 2021 (and certainly your pre-COVID books of 2020 and 2019) are out of date and will not fully protect you for 2023.  At this webinar we will discuss the latest employment practices that should already be in your handbook now, and those changes that should be included for next year!
Register HERE

How to Fight a Hospitality Lawsuit
Hosted by: Hamutal Lieberman

Monday October 17, 11am-12:30pm
The Litigation Team presents ways that you can prepare yourself in the event you are sued. Unfortunately, we cannot prevent or predict a lawsuit, but these tips will put you in a better position to mitigate your damages and gain leverage in settlement negotiations if you find yourself in one. We will discuss topics such as Landy lawsuits, ADA accessibility lawsuits, and employee lawsuits.
Register HERE

How to Raise Money and Pitch Investors 
Hosted by: Andrew Fine and David Helbraun

Monday October 24, 11am-12:30pm
This is equity investment term sheet 101. The pandemic has shaken the confidence of investors in hospitality. How do we attract them back to the industry? What terms do they care about, and what can we offer them while still protecting the business, the brand, and management’s autonomy? In this webinar, we’ll go through a typical equity investment term sheet, offering tips and guidance on how to land investors in this new climate.
Register HERE

HR Confidential
Hosted by: Lee Jacobs

Wednesday October 26, 11am-12:30pm
• 2023 Handbook Pitch
• Handling Time-Off Requests
• Who Needs a Job Description?
• Make Offer Letters Work For You
o True-Up bonuses
Register HERE

How to Negotiate A Restaurant Term Sheet and Lease
Hosted by Mayan Bouskila

Monday October 31, 11am-12:30pm
Things have changed in the world of restaurant and bar leases and you should know what to ask for in a term sheet and lease when you are dealing with landlords. We will discuss pandemic protections, Good Guy Guaranties, and other new things have popped in hospitality leases.
Register HERE



Protecting Your Brand 
Hosted by: Hamutal Lieberman

Monday November 7, 11am-12:30pm
Join our Trademark Group as they present ways that you can monetize your hospitality brand. A brand is not just a cute name, it can actually make you money. We will be discussing how to develop a brand that you can own and protect, and then the ways that you can further exploit it to make money.
Register HERE

Catering and Event Contracts 
Hosted by: Andrew Fine

Monday, November 14, 11am-12:30pm
The pandemic has taught us many lessons in relation to catering and event contracts. What pitfalls does every operator need to avoid, and how best can you protect your events or catering business from the unforeseeable? We’ll dive into that during this webinar.
Register HERE

HR Confidential
Hosted by: Lee Jacobs

Wednesday, November 16, 11am-12:30pm
• New Laws for 2023
• Just the Tip (Pools and Sharing)
• Driving Fee Crazy: banquets edition
• Holiday Parties Are Bad
• COVID update (if needed)
Register HERE



HR Confidential
Hosted by: Lee Jacobs

Wednesday, December 14, 11am-12:30pm
• End of Year Audits
• Joint Employer Liability
• Ruminating on Reasonable Accommodations
• So, A Guest Says They Got Food Poisoning
Register HERE

Like the whole menu? REGISTER HERE to be signed up for all of our upcoming free webinars!

Hang in there,