Int'l Franchise Association, Cyber Security Alliance caution franchisees about cybersecurity

International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.

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5 steps for keeping your restaurant from getting ICE'd

The US government has stepped up its immigration enforcement efforts in recent years, and all employers -- not just large ones, or ones that employ non-citizens -- are at risk of failing an audit.

7 questions restaurateurs should ask when choosing payroll provider

Go with a provider who not only can handle the calculations and payroll tax payments, but who also understands the food industry.

Fast food, fast crimes: Securing your restaurant

A security expert gives four tips on how restaurant owners can protect their businesses.

Desperately Seeking Capital: 4 things to know

Relying on family and friends to bankroll your dream can be a huge mistake.

Are your recipes protected by law?

Restaurants must obtain legal protection of recipes and products in order to claim them as their own.

Planning for industry's Top 3 funding emergencies

Emergencies can have a severe impact on a restaurant's business, so being prepared for them is key.

Is your restaurant fireproof?

Follow these steps to protect your business from a fire.

Restaurant industry applauds delay of Obamacare employer mandate

Businesses with 50-plus employees now have an extra year to comply with coverage.

34 ways to fail with a poorly written franchise agreement

Franchise agreements must be prepared, negotiated and reviewed by a specialist from where the restaurant will operate.

Massive winter storm forces restaurant closures

If power outages last through Valentine's Day, businesses will take an even bigger hit, as the holiday is a high-traffic occasion.

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Restaurant group applauds President Obama's payment security executive order

On Friday, President Obama signed an executive order aimed at enhancing security measures for federal credit cards. He also urged retailers and banks to do the same in the fight against identity fraud. The order will add microchips and PIN numbers to government credit cards and debit cards beginning in January.

Restaurant Association, UnitedHealthcare partner up for member discounts

The National Restaurant Association has announced exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates for fully insured business groups with 51 or more eligible employees. According to a news release, through NRA's Health Care HQ, members can access potential...

Insureon launches microsite for small foodservice businesses

The educational site is designed to help caterers, food trucks and other operators manage risk exposure.

Former FBI executive assistant director to keynote ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit

A former FBI executive assistant director is on tap to demonstrate vulnerabilities in banking and payments at the upcoming event in Washington, D.C.

Panasonic unveils next-gen surveillance camera platform

Panasonic has announced the availability of its new 3 Series camera platform. Built on the same UniPhier LSI platform as its flagship 6 Series camera line, 3 Series cameras provide high-definition capabilities with an objective of keeping customers and employees...

Health insurance exchange launches for DC-area restaurants

Industree Exchange, a Washington, DC-based company, has launched to provide health insurance coverage specifically to local restaurants and bars. The Washington Post reports that the company’s objective is to provide affordable options for restaurants as they comply with the Affordable Care Act.

XL Group, ProHost USA partner to offer insurance program to restaurants

XL Group and insurance program administrator ProHost USA have signed a new underwriting agreement to provide a packaged insurance solution specifically designed for the restaurant industry. "An understanding of the restaurant industry and the risks that these businesses face has...

Restaurant association partners with eHealth for insurance enrollment

The National Restaurant Association today announced it is partnering with eHealth Inc. to offer tools and resources to industry employees looking to find health insurance coverage. According to a news release, through this new partnership, NRA members will have access to a co-branded eHealth health insurance shopping experience.

Obama administration extends health care compliance deadline for businesses

The Obama administration announced Monday that the deadline for mid-sized companies to comply with Obamacare regulations has been extended to 2016. CNN reported that the extension applies to companies with 50 to 99 full-time employees. They will now have another...

Survey of small businesses shows continued concern over Obamacare costs

Small business owners are worried about the impact the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, will have on their business operations, according to a recent survey by Merchant Cash and Capital, a financing company for small businesses. According to the survey...

E-FLEX coalition files comments with IRS

Backed by the National Restaurant Association, the Employers for Flexibility in Health Care Coalition has filed comments with the Internal Revenue Service about the agency's recent proposed regulation on reporting requirements for employers offering health plans. E-FLEX is coalition of...

SSP America expands DTT surveillance partnership

DTT has announced an expanded partnership with SSP America's North American division. The relationship began in late 2011, and has continued to grow, with DTT installing its 100th SSP location last month. As a provider of loss-prevention solutions with hardware...

Franchise Association releases new Obamacare guide

The International Franchise Association has released an informational pamphlet to help employers educate their workers on their obligations and options with the Affordable Care Act ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline. On Oct.

Restaurant loss-prevention event experiences double-digit attendance growth

The Restaurant Loss Prevention & Security Association (formerly NFSSC), recently completed its 34th Annual Conference, at the M Resort, Aug. 4-7, in Las Vegas. More than 300 LP professionals participated in the meeting, marking a nearly 30 percent increase from the year prior.

Restaurant industry supports redefinition of full-time employee under Obamacare

On Friday, the National Restaurant Association applauded Congressman Dan Lipinski's (D-Ill.) efforts to change the 2010 Affordable Care Act law's definition of "full-time" to 40 hours per week. The legislation, known as the "Forty Hours is Full-time Act," would change...

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Protecting your business and employees from crime, accidents, natural disasters and other dangers is an important consideration for every restaurant operator. Here you'll learn best practices for effective risk management and restaurant insurance.