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Educate Yourself in March 2020
A round-up of partner education opportunities

March 02, 2020 | KROST CPAs: Restaurant Management: Protecting Your Business (Woodland Hills)

Restaurant Management: Protecting Your Business

This seminar will focus on areas where liability insurance, EPLI, workers comp, and the review of operations impact the overall control of a business. We’ll explore how having the right policies and practices in place can minimize exposure in these areas.

Cocktail reception to follow from 4PM – 5PM


Restaurant Law Center releases new compliance resource on IRS-issued 226-J letters

Restaurants and hospitality companies are increasingly at risk to receive a misguided tax penalty notice due to Affordable Care Act compliance issues, despite offering health insurance to full-time employees. If you received a letter entitled 226-J from the IRS do not to ignore it or you might lose your opportunity to challenge an erroneous penalty assessment. 

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Educate Yourself in February 2020
A round-up of partner education opportunities

February 10, 2020 | California Consumer Privacy Act: Countdown to Compliance (Online)

**There is no charge for this seminar.**

The California Consumer Privacy Act will affect virtually all companies doing business in California. This new law is one of the most stringent data privacy laws in the country. If you have a business that does business in California, this is a law you MUST be familiar with. 

This webinar will cover:




Restaurants benefit from allowing patrons to open a tab. Aside from the potential for increased ordering, the process speeds up efficiency at the bar. The problem comes at the end of the night when credit cards are left unclaimed.

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Educate Yourself in December
A round-up of partner education opportunities

December 12, 2019 | Legal Webinar: What Do You Need to Do in January 2020 (Online)

January 1, 2020 is right around the corner; be sure you are ready for the New Year and the new legal obligations it brings.

Join Lizbeth (“Beth”) West, Chair of Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment Group for this one-hour webinar in which she will provide a brief overview of some new employment laws and recommend steps employers can take to ensure compliance by January 2020. Topics to be discussed include:

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What is a chargeback and how can one be avoided?

Rule #1 of running your restaurant is to keep expenses as low as possible while eliminating unnecessary costs. And yet, one of the essential investments any restaurant needs to make is the ability to accept credit cards and a variety of other payment options.

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Chapter Focus: Los Angeles

LA Chapter members and Board

The California Restaurant Association actually began in Los Angeles in 1906. Then, it was called the Los Angeles Hotel and Restaurant Men’s Association.

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No Signature Required

As of April 2018, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Visa no longer require merchants to obtain signatures at the point-of-sale for credit and/or debit transactions.