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In an effort to demystify complex legislation and expertly guide its members regarding the Affordable Care Act, the Illinois Restaurant Association has formed the Health Insurance Council.
Though not mandated to offer health care coverage to employees until 2016, restaurants with 50 or more full-time employees are still required to track data monthly throughout 2015.
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.
It is our concern that merchants have not been properly educated about these changes, and it will be a rude awakening when they discover that they are required to implement them.
Few insurance companies will insure Non Owned Auto Delivery because of the increased risk from young drivers.
Recently, with the need to focus on Big Data, compliance initiatives (such as PCI, HIPPA, or SOX), and data security, the CIO has been elevated in status.
Bruno DiFabio says negotiating the lease while keeping a low profile is an important step when opening a concept.
The Council’s five founding global payment brands have agreed to incorporate the PCI DSS as the technical requirements of each of their data security compliance programs.
Why should you, as a merchant, comply with the PCI Security Standards? At first glance, especially if you are a smaller organization, it may seem like a lot of effort, and confusing to boot. But not only is compliance becoming...
Make sure your cash collection container is equipped with a lock with a controlled key.
When people think of Christmas, most of them imagine family gatherings and good times. We often forget that from the end of Thanksgiving to the beginning of the year, the U.S.
Domino's Pizza is using daylight savings time and pizza boxes to encourage people to protect themselves from home fires. Domino’s Pizza is joining with the National Fire Protection Association, to remind customers to change their smoke alarm batteries when they change their clocks.
The National Restaurant Association released the ServSafe Facebook app, Serving It Up with ServSafe, as part of its campaign to promote responsible alcohol service during the holidays. According to a news release, the campaign provides tools and tips that will...
Heartland Payment Systems has partnered with the National Restaurant Association to present a series of restaurant-specific educational webinars. The first webinar will address EMV and the impending liability shift planned for October 2015. Heartland Payment Systems' Mike English, executive director,...
HMSHost has partnered with WatchGuard Technologies to secure its global networks. The company has deployed hundreds of WatchGuard Unified Threat Management firewall appliances as well as the WatchGuard Dimension security visibility tool to distill network security threats, issues and trends....
International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.
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.
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...
The educational site is designed to help caterers, food trucks and other operators manage risk exposure.
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 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...
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 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...
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.
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...
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...
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.