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    • Your NYC Commercial Lease Should be Renegotiated Now
      If you own a restaurant, bar, hotel or nightclub in NYC, you should have your commercial lease renegotiated now. Why the urgency? NYC just passed a law which essentially invalidates personal guaranties on commercial leases for a limited period of time (Int. No. 1932-A). Specifically, if your commercial lease is accompanied by some form of […] The post Your NYC Commercial Lease Should be Renegotiated Now appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) for NY Restaurants
      Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) for NY Restaurants The post Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) for NY Restaurants appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • Coronavirus (COVID 19) and NY Restaurants
      How the Coronavirus effects NY restaurants and bars and what can be done to minimize its financial damage. The post Coronavirus (COVID 19) and NY Restaurants appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • NYC Lactation Room Requirements
      Effective March 18, 2019, New York City employers will have to ensure that the room provided for expressing milk is in reasonable proximity to the employee’s work area, has a refrigerator for storing break milk, an electrical outlet, a chair, and a surface on which to place a breast pump and other personal items. The […] The post NYC Lactation Room Requirements appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • Should my New York based business be a Delaware LLC?
        The answer is very a simple and unequivocal, “NO.”  I decided to write this post because I get asked that question at least once a month and there is a lot of misinformation on the subject. Despite the correct answer being NO, many lawyers and accountants still advise otherwise based on their lack of […] The post Should my New York based business be a Delaware LLC? appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act Enacted
          On April 11, 2018, the New York City Council enacted a package of legislation referred to as the “Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act,” described by the City Council as critical to creating safe workplaces in New York City. The Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act passed one day after New York Gov. […] The post Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act Enacted appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • NYC Cabaret Law Will Be Repealed!
      The New York City Council overwhelmingly voted on October 31, 2017, to pass legislation (Int. 1652) that repeals the City’s longstanding Cabaret Law. At the same time, Int. 1652 retains certain security requirements of the old law for large establishments. The legislation has the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is expected to sign […] The post NYC Cabaret Law Will Be Repealed! appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • TRADE SECRET: Keeping Secrets Secret
      In the highly competitive restaurant industry, owners must take steps to protect their proprietary information, such as recipes, techniques, concepts and strategies from theft by former employees. Trade Secrets are any type of information that provides the owner of that information with a competitive advantage as a result of the information not being generally known […] The post TRADE SECRET: Keeping Secrets Secret appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • NEGLIGENCE: SLIP AND FALL LIABILITY
        National Safety Council statistics establish that more people are injured in America in slip-and-fall situations than in any other accident scenario. GENERAL RULE: The owner of a restaurant or bar where such injuries occur is not automatically legally responsible for the consequences of a slip and fall on his/her premises. Proof must be adduced […] The post NEGLIGENCE: SLIP AND FALL LIABILITY appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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    • SIDEWALK CAFE LICENSE: Can I get one?
      Having a sidewalk café can greatly enhance the ambience of your restaurant, increase its revenues, and can have a number of other positive affects on your establishment. GENERAL RULE: To legally operate a portion of a restaurant on a public sidewalk, you must obtain a sidewalk café license and revocable consent to use the sidewalk […] The post SIDEWALK CAFE LICENSE: Can I get one? appeared first on New York Restaurant Law. […]
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