Main Ingredient - December 2013

Hiring to Firing

From Hiring to Firing

Restaurateurs are often jack-of-all-trades because to survive and serve another day, they need to be masters of so many skills. Even multi-talented managers can’t afford to take their eyes off one requirement with the potential to cut deeper than a butcher’s knife. Losing sight of best practices in employment law can be costly, carving away valuable time.

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Litigation Prevention Tool

Litigation Tool

With employment lawsuits on the rise, employers are wise to invest in internal reviews of their employment practices. Self audits allow employers to detect and correct potential legal issues before they develop into expensive litigation or create adverse publicity.

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Paid Sick Leave

Paid Sick Leave

As the City of Portland paid sick leave ordinance goes into effect January 1, 2014 we expect further discussions about implementing a statewide paid sick leave law. We’ve heard rumblings that Eugene and Corvallis may follow in Portland’s footsteps with their own versions of paid sick leave.

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Against the Odds

Against the Odds

The Governor has been working on tax reform for the past few years, but has not accomplished much support. As I read The Oregonian’s so-called “exposé” on the Lottery, I realized once again that the paper is printing articles about things it does not like about the system to sell papers, but it refuses to address the real issues.

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Cuisines & Customers

Cuisines and Customers

During the holiday season, it can be more challenging than ever to climb above the clang and clutter of marketing messages to get your customer’s attention. To build traffic and grow sales, operators should look for ways to outshine the competition.

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Establishing a Presence on Google+ Part 2:

Google plus

As described in Part I, Google+’s real advantage over other social platforms is its link to other Google features, and ultimately, its ability to improve your business’ search results. This article will explain where your Google+ profile information will show up in search results and opportunities within the Google+ social network.

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Be Ready For the Unexpected

Be Ready

In a moment, it could all be gone. A fire sparked by unemptied grease traps, faulty or frayed electric cords, or even poor housekeeping, can have a devastating impact on your restaurant, a loss in livelihood for you and your employees and injuries to staff and patrons.

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