Job Ads and Discrimination: Restaurant Red Flag

Posted on: July 29, 2015 by RMS Hospitality Group

A Midtown New York Indian restaurant was fined $5,000 for posting a discriminatory job ad. Although the restaurant closed last year, they are still obligated to pay the penalty. This scenario goes to show the extent of NY Restaurant Liability and the importance of proper phrasing in crafting job ads. Shalom Bombay posted an ad […] Read More

Posted in: blog Restaurant Insurance

Craft Breweries Create Liquor Law Shift

Posted on: July 20, 2015 by RMS Hospitality Group

Craft beer is among the fastest growing components of today’s alcohol market. While a traditional three-tier system has been in place since after the Prohibition era, states are now shifting their laws to accommodate more craft beer production and sales. Regardless of the liquor laws, it is critical to obtain a NY Pub and Tavern […] Read More

Posted in: blog Pub Insurance Tavern Insurance

New NY Law: Raw Fish Must be Frozen Before Serving

Posted on: July 15, 2015 by RMS Hospitality Group

Although many New York restaurants pride themselves on their fresh ingredients, particularly those from the sea, the new law may require an updated menu. Taking effect in August, this new regulation will require fresh fish to be frozen for at least 15 hours prior to being served to reduce the risk of pathogens. While restaurants […] Read More

Posted in: blog Restaurant Insurance

Service Charge vs. Gratuity: Restaurant Liability?

Posted on: July 7, 2015 by RMS Hospitality Group

An upscale restaurant in Manhattan has made headlines recently for failing to pay employees their tips. What was categorized as a “service fee,” was actually required to be paid to employees per the written agreement. As these discrepancies are fairly common yet can cause hefty legal damage payouts, be sure to equip your business with […] Read More

Posted in: blog Restaurant Insurance