Restaurants Care Resilience Fund

April 21, 2021By Jean Hagan

Jean Hagan, Principal, serves on the Board of the California Restaurant Association Foundation. She is excited to share that in addition to funding employees’ needs through Restaurants Care, they have also been able to create a resilience fund for restauranteurs now. Through some major funding from SoCal Gas, PG&E, and SDG&E, they have been able … Read More

Alcoholic Beverage Control License Renewal Fee Waiver

April 20, 2021By Jean Hagan

The CA Governor signed a relief package that authorizes the ABC to waive license renewal fee’s for eligible licenses that expire between March 1st, 2021 and February 28, 2023. Eligible licenses are the following on sale licenses: The license type shall be one of the following: 021, 23, duplicate 23, 40, 41, 42, 47, duplicate … Read More

Escheating Uncashed Payroll Checks

December 7, 2020By Jean Hagan

With all the different issues restaurants are facing in the COVID-19 environment, we still have a handful of ongoing issues that always need to be addressed at the end of the year. Escheating uncashed payroll checks to the State of California is one of the oldest, time-consuming procedures restaurateurs must conform to every year. Escheating … Read More

Restaurant Update: Into the Great Beyond

April 9, 2020By Jean Hagan

As discussions about the success of flattening the curve of the pandemic are encouraging everyone that we will get through this eventually, now the page turns to how do we get reopened and get our businesses back up and operating. The first thing everyone has to do is recognize that the restaurant industry after this … Read More

Qualifying Requirements for Refundable Employee Retention Credit

April 6, 2020By Jean Hagan

Eligible Employers Eligible employers can receive a refundable payroll tax credit of 50% of wages paid to employees between March 13th, 2020 and December 31st, 2020. An eligible Employer may not receive the Employee Retention Credit if the Eligible Employer receives a Small Business Interruption Loan under the Paycheck Protection Program that is authorized under … Read More

Year End Updates

December 4, 2018By Jean Hagan

As the year ends, we need to review some of the changes coming in January 2019. Please see below for a short summary of the issues that affect the restaurant industry in California. Minimum Wage Increase at State Level Current for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Malibu, and Santa Monica minimum … Read More

The End of To-Go Supplies

May 29, 2018By Jean Hagan

Things are changing rapidly at both the local level and the state level. Those changes will soon begin to impact what materials will be allowed to be used by restaurant operators for to go orders. This is one of the times that you want to be ahead of the curve on designing a comprehensive paper … Read More