Minimum Wage Increases 2019

June 6, 2019By KROST

On July 1, 2019, the minimum wage will increase in the cities of Los Angeles & Santa Monica, and the County of Los Angeles. The City and County of Los Angeles Minimum Wage Ordinances both mandated annual wage increases until it reaches $15.00 per hour on July 1,2020. Small businesses (less than 25 employees) have … Read More

New Laws Impacting Restauranteurs – What You Need to Know

May 13, 2019By KROST

Every April, KROST travels to Sacramento to participate in the California Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Day at the Capitol. This year, Jean Hagan (Principal) and Robert Benson (Manager – Restaurant Operations) attended. This annual event affords KROST and the California Restaurant Association the opportunity to lobby directly to California’s legislators about pending legislative bills that impact … Read More

California’s Wage Order 7: What You Need to Know

May 9, 2019By KROST

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Hospitality Issue, “California’s Wage Order 7: What You Need to Know” by By Gina Gross – KROST Restaurant Accounting & Consulting. “Many restaurants have on-call policies that require employees to call in to find out whether they need to work their … Read More

The Restaurant Technology Industry: Trends and Funding

May 2, 2019By KROST

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Hospitality Issue, “The Restaurant Technology Industry: Trends and Funding” by Paren Knadjian, Practice Leader – M&A and Capital Markets. “Over the last ten years or more, customers have changed how they discover, book, socialize, interact, and pay at restaurants. As customers … Read More

Tax Breaks: The Next Great Wine Pairing

April 25, 2019By KROST

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Hospitality Issue, “Tax Breaks: The Next Great Wine Pairing” by Guest Contributor Tetyana Guguchkina, Manager – Research & Development Tax Credit Services, KBKG. “While California has dominated the wine industry for decades, new regions across the United States are making waves … Read More

Risky Business: Safeguarding Your most Valuable Assets

April 18, 2019By KROST

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Hospitality Issue, “Risky Business: Safeguarding Your most Valuable Assets” by Steve Chhuor, Manager – Assurance & Advisory. “Most businesses understand that accepting card payments is an option that attracts customers who need a quick and easy payment option. The shift of … Read More

Sales Tax Compliance for California Restaurants

April 10, 2019By KROST

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Hospitality Issue, “The Battle to be a Profitable Restaurant: How to Deal with Employee Theft” by Aric Wong, CPA, Manager – Tax. “With 72,000+ restaurants in California, the state does everything possible to ensure taxes are properly reported, collected, and paid … Read More

The IRS Recommends Working with a Cybersecurity Professional: Why You Should Heed Their Advice

April 4, 2019By KROST

Consulting with a cybersecurity professional should be a top priority for tax businesses to protect their clients’ data. Tax preparers deal with a large amount of sensitive information including social security numbers, bank account numbers, EINs, etc. This makes them perfect targets for cybercriminals whose main objective is to file fraudulent tax returns. “As cybercriminals … Read More