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In an effort to demystify complex legislation and expertly guide its members regarding the Affordable Care Act, the Illinois Restaurant Association has formed the Health Insurance Council.
Though not mandated to offer health care coverage to employees until 2016, restaurants with 50 or more full-time employees are still required to track data monthly throughout 2015.
The US government has stepped up its immigration enforcement efforts in recent years, and all employers -- not just large ones, or ones that employ non-citizens -- are at risk of failing an audit.
Recently, with the need to focus on Big Data, compliance initiatives (such as PCI, HIPPA, or SOX), and data security, the CIO has been elevated in status.
World champion pizza maker and international restaurateur says it's important to be different, fresh and creative.
The Council’s five founding global payment brands have agreed to incorporate the PCI DSS as the technical requirements of each of their data security compliance programs.
Why should you, as a merchant, comply with the PCI Security Standards? At first glance, especially if you are a smaller organization, it may seem like a lot of effort, and confusing to boot. But not only is compliance becoming...
When people think of Christmas, most of them imagine family gatherings and good times. We often forget that from the end of Thanksgiving to the beginning of the year, the U.S.
Poorly cleaned hoods and ducts account for 21 percent of all restaurant fires.
The Health Insurance Exchange opens soon with an employee notification requirement for all restaurant operators.
Hackers have targeted help desks because they know that the people who provide you support have the access into your systems that they want to exploit.
The possible breach may involve as many as 9,000 cards, more than the number involved in the Target breach.
City Line Foods Manufacturing Co. has recalled more than 1 million pounds of frozen pretzel dogs because of "misbranding and undeclared allergens." MeatPoultry.com reported that the recall came about after a routine label review by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service found soy lecithin – a known allergen – in the product.
Heartland Payment Systems has partnered with the National Restaurant Association to present a series of restaurant-specific educational webinars. The first webinar will address EMV and the impending liability shift planned for October 2015. Heartland Payment Systems' Mike English, executive director,...
McDonald's has recalled about 2.3 million Hello Kitty Birthday Lollipop whistles that were included in a Happy Meal and Mighty Kids Meal promotion in October through the first week of November. The whistles were also distributed in the Canadian system....
HMSHost has partnered with WatchGuard Technologies to secure its global networks. The company has deployed hundreds of WatchGuard Unified Threat Management firewall appliances as well as the WatchGuard Dimension security visibility tool to distill network security threats, issues and trends....
International Franchise Association and the National Cyber Security Alliance will create materials to support a culture of cybersecurity.
On Friday, President Obama signed an executive order aimed at enhancing security measures for federal credit cards. He also urged retailers and banks to do the same in the fight against identity fraud. The order will add microchips and PIN numbers to government credit cards and debit cards beginning in January.
Dairy Queen has confirmed a widespread credit card data breach at 395 of its locations in the US. The DQ and one Orange Julius locations had been infected with the widely-reported Backoff malware that has hit other retailers in recent...
The National Restaurant Association has announced exclusive member discounts from UnitedHealthcare on manual medical rates for fully insured business groups with 51 or more eligible employees. According to a news release, through NRA's Health Care HQ, members can access potential...
The educational site is designed to help caterers, food trucks and other operators manage risk exposure.
A former FBI executive assistant director is on tap to demonstrate vulnerabilities in banking and payments at the upcoming event in Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, a Texas jury awarded a $27 million verdict against McDonald's after finding that lax security at one of the chain's restaurants contributed to the deaths of two Texas teenagers in 2012. According to a news release, Blinn College...
Del Taco has selected BenefitFocus' HR InTouch Marketplace cloud-based benefits software solution to support benefits administration and relative requirements from the Affordable Care Act. According to a news release, HR InTouch Marketplace will provide Del Taco with a single online...
Panasonic has announced the availability of its new 3 Series camera platform. Built on the same UniPhier LSI platform as its flagship 6 Series camera line, 3 Series cameras provide high-definition capabilities with an objective of keeping customers and employees...
Industree Exchange, a Washington, DC-based company, has launched to provide health insurance coverage specifically to local restaurants and bars. The Washington Post reports that the company’s objective is to provide affordable options for restaurants as they comply with the Affordable Care Act.
Protecting your business and employees from crime, accidents, natural disasters and other dangers is an important consideration for every restaurant operator. Here you'll learn best practices for effective risk management and restaurant insurance.