Data is hugely important in running a successful restaurant today. Targeted email marketing campaigns can be an invaluable marketing tool. But trying to collect too much data can land your bistro in hot water. California has specific laws limiting what data can and cannot be collected – restaurants need to be aware of these limitations or it can be very costly.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently decided that a sports bar in Connecticut violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it terminated two workers for commenting on and “liking” a Facebook post. Specifically, an employee posted a derogatory “status update” noting that the owners of the bar “can’t even do tax paperwork correctly,” since employees owed more in state income taxes than they expected due to a tax withholding error. The post initiated a series of comments which the boss was called an “asshole.” The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) found, and the Second Circuit affirmed, that terminating the employees due to their Facebook activity was unlawful. (Three D LLC v. NLRB (2d. Cir. 10/21/15) Case #14-3284, appealed from 2014 NLRB LEXIS 656 (8/22/2014).) Continue reading Firing Staff Who Call the Boss an “A*#hole” or “Like” Such Criticism on Facebook→
Recently my wife gave birth to our first child and we’ve just starting to take him out to restaurants with us. The other night while we were busy eating pizza and drinking beer, my wife wondered, “What about our baby? What are the state rules for breastfeeding in restaurants?” Well, here are the rules …
Can a mom breastfeed her child in a restaurant?
Yes. A mother may breastfeed her child in any public place, including restaurants open to the public. (See CA Civil Code §43.3)
Does the breastfeeding baby need to be covered up?