November 16, 2015
Over the recent years, there has been an increasing amount of restaurant owners/employers who find themselves being involved in lengthy and costly litigations involving employees. With this being said; periodic reviews for compliance with employment law is essential.
Follow these 4 steps to help reduce the risk of litigation and ultimately save your restaurant business time, money & headaches
1. Conduct a...
October 29, 2015
Pretty much all the food items that you can find at the grocery store will have a best before date stamped on the packaging, but not all will have expiry dates. People often confuse best before dates with expiration dates, but the two labels tell consumers two very different things.
An unopened, properly stored product’s best before date tells a consumer how long that food will keep its flavour and nutritional value. It’s confusing...
October 02, 2015
When it comes to shopping around for business insurance for your restaurant or food business, you want to make sure that you choose the right provider that will offer you the best solution for your business. When it comes to a restaurant insurance policy, here are a few things you should look for:General Liability CoverageDoes the policy protect you if an employee or customer tries to sue the business for on-the-job injuries?Property...
September 03, 2015
As an insurance broker, we cannot stress enough the importance of reviewing all insurance policies. Many business owners do not review their policies until a disaster strikes and they incurs major losses, but this may be too late. Business owners are often surprised to find out that their basic policy coverages do not cover for storm surge losses, as this is an optional coverage that needs to be added on. It is extremely important for...
August 06, 2015
Before you can open up your new restaurant in BC, there are a few things you need to do and know about. The BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association, in partnership with the Province of BC, have created a website www.gov.bc.ca/startingarestaraunt and manual to make it easier to find government regulations that apply to the food service industry in BC. All information is current as of February 2015.
Here is a check list of things you need to...
July 13, 2015
From working with restaurants to catering, working with and serving the public brings many risks, including lawsuits. Spanning liquor liability to slips and falls and food poisoning, accidents can happen every day, no matter how well-prepared business owners are. Here are some tips on how you can reduce your restaurants risks:
The best way to avoid potential accidents is to be aware. Owners and management should create/maintain...