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Episode 005 – Jot Condie talks California Health Care in the restaurant business

February 28, 2008

In this podcast, guest Jot Condie, California Restaurant Association President + CEO, will discuss an ongoing issue facing the state of California and how it will affect the restaurant industry: Healthcare. Condie will discuss relevant Healthcare challenges; the failed reform plan of the Governor and what can be expected in the next couple of years. The episode is available for download at http://www.calrest.org, http://www.podcastgrill.com and http://www.itunes.com.

In the Know was designed to provide food service professionals with crucial information in the most immediate, user-friendly format possible. Be sure to check back frequently for updated episodes. Listener questions for future episodes are welcomed and should be sent to marketing@calrest.org.

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Episode 004 – Hiring and Equipment credits for restaurateurs

January 24, 2008

Overlooked by a staggering 90 percent of businesses, a wide variety of state and federal employer hiring and equipment credits go unused every year. Tax credits such as these can effectively offset minimum wage and workers’ compensation increases, health care costs and a host of other financial burdens. Taking advantage of these credits effectively allows business owners to increase net profits, cash flow and earnings per share. This In the Know podcast will teach listeners how to reap these rewards by providing an overview of available programs and discussing the tools and procedures for documenting valuable tax breaks.

A variety of tax credits are available to the 20 percent of businesses nationwide that have facilities located in a state or federal enterprise, empowerment or golf opportunity zone, renewal or rural renewal community, or Indian tribal land. This is not to mention the additional benefits available under the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program, which offers hospitality companies tax breaks that are seldom less than $100,000 and mid-sized restaurant chain breaks that routinely exceed $1 million.

Episode host Blake Christian, CPA is a tax partner with the Los Angles-based CPA firm Holthouse, Carlin & Van Tright, LLP (www.hcvt.com) and co-founder of the National Tax Credit Group (NTCG – www.ntcgtax.com). Listeners can obtain a free 30-day trial of NTCG’s Tax Zone Locator software, which screens any address in the country to immediately determine whether the location is eligible for federal or state tax benefits.

For more information, please contact Blake Christian at 562.216.1800.

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Episode 003 – In the know podcast – 2008 California labor and employment laws affect you

November 16, 2007

Recent developments in 2008 California labor and employment laws affect you … are you In the Know?

California labor and employment laws are constantly in flux: Legislature grants new employee rights, regulatory agencies issue new regulations and interpretations of existing statutes, and the court system passes new decisions and opinions. All of these rules and regulations affect how California employers run their businesses and it’s crucial to stay up-to-date on the ever-changing landscape.

Join California labor and employment attorney Mark S. Spring, managing partner of Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger LLP, as he reviews 2007’s key employment law changes and looks forward to what business owners can expect in 2008.

Spring walks business owners through new leave rights for California employees, privacy rights attached to employee medical information and restrictions that make it more difficult to classify administrative employees as exempt. He looks forward to 2008’s anticipated trends and developments, including more flexibility on meal break implementation for unionized employers, California’s covenant “not to compete law” and renewed attempts to pass mandatory health care legislation in California.

Discussed in a conversational format, the California Restaurant Association’s latest In the Know podcast provides industry insiders with an authoritative source for the information they need to stay in compliance and run their businesses more effectively.

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Episode 002 – In the know podcast – Immigration in the restaurant business

September 26, 2007

The CRA proudly presents the In the Know podcast series. Stay on the cutting edge.

Episode #2: In this podcast, guest John Gay, National Restaurant Association senior vice president for Government Affairs + Public Policy, will discuss the newest issue facing the restaurant community: immigration. Gay will discuss relevant workforce challenges; failed Congressional efforts for comprehensive immigration reform and what kind of enforcement can be expected in the next couple of years. The episode is available for download at www.calrest.org, www.podcastgrill.com and www.itunes.com.

In the Know was designed to provide food service professionals with crucial information in the most immediate, user-friendly format possible. Be sure to check back frequently for updated episodes. Listener questions for future episodes are welcomed and should be sent to marketing@calrest.org. To find out about podcast advertising opportunities, please contact Enid Gallegos at egallegos@calrest.org.

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Episode 001 | Meal and Rest Breaks and how they affect the California Restaurant Business

August 5, 2007

The California Restaurant Association ‘s (CRA) debut episode of their In the Know podcast series will feature content from Carlton, DiSante & Freudenberger LLP (CDF). CDF is the CRA’s endorsed provider for labor and employment law. CDF is a statewide law firm that focuses its practice exclusively on representing employers in labor and employment law disputes and issues, and offers CRA members a wide variety of valuable benefits and discounts. CDF has offices in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco, hosts several HR Roundtable seminars throughout the state and provides labor law advice via the CRA Member Helpline.

Show Notes:

More resources for information on meal and rest break labor law.

Carlton DiSante & Freudenberger LLP
mspring@cdflaborlaw.com
916-361-0991 x112
website = http://www.cdflaborlaw.com
blog = http://www.callaborlaw.com

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