Employment Law Considerations as Restaurants Reopen

To the relief of employers and workers across the country, states are beginning to reopen their economies — albeit at different speeds and stages, and mostly with cautious steps. For restaurants, this means dine-in service will begin again — or will be soon — and more employees will be returning to work.

This is great news for an industry that has seen countless restaurants limited to takeout or delivery orders, if they were even able to remain open at all during the COVID-19 crisis. Still, restaurants are reopening in a different environment than a few months ago. While state regulations will vary, most owners and managers should continue to expect enhanced safety rules and unique situations. …

Please click here to read the complete article by Meyer, Unkovic & Scott Employment Law Chair Elaina Smiley, which originally appeared in Modern Restaurant Management.

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