Author Archives: William Adams

About William Adams

Attorney at Norton, Moore, & Adams, LLP.

Tip Pooling Part Two:  Tipping Management and Other Employees

As discussed in Part One of the Gratuity Law Series, California’s Labor Code §351 provides that “no employer or agent shall collect, take, or receive any gratuity” if the patron intended for the gratuity to be given to an employee.  … Continue reading

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Why restaurants account for the most sex harassment claims

Nearly 40% of EEOC claims for sex harassment claims emanate from restaurants.  That’s more than any other type of business.  Why?  See this Atlantic Magazine’s CityLab article

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What’s required to begin franchising a business?

The United States is filled with successful franchises, ranging from small businesses slowly spreading their reach to Fortune 500 conglomerates with a global empire.  Many times, the average consumer is oblivious to whether an establishment is operated by a franchisee, … Continue reading

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Legality of Surcharges to Offset Rising Wages

With the passage of both local and state minimum wage increases, the hospitality industry has looked at surcharges to off-set the costs of a labor force, which has traditionally looked to tips for much of their actual compensation. The state … Continue reading

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CityLab: Can Craft Breweries Transform America’s Post-Industrial Neighborhoods?

Interesting article in Atlantic Magazine’s CityLab by renowned urban economist Richard Florida: Can Craft Breweries Transform America’s Post-Industrial Neighborhoods?

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Tip Pooling Basics

        Though the concept of tipping has developed through custom, a business’s tipping practices are regulated by state law. This is especially true within California.  This series will explain acceptable tipping practices for businesses within the state.  … Continue reading

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Marketing Beer through Farmers’ Markets

  Crowds of people regularly flock to farmers markets seeking new brands, new tastes, and an intimate experience with local treats.  For much of California, and especially the San Diego area, farmers’ markets can operate year-round as a great tool … Continue reading

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