March 02 - 04, 2014

International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York

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Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001

Join Venable at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York. Venable is the proud sponsor of the 2014 Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum, at which Venable attorneys will present the following two programs:

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Session Title: IF THE GOVERNMENT COMES KNOCKING: Investigations, Audits and Best Practices for Your Organization

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST


Doreen Martin

Brian Turoff

Description:  We will address the following topics:

  • Recent investigations of food service providers.
  • Responding to government audits concerning labor department’s wage-hour review, unemployment, social security, workers’ compensation, EEOC, OFCCP, immigration and other issues.
  • Best practices to prevent audits and fraud in your organization.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Session Title: COMPLYING WITH THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: “Obamacare” Requirements that Restaurant and Foodservice Employers Can’t Afford to Miss

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST


Michael Volpe

Nicholas Reiter

Description:  Now that the government’s website is up and running, more employees are seeking health insurance pursuant to the Affordable Care Act.  Under the law, many restaurant and foodservice employers must notify their employees of the availability of state insurance exchanges, eligibility criteria, and information about employer contributions, among other things.  Employers in the restaurant and foodservice industry should evaluate whether they are in compliance with the Affordable Care Act, and many covered employers must choose between paying for their employees’ health insurance coverage, or alternatively, paying a tax penalty.  For some employers, paying the tax penalty in lieu of providing insurance benefits may result in substantial savings.

We will answer common questions from restaurant and foodservice employers about the Affordable Care Act, including:

  • Does the Affordable Care Act apply to your business?
  • Is your business better off paying the tax penalty instead of providing insurance benefits?
  • Has your business complied with the Affordable Care Act’s requirements thus far?
  • What are the upcoming deadlines for your business and your employees who want coverage?
  • Why are your work shift schedules important for compliance?
  • What are your mandatory reporting obligations at the end of the year?

Not able to make it to the presentations? You can still come and visit Venable on the tradeshow floor at booth #1956. Looking forward to seeing you there!

In addition to Venable speakers Doreen Martin, Brian Turoff, Michael Volpe and Nicholas Reiter, the following Venable attorneys will be attending the conference: Brian Clark, Raquel Alvarenga, Natalie Phillips and Emily Tortora.

For more information on the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York, click here.  If you have any questions or would like to receive complimentary admission to the event courtesy of Venable, please contact Dawn M. Mixon at or 646.277.8124.

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