March 8, 2015 - March 10, 2015

2015 International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York

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Javits Center
Booth #2060
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 2015 Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum, at which Venable attorneys will present the following two programs:

Monday, March 9, 2015

Session Title: The Tipping Point: Five Common Wage and Hour Pitfalls for Restaurant and Foodservice Employers

Time: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST



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Nicholas M. Reiter

Description: Wage and hour claims continue to torment restaurant and foodservice employers. In New York, for instance, there have been several proposed changes which may impact the way employers do business. During the last year, the New York State Legislature raised the minimum wage, amended the requirements for annual pay rate notices, and increased penalties for wage and hour violations, among other things. Even more recently, the Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Labor approved a 50% increase for the minimum hourly wage restaurants and other hospitality employers must pay tipped employees.

We will review five common wage and hour pitfalls for New York’s restaurant and foodservice employers and advise how employers in all states can avoid and manage claims. Topics will include: 

  • Tip credits for tipped employees
  • Overtime pay calculations
  • Pay rate notice requirements
  • Spread of hourly wages
  • Uniform pay rules

Come join us to learn best practices for wage and hour compliance and how to avoid costly claims by your employees.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Session Title: Affordable Care Act: Where Are We Now and What’s Around the Corner

Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST


Juliana Reno

Description: Currently, the most serious challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the case King v. Burwell that will be argued before the United States Supreme Court on March 4, 2015, with a decision expected by June 30, 2015. We will explain the case, its possible outcomes, and potential impact on employers. But, Burwell is just one aspect of the ACA that is impacting businesses. We will also provide an update on recent developments of interest to restaurant and food service employers, including:

  • The beginning of the employer-penalty regime
  • The fall of the "skinny" plan option
  • The latest legislative proposals

We will also provide employers with best practices for:

  • Reporting obligations and required paperwork
  • Meeting 2015 deadlines
  • Adjusting strategies for changes coming in 2016
  • Planning for 2017 and 2018

Not able to make it to the presentations? You can still come and visit Venable on the tradeshow floor at booth #2060. Looking forward to seeing you there!

In addition to Venable speakers Juliana Reno and Nicholas Reiter, the following Venable attorneys will be attending the conference: Marcella Ballard, Brian Clark, Brian Turoff, Raquel Alvarenga, Doreen S. Martin, Natalie Phillips, Benjamin Stockman 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 Lisa Esterhuizen at or 646.277.8158.

Please feel free to forward this communication to those who may be interested.