Strategies to Reduce Incidents of Escalating Workplace Violence

Workers across all industries expect some level of safety when reporting for work to do their jobs. While some professionals such as police officers and first responders are aware of the risks of workplace violence, other professionals likely assume they are safe when going to work. But statistics tell us this isn’t always the case. […]

An Analysis of School Violence and Threats

A look back on the past year wouldn’t be complete without acknowledging a growing and alarming trend. While violent crime may be down in many areas of the country, a specific segment of mass violence is on the rise – school shootings. In the aftermath of these tragedies, attention shifted to gun-related issues, legislation, law […]

How Much Did The Virginia Tech Shooting Actually Cost?

After the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech, numerous parties were left to pick up the pieces that a gunman left when he killed 32 people and injured 17 more on campus. Years after the incident, The Center for American Progress has released a report outlining the financial costs each party had to pay after the […]

How to Respond When Someone Sues Your Restaurant

No one expects to get sued, and many business owners don’t have a response plan. The first steps you take after getting served with lawsuit papers are very important. Doing the right thing can ultimately make a difference in the outcome of the lawsuit. Restaurant owners are exposed to many types of lawsuits — there […]

The Hidden Liabilities of Pay-to-Play Laws and End-of-Shift Drinks

Liquor liability and dram shop laws offer plenty of liability exposure for restaurant owners when it comes to serving alcohol. But pay-to-play laws and end-of-shift drinks expose restaurant owners and managers to additional liabilities for which they may be less prepared. Becoming familiar with pay-to-play regulations and the risks of offering end-of-shift drinks is an […]

Hidden fire hazards to avoid in restaurants

While any structure or business is susceptible to fire, restaurant owners have more to worry about than most. Restaurant fires are destructive, costly, and many establishments don’t survive a fire loss. During a four-year study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were 7,640 structural fires in dining and drinking establishments. These fires caused […]