The webinar “Joint Liability: How Restaurants Should be Navigating Around the Cheesecake Factory Penalty” at Mon, Aug 6, 2018, 11:00 AM -11:20 AM PDT has been canceled.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This webinar will be rescheduled soon, please look out for an invitation in the near future.
Please register for Joint Liability: How Restaurants Should be Navigating Around the Cheesecake Factory Penalty on Aug 6, 2018 11:00 AM PST at:
In June 2018, Cheesecake Factory Restaurants, Inc. was found jointly liable with a janitorial services firm for wage theft violations totaling $4.2 million. The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) investigated restaurants throughout Southern California and concluded that Cheesecake Factory Restaurants was jointly liable with the janitorial services firm with which it contracted for permitting contractor-janitors to miss meal and rest periods and work uncompensated overtime. The DLSE relied upon a 2016 law which holds employers liable for violations of subcontractor workplace violations.
Historically, the separation between restaurants and its subcontractors has been strongly relied upon. The recently assessed DLSE penalty requires restaurants to reconsider this reliance and further requires consideration on how to best manage subcontractor relationships.
Please join us as San Francisco Fisher Phillips attorney Katarzyna (Kasia) Nowak discusses how restaurants should navigate subcontractor relationships to avoid the same fate as the Cheesecake Factory.