HAPPY FATHER’S DAY TO ALL FATHERS
The Forgotten History of Father’s Day
Let’s all cheer for fathers! Father’s Day was not immediately accepted when it was proposed, and it did not become a national holiday in the U.S. until 1972 during President Richard Nixon’s administration. Why was it a hotly contested debate? Read the forgotten history behind Father’s Day. With America’s history, you might think that a holiday first recognizing men would be perfectly acceptable. After all, men dominated American society in the early 20th century. In addition, a “Father’s Day” or day that recognizes the role of fathers in the family is an ancient tradition. In history books, there is mention of a Southern European tradition dating back to 1508.
I Spent a Week Outdoor Dining Across the State
Here’s everything you need to know. Across New Jersey this week, thousands of restaurants reopened to a new world: outdoor dining only, regardless of resources. While every restaurant owner now has the same set of rules — no indoor dining until Stage 3 of New Jersey’s recovery process, which is likely still weeks away — every restaurant is approaching the new paradigm differently. I couldn’t wait to see how they’d rise to the challenge. I spent every night this past week eating at a different restaurant in a different part of the state to see how they were handling this unifying venture, which is still loaded with obstacles and potential pitfalls.
Been to the Beach or Reopened Outdoor Restaurant in N.J.
Get a coronavirus test, Murphy says. Anyone who has visited a beach, dined outside at reopened restaurants, shopped at reopened retail stores, or taken part in a mass protests in New Jersey lately should get tested for the coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday. “Do it for you, do it for your community, and do it for your family,” Murphy said during his daily coronavirus briefing in Trenton. “We have the capacity. We just need you.”?
Restaurant Employees Rose in All 50 States
And DC in May. In a sign that the worst of the coronavirus-induced recession is behind us, restaurants across the country are starting to boost staffing levels. As restaurant sales begin to recover from multi-decade lows, employees are being rehired. Nationally, eating and drinking places* added approximately 1.4 million jobs in May, according to preliminary data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). While that was nearly three times more job gains than the next closest industry in May, it still left restaurant staffing levels well below the pre-coronavirus peak.
SBA, Treasury to Publish Names of Some PPP Loan Recipients
For all recipients of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or more. In a news release issued Friday night, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza said they had reached an agreement with the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Small Business Committee to make public additional data regarding the PPP. Specifically, the SBA will disclose the business names, addresses, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes, ZIP codes, business type, demographic data, not-for-profit information, jobs supported. “We are striking the appropriate balance of providing public transparency, while protecting the payroll and personal income information of small businesses, sole proprietors, and independent contractors,” Mnuchin said in the release.
Did You Know?
No fancy trips. Consumers spending vacation money on pools, motor homes due to coronavirus. As July looms and the coronavirus pandemic persists, consumers across the country are reinventing the vacation experience. Some are bringing the resort experience to their homes. Others are taking their homes on the road. There’s a sweeping trend at play here; from the backyard to the campground, consumers are seeking refuge in the outdoors.
Work from home, pay tax at the office. Your tax bill might depend on where your office is located, even if you are working from home, said Laura Saunders at The Wall Street Journal. Several states, including New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania, impose what’s known as a “convenience” rule. It says, “in a nutshell, if a person has a job based in one state but lives and works in another state out of convenience rather than because the employer requires it, then the person owes income tax to the state where the job is based.” Already controversial — a bill repealing it has been stalled in the Senate — the rule could see multiple challenges this year. That’s because many people are working remotely not for “convenience” but because offices have closed. Given how state budgets are faring during the pandemic, however, tax attorneys don’t anticipate taxpayers will get a break.
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Get your copy of the Restaurant Reopening Playbook. Bielat Santore & Company has formed a task force comprised of multi-unit restaurant operators to collaborate on ideas, procedures, strategies and goals as they relate to the preparation for and the reopening of restaurants and other hospitality-based businesses in New Jersey. The Mission of this “task force” is to provide a collaboration of knowledge, expertise and innovative thinking from some of the industry’s most reputable restaurant operators, that will yield a strategy for all independent restauranteurs to follow, assisting all in the transition back to “business as normal.” No one person will have all the answers, as there are so many things to consider. Safety is an important concern, but just as important is the entertainment aspect of the business. Many customers are not going to want to be eating out without the social benefits that restaurants and bars provide. Furthermore, many will not be interested in wearing masks or having their temperatures taken. Restaurants are not going to be profitable having to operate with a dining room that is one third empty. We need to work together not merely for survival, but for success!