Synergy Restaurant Consultants is pleased to announce that hospitality expert Brian McDonough has joined the firm’s Human Resources team. “I learned early on that Synergy’s basic premise is to provide industry expertise to those who wish to make their business better, more efficient and more profitable regardless of the company size, location or concept,” says Brian. “I am very excited for the opportunity to provide proficiency on compliance and human resource issues to accomplish this same goal.”
With over 24 years experience in hospitality human relations, Brian specializes in assisting restaurants with human resource management and has worked for both independent operations and major chains in every U.S. state, Mexico, and Canada. Brian has worked extensively with restaurateurs, operators and franchisees teaching his best practices in talent acquisition, continuing education, compliance, policies and training.
From an operations and risk mitigation standpoint, Brian has successfully defended charges that include Wage & Hour related cases in multiple states with the EEOC, the Department of Labor and Civility, safety related issues with OSHA, Worker’s Compensation cases, guest injuries, public relations matters including the NLRB, immigration difficulties and crisis management related concerns.
Brian’s keen business acumen was developed through his studies in UCLA and Cal Poly Pomona’s business programs. He achieved his Pre-Law Certificate and Human Resources Certificate from UC Irvine and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University.
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