What's with the Pineapple?

What's with the Pineapple?

Ep. 29 - Surcharges & Service Fees, Oh My!

October 16, 2023

This is your public notice disclaimer that the What’s with the Pineapple Podcast will now be charging a service fee to list to our episodes. Well, not really. But if you are an operator who has implemented or is considering implementing a service fee or surcharge, you do not want to skip over this episode. Helen “Lizzie” Mills, a partner at Fahey, Schultz, Burzych, Rhodes PLC, joins the podcast to break down the basics, deeper details and do’s and don’t of implementing these fees. And in the name of being completely on brand for the podcast, breaking news about the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed rule on service fees came out during the recording of this episode so listeners will also get a brief update on those details. Justin and Emily also review the newly launched You Can in Michigan campaign (as well as its correct pronunciation), discuss the landscape in Lansing as this year’s session schedule potentially ends, Chicago’s tip credit changes, and a few personal jabs along the way. Luckily, the Lions won again this past weekend otherwise we might have had to quit the pod altogether.

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