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A dining area diaper-change at a Chipotle is generating headlines and polarizing supporters on both sides of this somewhat messy issue.

A man and his family were eating at an unidentified Chipotle restaurant where his wife took the couple's 16-month old daughter to the restroom for a diaper change, reports The Consumerist. Discovering that the bathroom had no changing table, the mom decided to change her child's diaper on top of one of the restaurant's tables. After being admonished by employees, the child's father began an angry letter-writing campaign to Chipotle HQ, forwarding a copy to The Consumerist, and setting off a firestorm of online coverage.

What can this somewhat unappetizing incident and the subsequent back and forth between the aggrieved couple and Chipotle teach business owners? Here are three potential lessons:

When your employees want to take a sick day, can you require them to give proof that they were sick?

With mandatory sick laws being passed in various cities and states, business owners have real reason to re-examine their sick day policies. Chief among these considerations is what kind of proof, if any, companies should require of their employees in order to take sick time off.

Let's examine some of the legal principles behind requiring proof for sick days.

Whiskey maker Templeton Rye is officially going to have to ward off a consumer fraud lawsuit after the complaint was approved by Iowa's attorney general.

The lawsuit alleges that Templeton misled consumers by claiming that its rye whiskey is created using a Prohibition-era recipe handed down through the founder's family on a scrap of paper. The recipe was attributed to famous Iowan Alphonse Kerkhoff in Templeton's marketing materials, but angry consumers claim that the whiskey is actually just a "stock" whiskey brewed in Indiana. And according to USA Today, Iowa's attorney general is allowing the lawsuit to proceed.

Did Templeton illegally mislead consumers?

Guns don't kill people, they give you 10 percent off your Cajun sausage order. At least when you visit Louisiana-based Bergeron's Boudin and Cajun Meats, that is.

This local eatery started giving armed customers 10 percent off their orders a few weeks ago, and according to Port Allen's WVLA-TV, it's been "a hit." Kevin Cox, Bergeron's owner, is bucking the trend of private businesses barring guns by welcoming those who slap iron to a discounted meal.

Does Cox have the right idea with his gun-toting discount?

The Federal Trade Commission is ramping up efforts to enforce its fine-print disclosure guidelines for television and print advertising.

As part of an aptly titled new initiative dubbed Operation Full Disclosure, the FTC sent warning letters to more than 60 companies that failed to make proper disclosures in their advertising.

What prompted the letters and what are the FTC's rules on fine print in advertising?

Endorsements, particularly those by celebrities, athletes, or other well-known figures, are a classic form of marketing.

But what if your marketing budget doesn't allow for extravagant spending on celebrity endorsements, or your product is too little known or too new to have garnered organic positive customer feedback? For some business owners -- such as the California lawyer recently suspended for Photoshopping herself into pictures with celebrities and posting the pics on her website -- the plan seems to be: fake it until you make it.

Unfortunately, the only thing that using false endorsements in your business tends to make is trouble.

The legendary Babe Ruth had an employment contract like any other employee, but his had a few extra conditions you might not have considered.

A 92-year-old contract between the New York Yankees and George Herman "Babe" Ruth is up for auction, and it reveals some interesting bits about the strings attached to his career. TMZ Sports reports that the Great Bambino was paid $52,000 per season, but he couldn't "stay up later than 1 o'clock A.M." without "permission and consent of the club's manager."

Here are three lessons your business can take away from Babe Ruth's careful contract:

Home Depot announced a data breach earlier this month but provided few details. On Thursday, the company announced the breach may have affected as many as 56 million payment cards.

The breach is being blamed on malware that was present in the store's registers from April to September, though the malicious software was confirmed as eliminated on Thursday, reports Business Insider. During these five vulnerable months, tens of millions of unique payment card credentials were at risk, and the customers holding those cards may want answers.

What can your business learn from this Home Depot breach?

As a business owner, should you video-record your employees?

Employers may wonder how their employees might act if they knew they were being watched at all times. It may sound like a heavy-handed science fiction premise, but companies might actually benefit from having cameras recording their employees. Some recent studies have found that when employees knew they were being watched, misconduct (like employee theft) fell, while sales and productivity increased.

However, a business can get itself into real legal trouble by recklessly recording its workers.

Ben & Jerry's has stepped definitively into the gay marriage debate by signing on to an Employers' Amicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Much like a formal legal petition, the amicus brief states various legal reasons why the High Court should take on the issue of gay marriage and once and for all lay down a consistent rule for same-sex marriage. Ben & Jerry's now joins dozens of other well-known corporations that have signed on to this Employers' Amicus Brief.

Should your company be next to sign?