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A newly formed national organization is aiming to combat proposals for disallowing the credit.

The industry showed it's not afraid to stand up to its adversaries on important government issues, and will likely be emboldened going forward by help in the rumble from an unlikely source. It also was fearless in exploiting the opportunities afforded by the P.F. Chang's Olympics. Or something like that.

This time, 77 businesses, including an unspecified number of restaurants, were alerted that all employees' I-9 forms would be checked. The demand landed employers in a tug of war between federal and state authorities.

Deferred taxes have a lower value for Brinker International under revised federal rates, cutting into the casual-dining company's profits.

A decision last week underscores a change in how the NLRB views a franchisor's accountability for the actions of franchisees.

In a shot to its competitors, Panera petitions the government to improve food transparency around eggs.

The agency has issued new schedules for computing how much to withhold from employees' paychecks under the reform package that became law right before Christmas.

New reports make the case for expanding menu labeling to all restaurants and adopting a nationwide soda tax. It's enough to make you want to crave a $300 breakfast at Denny's.

Here's what went down and what it foreshadows for employers.

Small businesses like restaurants would be able to pool their purchasing might for greater economies of scale, or even to self-insure.