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Is the tight labor market hurting restaurant sales?

With unemployment low, poorer service could be keeping some customers away, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Workforce

ICE rounds up immigrant job ring, arrests 133 workers

The sweep targeted restaurants and other businesses in Nebraska, Minnesota and Nevada that allegedly conspired to place and exploit undocumented recruits.

Starbucks has vowed to cut unit-level administrative tasks in half, while Del Frisco’s is reducing its dependence on beef. And those aren’t the only ways restaurant operators are subtly improving their lot.

Recent rulings clarify when restaurants are obliged to pay employees for ancillary activities.

Operators weigh in on their plans, as well as their outlook on consumer spending.

Operators weigh in on their plans, as well as their outlook on consumer spending.

The agreement with Washington’s attorney general comes as the chief legal officers of 11 other states are pursuing an investigation into the practice.

NYC considers a higher minimum wage for the gig economy, Trump vies for limited seasonal workers and D.C. operators get a reminder of new realities.

Eight quick-service chains have been asked to provide information on their use of no-hiring agreements.

The industry added just 16,400 jobs in June, and here’s why that’s a good thing, says RB’s The Bottom Line.