Legislation & Regulation

News and analysis of the laws and rules affecting restaurant businesses

Dec. 1 is looming large on the calendars of many restaurateurs. That’s the date the Food and Drug Administration’s new food-labeling rules go into effect as part of the Patient Protection and...

The owner of a regional pizza chain used her participation on a panel at the NRA Show to call for more protection from litigation and criminal charges for restaurants that donate food. “A friend of...

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When a 50 percent hike in the minimum wage that restaurateurs pay servers kicks in at the end of this year, Brad Rosenstein hopes he won’t have to fire anyone from his family’s 102-year-old...

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News hit the restaurant industry in March that 16-year-old Scott Johnson’s parents were taking legal action after their son died last summer. A fatal allergic reaction from eating pancakes at a...

When The New York Times published an article back in August about a Starbucks employee’s daily struggle to plan her life around an unpredictable work schedule, the coffee giant took immediate action...

No-tipping policies are making waves in the restaurant industry. While it’s not the first time operators have tried to do away with tips, some believe the time is right. “People are ready for a...

Like nearly every franchisor and franchisee in the country—restaurants or otherwise—Michael Mabry has had a phrase haunting his thoughts lately: joint employer. At blame, the National Labor Relations...

Used to be that the arrival of the first chanterelles of the season or the purchase of a high-tech immersion circulator was all it took to get a chef fired up. While these subjects haven’t lost their...

They’ve been kicked around since the idea was first given life in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. Now, at last, the Food and Drug Administration has released final menu-labeling rules for...

See if you know what you need to at this point about the rules, regulations and obligations of the Affordable Care Act that take effect in less than a month. QUESTIONS 1. When do businesses with...

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