Legislation & Regulation

News and analysis of the laws and rules affecting restaurant businesses

Now that both major political parties have drafted their platforms, restaurant operators have a clear delineation of what the Democratic and Republican parties intend to do if their candidate is...

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While restaurateurs tack Spongebob Band-Aids to their wounds, lets take a second to reflect on the biggest legislative and regulatory blows of the year.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf convened a press conference last month to share some disturbing research findings not unique to her city. Jim Crow-style segregation may have ended in the South, but it’s a...

If any upshot of the National Labor Relations Board’s recent bombshell ruling is a certainty at this point, it’s that lawyers are going to make a lot of money. The Aug. 27 decision has sent shudders...

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...

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