DOJ wants stronger protections under the ADA for employees with alcohol issues

The department has filed a court action against a Minnesota town for requiring an employee to pay for proof of sobriety.


Restaurant and bar employment returns to pre-pandemic levels

New federal data show the sector added 61,000 jobs in September, or more than 1 of every 5 positions created economywide. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%.

Fine-dining restaurants are still hiring, but pastry teams and dessert menus have been downsized, leaving baking pros to find alternative employers or venture out on their own.

As consumers prioritize social responsibility, restaurant operators can appeal to them by choosing their suppliers, media providers and more carefully and strategically.

The free instructional video reviews the best practices for defending staff and guests.

The startup that allows drive-thru employees to work from home said it has deals with five of the biggest fast-food chains.

Wide-ranging new research from the National Restaurant Association highlights gaps between companies’ diversity efforts and employees’ perception of them. That includes companies’ own reporting of the makeup of its workforce.

Chefs provide some key tips for staying cool in hot restaurant kitchens while temperatures hit the triple digits.

The New York City-based multi-concept operator, which was founded by restaurateur Danny Meyer, will reimburse up to $1,500 in travel expenses and will provide counseling and other support, the company said.

In 2018, following a widely publicized racist incident in one of its stores, the coffee giant opened its restrooms to all. But interim CEO Howard Schlutz says a mental health crisis is putting that policy (and worker safety) in jeopardy.

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