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Restaurant hiring accelerates sharply in January

Restaurants and hotels led all economic segments in job creation during January, yet still came up about half a million jobs short of where their payrolls were pre-pandemic, according to new federal statistics.

Financing

NYC restaurants get a break on overdue water bills

Businesses that pay all of their delinquent charges will have the interest forgiven.

The industry wants the state to make eating and drinking places eligible for gambling licenses. Officials cite the $1.4 million a D.C. sports bar collected from on-site betting in less than four months.

In a win for restaurants, the state Court of Appeals essentially ensured that the status quo will persist after Feb. 19.

The bill passed Thursday is expected to save restaurants thousands of dollars. Mayor Adams has not revealed whether he'll sign it.

Working Lunch: The EVP of public policy for the National Restaurant Association joins the podcast to discuss the legal situation with the controversial law.

Gov. Murphy said he'll work with stakeholders to reduce the price and availability of the permits, which can cost upwards of $1 million.

Last week's omnibus spending bill requires employers to pay for mothers' time expressing breast milk on the job, and to provide increased accommodations for pregnant workers.

A state court issued a temporary restraining order, pushing back implementation until a legal challenge can be heard starting Jan. 13.

Restaurant advocates have already filed a lawsuit to block the highly unusual move, which the action asserts is a clear violation of the state constitution.

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