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Restaurant groups turn to litigation to block new joint employer standard

A coalition of trade groups intends to ask for an injunction blocking adoption before Dec. 26, when the redefinition is scheduled to take force.

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Pluck off, Chicken Littles

Reality Check: The industry's tendency to portray every legislative or regulatory proposal as a restaurant killer is getting very old. Couldn't we be adults and focus on the real effects, like less opportunity?

A bill passed Thursday by the City Council will require alerts to be posted on menus and menu boards next to items containing what officials determine to be excessive amounts of added sugar.

The U.S. Department of Labor says it is investigating wage-and-hour complaints against the troubled fast-casual chain.

Working Lunch: The National Labor Relations Board's controversial move is likely to be challenged immediately in court. The franchise community is also likely to push for use of the Congressional Review Act. But will either effort succeed?

Sens. Joe Manchin and Bill Cassidy say they'll seek a seldom-used law to block what they termed NLRB overreach.

A single infraction could cost a restaurant employer upwards of $250,000 under a new federal proposal.

As feared, the National Labor Relations Board has broadened the definition of "joint employer," rousing the industry to pledge new battles in Congress and the courts.

Working Lunch: Townsend Brown, policy analyst with Multistate, joins the podcast to discuss the law. Also, the restaurant industry may have beaten back another tip credit proposal.

Working Lunch: The podcast from public affairs firm Align Public Strategies features a discussion on Biden’s “junk fees” proposal and more on the tip credit.

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