labor costs


67,650 restaurant and bar jobs eliminated in NYC, survey finds

Local operators are asking the city and state to end rent collections and provide other forms of assistance.


Scheduling laws drop a new cost on restaurants, study finds

In Fair Workweek jurisdictions, 80% of operators saw an increase in labor costs. Twenty-six percent reported an improvement in employee morale.

Salaried restaurant employees would not be exempt starting next year unless they earn more than $40,460.

As of 2021, salaried employees earning less than $45,500 will be entitled to time and a half for hours exceeding 12 per day or 40 per week.

But other industries will lose that break for employers under proposals that were put forth this week.

Results were also negatively affected by New York City’s massive Hudson Yards complex, the multiconcept operator said.

Salaried employees earning less than $83,356 annually would eventually be entitled to time-and-a-half pay.

Several West Coast regions will push their minimum past $16 an hour.

Burgers & Beer will also have to hire and retain more men as part of the EEOC settlement.

The industry has added more than 300,000 employees over the past year, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

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