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‘Breastaurant’ chain pays $150K penalty for hiring all-female waitstaff

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

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Restaurants kept adding jobs in November

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

A new proposal would mandate time-and-a-half pay for salaried employees earning less than $57,500 as of 2026.

But the wage-hike plan from Lori Lightfoot would raise the city’s minimum pay to $15 an hour by July 2021.

More operators are cutting hours or delaying new openings as they struggle to find workers.

The industry added 47,500 jobs during the month, ending a summer slowdown and continuing its labor crunch.

More salaried restaurant managers and supervisors would be entitled to time and a half under rules either adopted or under consideration in nine states, with New Jersey and Michigan joining the list yesterday.

Sixty-six percent of the industry’s prime labor pool intends to hunt for seasonal work. But where will they look?

As expected, the agency raised the exemption threshold to $35,568.

While wages climbed over the past five years, openings, job growth and workers’ incomes all soared, according to the research.

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