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NYC’s paid-vacation proposal stirs controversy

The call for two weeks of paid time off for virtually all hourly restaurant employees is drawing a spotlight.


DOL proposes a new overtime-pay exemption trigger of $35,308

Salaried restaurant employees earning less than that amount would be entitled to time-and-a-half pay for hours exceeding 40 per week.

Fostering a connection with hourlies and managers can improve everything from kitchen safety to absenteeism and sales, new research shows.

Illinois and New Jersey are the latest states to set that pay floor, and others have proposals on the table.

The industry has added more than 80,000 jobs over the past two months despite rising labor costs.

A bill introduced Wednesday with widespread support would also set

Sen. Bernie Sanders said he’ll introduce a bill in the Senate this week to institute the so-called living wage on a national basis. It has little chance of passing but could be a test that requires expected candidates for the top office to come out for or against it.

Included are changes in a DUI standard and new requirements for boards of directors.

A challenging year brought fundamental shifts in the market and a white-elephant sale of troubled concepts.

This week’s episode of "A Deeper Dive" features R.J. Melman, president of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

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