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DOL reinstates limits on use of a tip credit

Starting Dec. 28, the 80/20 rule is back in effect, along with a 30-minute limit on credit-qualifying side work.


The worker shortage is pushing employee benefits to new levels

Paid time off, retirement, tuition and childcare are all more common now than they were before the pandemic as companies look to remain competitive.

MTY Global says it is delaying openings and closing some restaurants during the week because it cannot find enough workers.

Industry employment leveled off for a second month despite a steep climb in wage rates, according to the latest measures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Back in the day, restaurateurs didn’t have to worry about that sort of thing. Trouble is, we’re no longer back in the day, says RB's Reality Check.

“Our brand is back and we are stronger than ever,” the eatertainment chain’s CEO said Thursday, noting the company has emerged from the pandemic hitting new high watermarks on nearly all financial metrics.

An early shopping season and fewer seasonal workers could intensify demand for employees this season, according to a Snagajob study.

Groups such as One Fair Wage intend to ask the state's first female governor, Kathy Hochul, to close the gender wage gap by disallowing the concession for restaurants.

Realistic or not, a $15 wage holds the promise of a better life for restaurant employees.

The burger giant and its franchisees are getting more applications, and argue that people who start their careers at one of their restaurants have better financial security later in life.

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