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Large operations would need to warn employees at least 60 days beforehand.
The action alleged that a cook was subjected to racial slurs from co-workers.
The company agreed to change certain practices related to overtime pay and meal breaks to settle a 6-year-old California complaint.
Bruce Dean, CEO of the family-dining chain, joins "A Deeper Dive" to discuss the challenges of finding workers for a growing company.
More operators are cutting hours or delaying new openings as they struggle to find workers.
Labor advocates have amplified their accusations that the chain tolerates sexual mistreatment. They’re also calling again for the franchisor to be treated as a joint employer.
The industry added 47,500 jobs during the month, ending a summer slowdown and continuing its labor crunch.
Sixty-six percent of the industry’s prime labor pool intends to hunt for seasonal work. But where will they look?
Restaurant managers would need to earn 28% more than the new federal threshold to be ineligible for time-and-a-half pay.
Restaurant prices are up 11% since 2015 and 3.2% over the past year, making up much of the industry’s growth, says RB’s The Bottom Line.
These emerging chains are the growth vehicles to watch—the ones poised to be major industry players in the coming years.
Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh
New restaurants and soon-to-open concepts worth monitoring
RB’s exclusive ranking of the highest-grossing independent restaurants
Peter Romeo highlights the moments restaurateurs miss at their own peril
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