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A small but growing number of operators are striving to make themselves a better place to work by offering a pathway to 100% ownership.

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Biden administration reveals details of federal vaccination requirement

Restaurants and other large employers have until Jan. 4 to get their workers vaccinated. Employees who refuse will have to wear masks at work starting Dec. 5. The government says it's already looking to expand the scope to include smaller enterprises.

The rout by Republicans, particularly in states like New Jersey and Virginia, could signal a change in the tenor of state and local labor policies.

Will the labor shortage prove worse for the industry than the pandemic? RB editors Jonathan Maze and Peter Romeo debate that question on the “A Deeper Dive” podcast.

Brinker International is adding an average of 1,000 workers a week at Chili’s and Maggiano’s going into a busy season.

With current supply chain and labor shortages, along with other post-pandemic challenges, it may be time for operators to rethink the way they develop and promote limited-time offers.

Study after study shows the requirements are hurting sales and ironically intensifying the physical dangers faced by employees, says RB's Reality Check. Fortunately, for every Cujo of a customer, there’s one more like a golden retriever puppy.

The drive-in chain intends to offer guests an option at all of its units to reward employees with a gratuity.

The chief executives of McDonald’s, Yum Brands, Starbucks and others all said they have big advantages amid a historic shortage of workers. They might be right, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The NLRB ruled that a vote on organizing should be limited to a much smaller group of employees than the employer would have preferred, paring down the number of yea ballots that are needed.

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