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Lawsuit seeks to overturn NYC restrictions on fast-food firings and layoffs

The action challenges the legality of New York's Just Cause legislation, which prevents certain restaurant employers from dismissing or cutting the hours of an employee at will.

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How restaurants are fending off the labor shortage

RB Editor-at-Large Peter Romeo joins the podcast "A Deeper Dive" to talk about the labor shortage, its impact on the restaurant industry and what operators are doing about it.

While most of the curriculum is staying the course, schools are adding new skills and trainings to meet changing demands.

With a new menu and new marketing, the sandwich chain has been enjoying some record sales. It is now hiring 10,000 people this week.

A pizza-topping bot from xRobotics has reduced labor costs and allowed the restaurant to ditch third-party delivery.

The perks can range from access to a personal trainer to a clothing allowance for new managers as the industry looks to combat a labor shortage.

Sweetened unemployment benefits are seen as the main reason by far for the industry’s recruitment challenges.

A union-affiliated survey of industry employees found that 53% intend to leave their restaurant jobs, most likely because of wages.

Chipotle, which is looking to hire 20,000 new workers this year in a tight market, also announced a referral bonus to boost recruitment.

A Subway franchisee helps explain the challenge in finding workers, and the impact it is having on their business, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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