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What Subway's partnership with DOL could mean for joint employment

The chain made an unprecedented deal to take a more hands-on approach to franchisees' labor issues.

First amendment rice

Citing first amendment protection, a New Orleans judge recently threw out charges of defamation, libel, and unfair business practices leveled against novelist Anne (Interview With a Vampire) Rice last February by Al Copeland, former owner of Popeyes and Churchs.

The spread of open-carry laws has operators wondering which group to risk alienating, gun advocates or control proponents. As Chipotle is learning, the choice isn’t easy, and the repercussions can be significant.

A little-known state agency will recommend whether the subminimum wage for tipped servers should be raised, scrapped or left alone.

A new initiative is intended to streamline the permitting and development process as a way of creating more restaurant jobs.

In what some hope is a preview of new responsibilities for restaurants on this side of the Atlantic, eating places in the European Union are adapting to requirements that 14 allergens be flagged on menus.

An amendment has been filed to expand the city's smoking ban to include e-cigarettes in restaurants. Also prohibited: vaping in outdoor-seating areas next to restaurants and bars.

Colorado voters would have the choice to increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.23 an hour to $12.50 with legislation introduced Thursday by a Democratic lawmaker.The proposal needs support f...

So-called "secure scheduling" is becoming a standard in Northern California.

Plaintiffs have filed a $4 million suit against a Florida Denny's franchisee for allegedly refusing to serve a group of Arab-American customers.

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