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Wisconsin labor group to sue Gov. Walker to raise minimum wage

A labor group is challenging Gov. Scott Walker’s conclusion that the state’s minimum is already a “living wage.” It blasts the Republican for using a report from the Wisconsin Restaurant Association about the feasibility of living off the current minimum.

Legal Sea Foods sued over tip policy

The class-action suits accuse the upscale chain of pressuring servers and bartenders to share tips with staffers doing side work.

The U.S. Department of Labor will likely propose changes before April in the regulations for compensating supervisory personnel like restaurant managers, according to the National Restaurant Association.

The International Franchise Association argued in court that franchises should not be regarded as big businesses merely because they are part of a large chain.

Proponents say the new law is a religious protection for private employers whose beliefs don’t align with customers’ lifestyles.

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