regulation

First paid-sick-leave fines are on the way

The list of transgressions shows few infractions by restaurants. Across the board, most transgressions dealt more with improperly alerting employees than with denying the time off.

Operations

This week’s 5 head-spinning moments: Whoa moments

Recent days brought signs of how bad things could get in the restaurant business, along with some advice from the ultimate chief executive about what to do about it.

Recent updates to the Affordable Care Act brought relief. The employer mandate was delayed until 2016 for companies with 50 to 99 employees.

Investors are analyzing how the required disclosure of calories might affect the sales of some publicly owned restaurant companies. Here are five operators that are under scrutiny.

The board reversed a 2015 ruling that the franchise community said would put their business model at risk.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would make good on a campaign promise to expand the city’s paid sick leave law as soon as April 1.

The Morris, Ill., operation convinced city lawmakers that caterers need their own sort of pass to serve beer, wine and spirits at functions, without the cost and hassle of a conventional license. But the new class of permit is only good for one day. The city has to approve a separate request for each catered event.

Starbucks and others must post warnings about the beverage’s potential health risks, a judge has ruled.

For restaurateurs in Minnesota and Maryland, the minimum wage will depend on your sales level.

Check-splitting policies, squeezing more from the charcuterie trend and other easy-to-adopt-anywhere ideas from South Carolina chefs.

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