Mich.'s battle over the tip credit takes a bizarre turn

Suddenly, organized labor seems to be working against its own cause, affording restaurants a puzzling but appreciated wait-and-see opportunity.


Restaurant customers voice mixed feelings about tipping

They hate the concept but relish the practice because of the control it provides, according to a new report.

Wages paid directly to servers, bartenders and other tipped restaurant employees will rise by 67% over the next five years.

Working Lunch: The Illinois Restaurant Association threw in the towel without so much as making a fist.

After local industry advocates dropped their opposition, a bill to phase out the employer payroll concession is being described as a done deal.

Are restaurant service charges transparent enough? Opinions among the supposed beneficiaries of these fees vary.

The Democratic proposal would phase in the changes over a five-year stretch. The bill is a pet measure of Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Working Lunch: The industry is tacking on service fees cavalierly. Is that attitude about to backfire in the form of regulation?

Surcharges have become routine after residents voted to kill the tip credit. Now, operators and customers are coming across the unexpected side effects.

Working Lunch: Incoming chief Brandon Johnson has plans to push several measures that would have a big impact on restaurants.

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