What's on restaurants' fight card this week

Working Lunch: Restaurateurs could be stoking controversy with their stances on everything from guns to tipping.


Shareholders push Denny's and Dine to look at ending tip credit

The pension funds for New York state and New York City have joined calls for the companies to study the impact of higher wages. The moves are being backed by advocacy group One Fair Wage.

One Fair Wage has launched a hotline where tipped employees can tell their stories of mistreatment and get legal counsel on what to do.

One Fair Wage said it will attempt to end the practice in 25 more states by 2026.

The action aims to prevent the Biden administration from returning to the 80/20 rule for determining when tipped workers are entitled to a full wage.

Reality Check: More quick-service restaurants are providing ways for guests to tip employees. Heck, even unions are suddenly for it.

The drive-in chain intends to offer guests an option at all of its units to reward employees with a gratuity.

The department said that it would penalize restaurants up to $1,000 for dipping into employees' tips, even if it was inadvertent.

A suit alleging the credit is discriminatory and a major cause of sexual harassment was dismissed in part because the union group was pursuing an ideological objective.

The lawsuit by One Fair Wage against Darden Restaurants contends the credit is a violation of federal anti-discrimination rules.

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