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Can the redefinition of 'joint employer' be stopped?

Working Lunch: The National Labor Relations Board's controversial move is likely to be challenged immediately in court. The franchise community is also likely to push for use of the Congressional Review Act. But will either effort succeed?


Lawmakers seek a quantum leap in penalties for violations of child labor laws

A single infraction could cost a restaurant employer upwards of $250,000 under a new federal proposal.

As feared, the National Labor Relations Board has broadened the definition of "joint employer," rousing the industry to pledge new battles in Congress and the courts.

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

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

Starbucks accused the union of trademark infringement, arguing that the public mistook the group's views on the Israel-Hamas war for its own. The union defended its name and logo.

The subpoena seeks documents related to the coffee chain's reaction to a unionization drive.

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

New federal data show the sector added 61,000 jobs in September, or more than 1 of every 5 positions created economywide. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%.

On April 1, 527,000 fast-food workers in California will be entitled to pay of at least $20 an hour, a 29% boost from their current minimum wage. Experts say the jump will likely ratchet up pay across other industry sectors as well.

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