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Two restaurants in Boston ordered to pay $210,000 in back wages and penalties

And another North Carolina operator must also pay more than $157,000 to 65 workers following a U.S. Labor Department investigation.


America's political divisions are creating another challenge for restaurant employers

Working Lunch: The polarization is spilling into the workplace, with 26% of employees already saying they feel the effects in their job experiences.

The Department of Labor floated new criteria that narrows the definition of independent contractor. It could threaten the business model of food delivery companies that classify drivers as contractors.

While it may seem that workers who do not regularly handle food shouldn’t need to follow the same rules as prep and line cooks, the same standards should and do apply, Advice Guy says.

Reality Check: The new aspirational goal of organized labor is a 50% increase over what was once regarded as a moonshot of a raise. And it's already being hit.

The pizza chain co-founder evangelizes for fair workweek on panel hosted by U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh.

About 91% of the properties in the U.S. said they couldn't fill vacant jobs last month, according to the AH&LA. A typical hotel was short more than 10 people.

Working Lunch: The give-and-take on scheduling and firings could have repercussions for all chains.

The 1,000 employees have returned to their jobs after hammering out a deal, the latest reflection of union activism in the industry.

Reality Check: Sure, it's a union-backed plan to change restaurant employment. But isn't a new model needed?

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