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Restaurants might have dodged a bullet with DOL's overtime-pay proposal. Here's why.

Working Lunch: Restaurants will feel the impact, but the new rules could have been far worse.


Immigration could ease restaurants' labor woes. So why isn't it?

Reality Check: Proposals have been floated to get asylum seekers into jobs more quickly. But fears are winning out.

The former "Top Chef" restaurateur had just opened his Knife Modern Steak concept at the oceanside resort before being caught on video flipping off workers on a picket line and shouting obscenities. Now Knife will be rebranded.

The local chain prompted a social media firestorm after two police officers were declined restroom access because they were not customers. It wasn't meant to be political, the CEO said, but it soon became political.

Advice Guy: No one likes unexpected costs, but this one is modest and important.

In a lengthy meeting this week, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and senior Biden administration officials pledged to find ways of putting more asylum seekers into jobs. They've already agreed on one way to do it.

The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to make salaried employees making less than $55,068 eligible for overtime pay, up from $38,568. The threshold would change every three years.

The District said it will use the funds to support apprenticeship and job training programs for youths.

The chain said it will create 7,000 new jobs this year behind a new ad campaign and social media posts highlighting the daily life of its employees.

Working Lunch: "This fundamentally changes labor relations in the U.S," says host Franklin Coley.

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