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Best practices for improving recruitment, retention and training


Is severance pay required if a restaurant closes?

Sometimes, employees have contracts that require it, but most do not, Advice Guy says.


Tip pooling plan runs into a buzzsaw of public outrage

Public comments on a proposal to allow tips to be shared with back-of-house staff have been plentiful and negative. There are also allegations the Department of Labor hid a damning projection of the rule change's impact on servers' income.

As brands grow from small operations into larger chains, investments in home office hires become critical.

The restaurant industry has a unique perspective on the immigration issue. The trade is built on immigrants the way the auto industry depends on tires.

Virtual job postings may seem like a savings, but only when matched with the right positions.

Women react to harassment at work differently than their male counterparts, a recent study shows. Here’s how operators are creating cultures that squash bullying while retaining and nurturing talent.

See how operators are filling the staffing holes left behind by young workers returning to school.

A last-ditch effort to block a wage hike in Minneapolis was thwarted by a judge on Monday, putting the market on track for a $15 hourly minimum for small employers by 2024.

Want customers to buy in to new flavors? Start with servers’ selling skills.

For many operators, certain charities are a natural pick because they hit on a personal note. For those less sure, consider these factors.

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