It has been estimated that about 20 percent of chefs, head cooks and cooks in the restaurant industry are undocumented immigrants.
Though not mandated to offer health care coverage to employees until 2016, restaurants with 50 or more full-time employees are still required to track data monthly throughout 2015.
Franchisors must clearly define their roles to exclude control over the terms and/or conditions of franchisee's employees.
The US government has stepped up its immigration enforcement efforts in recent years, and all employers -- not just large ones, or ones that employ non-citizens -- are at risk of failing an audit.
The focus on establishments that serve food items will become more prevalent as the number of people born with allergens continues to increase.
New nutritional policies offer a great opportunity for restaurants to partner with schools to deliver healthy menu options for students.
The National Restaurant Association claims the decision will impede job creation and create 'big business.'
The legislation has been at a standstill since last year, while the FDA reviews comments and determines the best way forward.
The NRA's EVP of Policy and Government Affairs provides an update, including an impending ruling on the FTE definition.
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While we wait for regulations to be solidified, restaurant operators should use the time to be better prepared.
Currently, cooks and foodservice managers are capped in the Canadian Federal Trades stream. Caps will be removed from all streams with Express Entry, which launches Jan. 1.
The International Franchise Association has added two government relations and public policy professionals to its team. They include:
Elizabeth Hays Taylor, most recently chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, will join IFA Dec.
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will delay the 2014 ethanol volume mandate, a move that will continue to affect commodities costs. The announcement was greeted with strong opposition from restaurant industry organizations. "We are disappointed that the...
Workers at Yank Sing restaurant were granted back pay for minimum wage, meal, rest period and other labor code violations.
Card companies will reduce credit card interchange fees over five years by about 10 percent.
Restaurants Canada is calling on a government commission to be more transparent as it investigates the cost of production formula used in setting the price of Ontario chicken.
The International Franchise Association will host a conference call Thursday to discuss the impact of the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel's recommendation that McDonald's Corp. and its franchisees be considered "joint employers." IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira said...
Scott DeFife, EVP of Policy and Government Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, has once again been named a 2014 top lobbyist by "The Hill" newspaper. This is the sixth time DeFife has been selected by the publication for inclusion...
Returning to a traditional 40-hour definition would benefit employees through more hours and income, say trade organizations.
Panera is asking customers not to bring firearms into any of its stores.
The National Restaurant Association has announced a new alliance with Job Creators Network (JCN) effort to provide entrepreneurs and business leaders with tools to educate employees about public policy issues.
The National Restaurant Association announced in a press release that it is joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Asian American Hotel Owners Association, in an effort to stop the city of Seattle from raising the minimum wage.
The International Franchise Association has asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the City of Seattle from raising its minimum wage. The IFA says the city's recently enacted law to...
On Monday, the San Diego City Council approved an ordinance that would raise the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by January 2017, according to a report from Reuters.
It's not a done deal. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who has threatened to veto the bill, has 10 business days to act.
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Industree Exchange, a Washington, DC-based company, has launched to provide health insurance coverage specifically to local restaurants and bars. The Washington Post reports that the company’s objective is to provide affordable options for restaurants as they comply with the Affordable Care Act.