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Tip Pooling

As we notified you in May 2016, restaurant employers were granted a 45-day extension to institute changes to mandatory tip pooling while decisions were made at the Supreme Court. Previously, the

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FDA Extends Menu Labeling Deadline to May 5, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration  announced  on Tuesday that the compliance date for the federal government’s menu labeling regulation to May 5, 2017. Initially, the compliance date was Dec.

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Overtime Rule Blocked in Federal Court: Will Not Take Effect Dec. 1

In a surprise ruling, a Federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction on the Department of Labor’s overtime rules set to go in effect on December 1. These rules,

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4 things you need to know about overtime. Now.

UPDATE: OVERTIME RULE BLOCKED; WON’T TAKE EFFECT DECEMBER 1 – In a definitive ruling issued moments ago, the federal district court for the Eastern District of Texas granted an emergency request

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Eye on Hospitality: New Federal Overtime Rule Still on Track for Dec. 1

On Dec. 1, 2016, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule updating overtime rules will come into effect.

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Received a no-match letter from the IRS? You’re not alone

If you’re getting Internal Revenue Service notices that flag “errors” in reports you filed with the IRS under the Affordable Care Act, you’re not alone.

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It’s National Food Safety Month! Prevent foodborne illness outbreaks

The National Restaurant Association is promoting best practices throughout National Food Safety Month to help restaurants understand and combat foodborne illness.

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Weekly Update: Obama Signs New GMO Food Labeling Law, Restaurants Exempted

President Obama signed into law a bipartisan bill that creating a national standard requiring food manufacturers to disclose foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

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How costly is overregulation?

Excessive regulation is slowing entrepreneurial growth and job creation in the restaurant industry, White Castle’s head of government affairs told the House and Senate’s Joint Economic Committee.

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: Merchants Win Big in Swipe Fee Ruling

Anyone who performs credit card transactions at their place of business will welcome last week’s decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, rejecting a proposed settlement in the Visa, MasterCard class action antitrust lawsuit (MDL 1720).

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FDA releases voluntary sodium targets for restaurants, packaged food

Today, the FDA released draft guidance that outlines a series of “voluntary targets” for restaurants and packaged-food manufacturers to reduce sodium levels.

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Getting ready for the new federal overtime rules

New Department of Labor (DOL) rules regarding overtime pay exemption thresholds were announced by the White House on Wednesday, May 18. The department estimates the new rules could affect more the four million employees nationwide.

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Weekly Update: DOL Raises Overtime Exemption Threshold to $47,476 a Year

Yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden, Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Tom Perez and Sen. Sherrod Brown (R-Ohio) announced the release of the final rule amending federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Employers have been bracing for the new rule, which dramatically increases the number of salaried employees eligible for overtime pay.

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DOL Raises Overtime Exemption Threshold to $47,476 a Year

Today, Vice President Joe Biden, Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Tom Perez and Sen. Sherrod Brown (R-Ohio) announced the release of the final rule amending federal overtime pay requirements under

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FDA issues safety tips after outbreak linked to frozen veggies

The Food and Drug Administration is advising restaurateurs to check out their frozen vegetables to see if they bought or stored any products linked to a recent multistate Listeria outbreak.