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One in ten adults are planning to eat their Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant

Nearly one in 10 adults (9 percent) plan to eat a Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant this year, according to a new survey from the National Restaurant Association. 

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Rule for Overtime Pay Struck Down

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant has struck down the rule for overtime pay, saying the Labor Department set an excessively high salary threshold to determine which employees are exempt from


Labor Department Indicates It Will Rescind Tip-Pooling Restrictions

The U.S. Department of Labor has signaled its plan to rescind its controversial tip-pooling restrictions at least as it applies in states like Washington where tips cannot be used to

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Tip Pooling Changes on the Horizon – new deadlines

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it intends to issue a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” (NPRM) in August. The NPRM would rescind controversial tip-pooling restrictions which should come as a

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Expect to Hear News on Tip Pool Lawsuit by Early Fall

Expect to Hear News on Tip Pool Lawsuit by Early Fall On Jan. 19, 2017, the National Restaurant Association submitted a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the Department of


Federal Overtime Rule

The Justice Department told the court it would rethink the minimum salary a worker must make before he is deemed “managerial” and not eligible for overtime pay. The Trump administration

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Hospitality employee turnover rate edged higher in 2016

The turnover rate in the hospitality sector topped 70 percent for the second consecutive year, but still remained below pre-recession levels, according to the NRA’s Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.

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Bill proposes changes to the Affordable Care Act

Earlier this month, U.S. House Republicans introduced a bill tilted the American Health Care Act. The legislation aims to repeal and replace key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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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,


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.