H.R./Legal http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en No-tipping models gain traction in Portland http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/no-tipping-models-gain-traction-portland <div class="field-deck"> Park Kitchen and The Bent Brick are redefining staff roles to level the playing field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scott Dolich of Park Kitchen and The Bent Brick explains how wage structures and staff roles are evolving.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/no-tipping-models-gain-traction-portland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/no-tipping-models-gain-traction-portland#comments H.R./Legal Trends Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:15:00 +0000 55461 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Staffing changes will smooth out the earnings bumps for servers at Park Kitchen.</p> David Reamer Are you hiring a staff—or a team? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/are-you-hiring-staff-or-team <div class="node-body blog-body">Hiring and retaining a great team is one of the greatest challenges we face in the restaurant business.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/are-you-hiring-staff-or-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/are-you-hiring-staff-or-team#comments Blogs H.R./Legal Rock Your Restaurant Thu, 16 Jun 2016 18:31:00 +0000 55331 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Anti-obesity forces eye small chains, independents http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/anti-obesity-forces-eye-small-chains-independents <div class="field-deck"> Mission creep: With current obesity prevention efforts proving ineffective, fat fighters want all restaurants, not just large chains, to aid their cause. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Given new CDC reports showing the U.S. obesity epidemic continues unabated, even the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association is saying it&rsquo;s time to try a new direction. Among the ideas being floated: increased scrutiny of independent and small chain restaurant menu offerings and downsized portions for all. <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/america-s-obesity-epidemic-hits-new-high-n587251" title="http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/america-s-obesity-epidemic-hits-new-high-n587251">http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/america-s-obesity-epidemic-hit...</a></p></div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/anti-obesity-forces-eye-small-chains-independents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/anti-obesity-forces-eye-small-chains-independents#comments H.R./Legal Operations Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:12:00 +0000 55291 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Getty Images EEOC targeting workplace-related anti-Muslim rhetoric http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/eeoc-targeting-workplace-related-anti-muslim-rhetoric <div class="field-byline"> By Carmon M. Harvey, Esq. </div> <div class="field-deck"> Restaurants should be on the lookout for offensive speech and quash any suggestion of harassment. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As concern over terrorism mounts, incidents involving Muslim employees appears to be on the rise. But employers that don’t take steps to quell this kind of behavior could find themselves targeted by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/eeoc-targeting-workplace-related-anti-muslim-rhetoric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/eeoc-targeting-workplace-related-anti-muslim-rhetoric#comments H.R./Legal Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:38:00 +0000 55251 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Getty Images How to have a tough conversation http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/how-have-tough-conversation <div class="field-deck"> Difficult conversations are necessary—at least if you want people to correct mistakes, learn, and grow. But they can be less difficult if you remember the goal is to help, not to win. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Difficult talks in a business setting are inevitable. Remember that your task is to help, and to "complete," not compete. This will help to create a win-win situation.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/how-have-tough-conversation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/how-have-tough-conversation#comments Management Tips H.R./Legal Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:17:00 +0000 55211 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Difficult conversations are easier if you enter them with a desire to help, not compete.</p> Thinkstock A smart exit strategy for your restaurant business http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/smart-exit-strategy-your-restaurant-business <div class="field-byline"> Mel Jones </div> <div class="field-deck"> When it's time to sell your restaurant, smart moves early on could make your exit more profitable. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">And exit strategy should allow you to sell your restaurant business and limit your liability when you exit.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/smart-exit-strategy-your-restaurant-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/smart-exit-strategy-your-restaurant-business#comments Management Tips H.R./Legal Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:09:00 +0000 55201 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Thinkstock How to prepare for new federal overtime rules http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/how-prepare-new-federal-overtime-rules <div class="field-deck"> The Department of Labor rules don't go into effect until Dec. 1. Now is a good time to start planning. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Department of Labor rules don't go into effect until Dec. 1. Now is a good time to start planning.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/how-prepare-new-federal-overtime-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/how-prepare-new-federal-overtime-rules#comments H.R./Legal Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:08:00 +0000 55051 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Overtime rules are getting an overhaul that could affect many restaurants.</p> Thinkstock 5 strategies for dealing with the overtime rule change http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/5-strategies-dealing-overtime-rule-change <div class="field-byline"> Joshua Ostrega </div> <div class="field-deck"> Now more than ever, responsive scheduling is key. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now more than ever, responsive scheduling is key.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/5-strategies-dealing-overtime-rule-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/5-strategies-dealing-overtime-rule-change#comments H.R./Legal Tue, 24 May 2016 18:59:00 +0000 54731 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Would you rather have a manager juggling schedules or working the floor?</p> Thinkstock 4 tips for hiring seasonal employees http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/4-tips-hiring-seasonal-employees <div class="field-byline"> Aldor Delp </div> <div class="field-deck"> It might be tempting to cut corners when bringing in temporary talent. But that’s a bad idea, for a number of reasons. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It might be tempting to cut corners when bringing in temporary talent. But that’s a bad idea, for a number of reasons.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/4-tips-hiring-seasonal-employees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/4-tips-hiring-seasonal-employees#comments H.R./Legal Thu, 19 May 2016 18:59:00 +0000 54491 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>When hiring seasonal help, it&#39;s best to follow the rules.</p> Thinkstock Where the presidential candidates stand on immigration http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/where-presidential-candidates-stand-immigration <div class="field-byline"> Becki Young </div> <div class="field-deck"> Trump, Clinton and Sanders hardly see eye to eye on policies critical to the restaurant industry. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Trump, Clinton and Sanders hardly see eye to eye on policies critical to the restaurant industry.</div> <p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/where-presidential-candidates-stand-immigration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/where-presidential-candidates-stand-immigration#comments H.R./Legal Thu, 12 May 2016 15:05:00 +0000 54261 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Earlier this year, the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) and CASA, organized a prayer protest outside &nbsp;the Supreme Court.</p> Getty Images