H.R./Legal http://restaurant-hospitality.com/taxonomy/term/6604/more en Tip credit violation suits on the rise http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/tip-credit-violation-suits-rise <div class="field-byline"> Allen Reich </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Restaurants need to understand tip credit laws governing dual jobs and nuances of the 20 percent rule.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/tip-credit-violation-suits-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/management-tips/tip-credit-violation-suits-rise#comments Management Tips H.R./Legal Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:00:00 +0000 51221 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Managers need to be mindful of how much time tipped employees are spending on non-tipped tasks, such as cleaning.</p> Thinkstock Restaurateurs: Please stop the unwanted touching http://restaurant-hospitality.com/letters/restaurateurs-please-stop-unwanted-touching <div class="node-body article-body">How restaurant operators deal with inappropriate behavior</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/letters/restaurateurs-please-stop-unwanted-touching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/letters/restaurateurs-please-stop-unwanted-touching#comments H.R./Legal Letters Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:28:00 +0000 51261 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com Dangrytsku/Thinkstock Do you have a staff, or a dream team? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/do-you-have-staff-or-dream-team <div class="node-body blog-body">The foundation of great restaurant service begins with great restaurant staff</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/rock-your-restaurant">Rock Your Restaurant</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/do-you-have-staff-or-dream-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/do-you-have-staff-or-dream-team#comments Blogs H.R./Legal Rock Your Restaurant Wed, 27 Jan 2016 23:00:00 +0000 51191 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com 5 ways to rethink staff recruitment http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/5-ways-rethink-staff-recruitment <div class="field-byline"> Kim Shepherd and Tom Brennan </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A tighter job markets means employers need to market themselves to top talent.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/5-ways-rethink-staff-recruitment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/5-ways-rethink-staff-recruitment#comments Marketing H.R./Legal Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:30:00 +0000 50991 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Sign of the times: Employers are fishing in a shallower talent pool.</p> Getty Images California operators facing key labor rule changes http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/california-operators-facing-key-labor-rule-changes <div class="field-deck"> Revised laws could provide a glimpse of things to come in other states. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">​Revised laws could provide a glimpse of things to come in other states.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/california-operators-facing-key-labor-rule-changes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/california-operators-facing-key-labor-rule-changes#comments H.R./Legal Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:00:00 +0000 50941 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>California&#39;s state minimum wage rose to $10 an hour this month, higher in L.A., San Francisco and Oakland.</p> Thinkstock Foam ban no fun for DC operators http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/foam-ban-no-fun-dc-operators <div class="field-deck"> Anonymous snitches and undercover inspectors aside, Washington DC demonstrates that new government regulations can be implemented in a restaurant-friendly manner. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Anonymous snitches and undercover inspectors aside, Washington DC demonstrates that new government regulations can be implemented in a restaurant-friendly manner.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/foam-ban-no-fun-dc-operators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/foam-ban-no-fun-dc-operators#comments H.R./Legal Sustainability Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:00:00 +0000 50861 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>DC authorities are targeting foam as a trash nuisance.</p> Getty Images Why vacations should be mandatory http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/why-vacations-should-be-mandatory <div class="node-body blog-body">Forcing training requires cross training at all levels</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/view-kitchen">View from the Kitchen</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/why-vacations-should-be-mandatory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/blog/why-vacations-should-be-mandatory#comments Blogs H.R./Legal View from the Kitchen Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:34:00 +0000 50801 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com My stagiaire doesn’t need a visa, right? http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/my-stagiaire-doesn-t-need-visa-right <div class="field-byline"> By Becki Young </div> <div class="field-deck"> Unpaid internships in foreign countries are a win-win for kitchen talent and restaurateurs alike, but immigration and employment laws could throw up roadblocks. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Top restaurants host “stagiaires” in their kitchens for a brief period of time, but what are the legal and immigration pitfalls?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/my-stagiaire-doesn-t-need-visa-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/my-stagiaire-doesn-t-need-visa-right#comments H.R./Legal Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:41:00 +0000 50681 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>El Bulli, 2003. The world&#39;s greatest restaurant employed only six full-time kitchen workers. Unpaid stagiaires made up the majority of the kitchen staff.</p> Getty Images/Handouts Union Square Hospitality Group targeted by tip-pooling lawsuit http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/union-square-hospitality-group-targeted-tip-pooling-lawsuit <div class="field-deck"> Former bussers allege tips were shared with ineligible workers. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Two former bussers at Gramercy Tavern filed a lawsuit last week charging parent company Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) with illegally sharing pooled tips with non-service personnel and managers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/union-square-hospitality-group-targeted-tip-pooling-lawsuit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/hrlegal/union-square-hospitality-group-targeted-tip-pooling-lawsuit#comments H.R./Legal Wed, 16 Dec 2015 21:06:00 +0000 50181 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>Union Square Hospitality Group c.e.o. Danny Meyer</p> USHG Public might not be ready for service charges http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/public-might-not-be-ready-service-charges <div class="field-deck"> One restaurant’s experiment: Pok Pok in Los Angeles tried—then quickly dropped—the charges. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One restaurant’s experiment: Pok Pok in Los Angeles tried, then quickly dropped service charges.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/public-might-not-be-ready-service-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://restaurant-hospitality.com/consumer-trends/public-might-not-be-ready-service-charges#comments H.R./Legal Consumer Trends Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:26:00 +0000 50121 at http://restaurant-hospitality.com <p>&ldquo;The dining public must come to grips with what it actually costs to eat out,&quot; Andy Ricker says.</p> Andy Ricker Restaurants