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May 9, 2016
10 ways to hire smarter
Putting a new spin on the hiring process can result in a stronger team....
May 3, 2016
Can you dock servers' pay when customers dine and dash?
Can restaurant servers be held accountable for customers who leave without paying for a meal?...
Apr 12, 2016
California boosts pay for workers taking family medical leave
Employee-funded program goes into effect in 2018...
Apr 5, 2016
Why pre-employment tests are crucial
Pre-employment tests have a variety of benefits for restaurant employers....
Apr 4, 2016
Department of Labor stepping up enforcement efforts
What should you do if the DOL comes knocking on your door?...
Apr 1, 2016
California lawmakers approve $15 minimum wage
New York lawmakers announce similar negotiated deal...
Mar 28, 2016
It's official: California goes for $15 minimum wage
Gov. Jerry Brown announces agreement between lawmakers, union leaders...
Mar 8, 2016
Note to millennials: At work, you aren’t the customer
Millennials need to modify their egocentric thinking to succeed in service jobs....
Mar 7, 2016
Café Momentum gives troubled youth a second chance
An internship program provides training and a head start on foodservice jobs....
Mar 7, 2016
Cracking the labor code
With a shrinking pool of applicants, restaurants are scrambling to find and keep qualified help. What’s the solution?...
Mar 2, 2016
Measuring success and individual motivation in a post-tipping age
New motivational approaches must go hand-in-hand with new ways to measure individual and team success....
Mar 1, 2016
Is the L1B visa for specialty chefs dead?
Fogo de Chao argues that a gaucho chef deserves a special visa earmarked for “key personnel.” The government disagrees....
Feb 29, 2016
Court ruling shakes up tip pooling practices
Restaurants in nine states are affected by a decision to keep tips in the front of the house....
Feb 24, 2016
Elections: Minimum wage hikes on back burner—until fall
Bernie’s all in with the fight for $15, Hillary Clinton can live with $12 an hour while Trump, Cruz and Rubio say any increase is too much....
Feb 21, 2016
Franchise agreements: 5 points to consider before signing
Less-than-favorable terms can contribute to a restaurant’s failure....
Feb 16, 2016
California provides some relief from wage statement litigation
A recent amendment to the Private Attorney General Act gives cuts employers some slack....
Feb 12, 2016
3 tips for fostering employee engagement
Engaged employees are more likely to stick around. Here are three tips for winning their loyalty....
Feb 9, 2016
12 training do's and don'ts
Technique matters when the ultimate goal is to provide the tools needed for success....
Feb 1, 2016
Tip credit violation suits on the rise
Restaurants need to understand tip credit laws governing dual jobs and nuances of the 20 percent rule....
Jan 29, 2016
Restaurateurs: Please stop the unwanted touching
How restaurant operators deal with inappropriate behavior...
Jan 27, 2016
Do you have a staff, or a dream team?
The foundation of great restaurant service begins with great restaurant staff...
Jan 20, 2016
5 ways to rethink staff recruitment
A tighter job markets means employers need to market themselves to top talent....
Jan 18, 2016
California operators facing key labor rule changes
Revised laws could provide a glimpse of things to come in other states....
Jan 14, 2016
Foam ban no fun for DC operators
Anonymous snitches and undercover inspectors aside, Washington DC demonstrates that new government regulations can be implemented in a restaurant-friendly manner....
Jan 12, 2016
Why vacations should be mandatory
Forcing training requires cross training at all levels...
Restaurant manager salaries: How does yours stack up?
Chefs, owners trade work/life balance pointers
What's your restaurant worth?
8 elements of a customer service culture
How good are you at drafting players?
No winning with restaurant no-shows
A handgun with a side of fries
Meet Lilia, Missy Robbins' new Italian concept
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