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Ninth Circuit Perpetuates Uncertainty In 80/20 Rule For Employers Of Tipped Workers
Executive Summary: On September 18, 2018, a year after a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC,
United States
5 Oct 2018
Ninth Circuit Creates More Uncertainty In 80/20 Rule For Tipped Workers
n February 16, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted en banc review of Marsh v. J. Alexander's LLC, 869 F.3d 1108, creating a new layer of uncertainty for hospitality employers.
United States
19 Mar 2018
Five Reasons Why New York Restaurants Should Have An Employee Handbook
Executive Summary: For a foodie, there's no greater place to be than in New York. Owning or managing a New York restaurant, however, has never been so complicated.
United States
10 Oct 2016
Ninth Circuit Approves DOL Rule That Restricts Tip Pooling
Employers whose employees are voluntarily tip sharing are not affected by this decision as employees are still free, without employer coercion, to share their tips with non-tipped employees if they choose to do so.
United States
10 Mar 2016
DOL Issues Administrator's Interpretation Impacting Joint Employer Liability In The Franchise Restaurant Industry
Under the Obama administration, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has aggressively enforced and interpreted the federal wage and hour laws.
United States
14 Feb 2016
A Legal Tipping Point – Are No-Tip Policies The Wave Of The Future?
In this country, there are thousands of employees who earn their living off tips or gratuities they receive from customers.
United States
15 Dec 2015
Restaurant Industry Alert: Wage Board Proposal - Fast Food Workers' Minimum Wage May Rise To $15 In New York City By 2018
On July 22, 2015, the New York State Department of Labor's (NYSDOL) Wage Board voted to recommend a 171 percent increase in the minimum wage for fast food workers in New York City (NYC)...
United States
28 Jul 2015
Restaurant Industry Update: Tennessee Court Of Appeal Permits Lawsuit Under State Tip Law To Proceed
The Tennessee Court of Appeal has held that a bartender can proceed with her lawsuit under §107 of the Tennessee Wage Regulation Act, claiming her employer failed to pay her and other similarly situated employees tips and that it distributed tips among tipped and non-tipped employees in violation of the law.
United States
15 Jul 2015
Restaurant Industry Alert: "Fight For $15" Planned For Tax Day
These rights do not extend, however, to supervisors or managers, who are considered agents of the employer.
United States
21 Apr 2015
The Tip Credit: Won't Be What It Is Now For New York Employers
The Commissioner of Labor accepted the recommendation of the New York State Department of Labor's Wage Board for a 50 percent increase in the minimum hourly rate for tipped workers.
United States
4 Mar 2015
Restaurant Industry Newsletter - September 2014
Restaurant franchisors are facing efforts from both the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to make them joint employers of franchisees' employees.
United States
8 Oct 2014
Restaurant Industry Newsletter - August 2013
A summary of a number of recent updates from the restaurant industry.
United States
6 Sep 2013
When OSHA Comes To Dine It Doesn't Make Reservations
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration establishes and enforces workplace safety regulations in several industries, including restaurants.
United States
31 Jul 2013
Answers To Frequently Asked Questions Concerning California's Human Trafficking Notice Requirements
In response to our June 6, 2013 Restaurant Industry Newsletter, we received several questions about whether California's human trafficking statute applies to all restaurants and drinking establishments.
United States
25 Jun 2013
Restaurant Industry Legal Alert: Child Labor Restrictions Could Impact Summer Hiring
Although the restaurant industry provides a wealth of opportunities for an ambitious teenager, be aware that employing this type of worker comes with a certain level of risk.
United States
19 Jun 2013
Restaurant Industry Newsletter - June 2013
The California Legislature has enacted a new law that requires restaurants to post public notices regarding slavery and human trafficking or face stiff penalties.
United States
10 Jun 2013
Restaurant Industry Newsletter - May 2013
A number of well-known restaurant chains have been hit with lawsuits over the last few years alleging that their exempt managers or assistant managers were indeed non-exempt and therefore should have been paid overtime.
United States
16 May 2013
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