posts tagged as Labor


The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for FY 2017

While America’s appetite for pizza couldn’t be stopped in 2017, rising labor costs, commodity prices, and costs of sales did little to improve the restaurant industry’s overall flat growth rate, according to the FY17 restaurant industry... read more


By Lisa Haffer | April 20, 2018

Tip-Off on Tip Pooling: The Omnibus Spending Bill Amends the FLSA

The omnibus spending bill signed in March generated a lot of buzz, but not a lot of substantive coverage on the specific provisions. In fact, restaurant owners may be surprised to learn that the bill amended the FLSA’s tip pooling... read more


Private Equity-Backed Retailers Seek to Stage a Comeback Via E-Commerce

With the retail industry transforming at a rapid pace, private equity fund managers outline their investment priorities for retail in 2018. read more


By Dustin Minton | January 30, 2018

Expensing Termination Benefits for GAAP Purposes

In the normal course of business, employees may be terminated and given a severance package. It is important to know whether the payments are subject to an existing severance plan, which could be either a written employment agreement or... read more


By Dustin Minton | December 22, 2017

NLRB Reverses Joint-Employer Ruling

With labor being one of the biggest line items on restaurants’ balance sheets, it’s important for operators and employees to stay abreast of the labor regulation decisions made at a federal level. Last week, the National Labor Relations... read more


The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q3 2017

The combination of slow summer traffic and natural disasters dealt a blow to the service sector, particularly the restaurant industry through the third quarter. As a result, restaurants saw a 0.4 percent same-store sales decline through... read more


By Clark Schweers | October 05, 2017

Recovering And Reopening Following A Natural Disaster

As businesses assess damage and move toward reopening after the recent hurricanes, there are several risk management factors to keep in mind following these storms, and to prepare for future events. read more


The Counter: Restaurant Industry Results for Q2 2017

Halfway through 2017, the restaurant industry saw an overall 0.2 percent same-store sales decline through Q2. While oversaturation and industry competition contributed to the dip, evolving revenue streams like technology and third-party... read more


Retailers Navigate Risk Overseas Amid Geopolitical Change

Vying for global market share, U.S. retailers stay abreast of the most critical international risks. Learn which international issues are top of mind for todays’ retailers in our 2017 Retail RiskFactor Report. read more


Event Recap: Restaurant CFO Bootcamp – Denver 2017

At this month’s Restaurant CFO Bootcamp in Denver, our team had the opportunity to lead an exchange of best practices, insights and key challenges among professionals from all corners of the restaurant industry. Read on for three... read more