posts tagged as Labor


The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q2 2018

How does your businesses’ same-store sales compare to the restaurant industry’s overall growth through Q2? As our new Selections post reveals, strong consumer spending helped boost many brands’ sales, although this growth wasn’t... read more


The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q1 2018

All restaurant segments, save for upscale casual, reported sales growth in Q1. read more


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 Restaurant Practice Leaders | 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 Restaurant Practice Leaders | 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