posts tagged as labor


The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q1 2019

Restaurants fared well through the 1st quarter of 2019, posting a 1.5% gain in same-store sales for the industry overall. But, as pressure on profit margins and fierce competition continue to weigh on the industry, some restaurants are... read more


First-Time 401(K) Plan Audits: What to Expect

For restaurants starting a 401(k) plan to better attract and retain talent, one of the most significant mandates they should be familiar with is the audit requirement. In the second installment of our Employee Benefits blog series, we... read more


By Kari Maue | April 22, 2019

Starting a 401(K) Plan: What You Need to Know

Faced with a tight labor market, many restaurants are looking into offering defined contribution plans as a way to attract and retain talent. read more


By David Berliner | March 26, 2019

Retail in the Red: BDO’s Bi-Annual Bankruptcy Update

Despite a strong economy, marked by healthy consumer spending, low unemployment levels and controlled inflation rates, the U.S. retail industry saw several high-profile bankruptcy filings in the second half of 2018. On the heels of a... read more


The Disappearing Middle Ground: The Counter Q3 2018

Despite historically high levels of employee turnover, restaurants across segments experienced healthy growth through Q3. read more


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