posts tagged as Compensation


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | May 27, 2020

Deep Dive: PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance

In last week’s blog, we took a first look at the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application. This week’s blog will take a deep dive into aspects of the interim final rule that will be of interest to the restaurant... read more


By Jeff Tubaugh | May 21, 2020

New Bill Serves Up Additional Opportunity for the Restaurant Industry

In what would be a tremendous victory for the restaurant industry, the House is expected to vote next week on a stand-alone, bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program bill. read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | May 19, 2020

First Look: PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application. Concurrent with the application’s release, the Department of the Treasury announced that... read more


By Lisa Haffer | May 15, 2020

Updated PPP Guidance Brings Welcome News and Opportunities for Additional PPP Funds

The Paycheck Protection Program was created to provide relief for small businesses during the economic crisis brought on by the novel COVID-19 virus. Restaurants that received PPP loans continue to wait for clarity around key components... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | April 24, 2020

PPP Updates, Insights and Planning as we Await Loan Forgiveness Guidance

When the CARES Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) appeared to be a straightforward way to provide liquidity to cash-strapped businesses, including restaurants. Demand for PPP loans was... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 16, 2019

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Scorecard for Q2 2019

The restaurant industry fared well through the second quarter of 2019, with same-store sales growing a healthy 1.8% overall despite growing labor costs and shifting consumer dining habits. But to keep the momentum going, restaurants are... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 13, 2019

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


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 05, 2019

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 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