posts tagged as Department of Labor


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


By Lisa Haffer | August 04, 2017

DOL Plans to Rescind Tip Pooling Regulations

In late July, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced plans to repeal the 2011 regulations that limited tip pooling under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), 29 C.F.R. 531.52 (2011). read more


By Adam Berebitsky | November 23, 2016

New Overtime Rule Suspended

On November 22, a Texas federal judge issued a nationwide temporary injunction, blocking for now the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation of its new minimum salary requirement that was scheduled to take effect on Dec. 1, 2016. The... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 14, 2016

The Counter: How Did Your Restaurant Fare?

Each quarter, we take a look at publicly traded restaurant companies’ operating results to provide insightful benchmarking information. In this issue of The Counter (previously known as quarterly Benchmarking Updates), we look at the... read more


By Adam Berebitsky | May 12, 2016

Proposed Non-Exempt Overtime Rules to Affect Restaurant Industry

During our recent Restaurant CFO Roundtable held May 4 in Solon, Ohio, labor attorneys Seth Briskin of Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis and Susan Rodgers of Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, discussed the Department of Labor’s (DOL... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | February 18, 2016

Who’s the Boss?: Changes in Joint Employer Liability

Last April, the restaurant industry warily watched as a series of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearings sought to name fast-food giant McDonald's as a joint employer with its individual franchisees.  read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | February 05, 2016

Are You in Compliance with the ACA?

Last month on our blog, our colleague Kim Flett discussed the IRS filing requirements mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the steps restaurant businesses must take to ensure compliance. But filing the right documents at the... read more


By Tom Ziemba | January 22, 2016

Compensation Strategy in the Restaurant Industry

In step with the industry as a whole, compensation for restaurant managers and professionals is evolving faster than ever to support increased focus on–and demand for–enhanced customer experience.  read more


By Giselle El Biri | December 16, 2015

To Bonus or Not to Bonus

Bonuses are used as a tool to help motivate employees—from the front of the house to the back of the house—to reach quantitative and qualitative performance goals. Bonuses can also help attract and retain and talent. read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | December 11, 2015

What Ingredients Go into the Perfect Talent Recipe?

Satisfying the appetites of your restaurant operations starts with one main ingredient: your employees. read more