posts tagged as 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 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


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | December 12, 2017

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 Restaurant Practice Leaders | September 12, 2017

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


By Adam Berebitsky | June 23, 2017

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


By Adam Berebitsky | June 15, 2017

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Results for Q1 2017

How did the restaurant industry fare in Q1? Don’t miss the latest edition of The Counter, our quarterly restaurant industry scorecard. Though the industry saw a lackluster 0.7 percent same-store sales dip this quarter, pizza bolstered... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | May 02, 2017

Incentive Programs for Restaurateurs: Part 3

In addition to short-term and long-term equity based incentive plans as discussed in the first two installments of this series, there are two widely used pseudo-equity incentives which allow key employees to share in the long-term growth... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | April 04, 2017

Incentive Programs for Restaurateurs: Part 2

In addition to short term incentives discussed in the first installment in this series, there are many long-term incentives (LTIs) available for businesses to apply when attracting and retaining key talent. If you're a restaurateur that... read more


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | March 30, 2017

The Counter: Restaurant Industry Results for 2016

Restaurants sales stalled in 2016 as uncertainty around the U.S. economic and regulatory environments persisted. Our annual analysis of publicly traded restaurants found that same-store sales were flat last year - a slightly more... read more