Close your eyes and imagine the following scenario in your head: You’re listening to a news report regarding a high-speed chase on your local freeway. Who do you picture as the culprit of these offenses? Do you immediately assume they are a man or a woman? What is their race or ethnicity? What about … [Read more...] about Overcoming Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
California Meal & Rest Break Law: How eStratEx Timekeeping Guides Compliance California has some of the most precise and stringent employment laws in the United States. Though this benefits the masses, it puts employers in the restaurant industry at risk of getting sued for violation of laws … [Read more...] about California Meal & Rest Break Law: How eStratEx Timekeeping Guides Compliance
Restaurant owners are constantly making costly decisions involving their business and employees. With the Department of Labor’s recent decision to abandon the 80/20 Rule, we thought it may be helpful to bring it back to basics and break down the pros and cons of employers taking a tip credit from … [Read more...] about Restaurant Basics: What is the Tip Credit?
While the front of house is the face of a restaurant, back of house (BOH) employees contribute to the restaurant’s heart and soul. Oftentimes, though, these employees are overlooked unless an issue arises. In a recruiting market that is hard pressed to find reliable and experienced BOH staff, we are … [Read more...] about How to Retain BOH (Back of the House) Restaurant Employees
For many individuals, life’s unexpected challenges can bring forth obstacles to finding quality jobs and making a living. Certain job seekers in particular, including veterans, residents of low-income areas, recipients of TANF aid and ex-felons, face difficulty securing gainful employment. … [Read more...] about Become a WOTC Wiz: How Your Restaurant can benefit from Work Opportunity Tax Credits
In today’s world within the restaurant industry, it’s important to have Workers Compensation Insurance. It’s state-regulated and in the restaurant industry, it protects both you and your employee - your employee for insurance that covers on the job injuries and you from on the fines and penalties … [Read more...] about What is Workers Compensation Insurance?
It goes without saying that the restaurant industry thrives on tips. Although tip payouts are not required, it is a widely accepted norm in the U.S. that guests leave the server a percentage based on their total bill. Therefore, it’s no secret most servers in the restaurant industry rely greatly on … [Read more...] about What Restaurants Need to Know About Tip Pooling
Review your Handbooks With the New Year comes changes to legislation and specific legal updates at the federal, state and local level. Additionally, if your employee headcount has increased over the course of the year, you may now need to adhere to federal, state, and local laws that previously … [Read more...] about 2018 Year End HR Best Practices