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
American labor unions have been labeled many things over the years; from the support system for common interests of blue-collar workers to the bane of employer's existence. Over the last 70 years, the number of labor unions has decreased from 35 percent to 11 percent, with most unions existing in … [Read more...] about American Labor Unions – Laws and How To Protect Your Rights as An Employer