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10 legal issues for restaurant operators to watch

Article originally published by Nation’s Restaurant News

With the election of Donald Trump as president, labor-related stress that restaurant operators have experienced in recent months may soon relax. However, new federal, state and municipal regulations will impact operators in 2017. Regardless of federal policy, restaurants will face uncertainty when it comes to [...]

How overtime pay proposal could impact restaurants

Written by Jonathan Maze of Nation’s Restaurant News

Tens of thousands of additional restaurant workers and managers could become eligible for overtime pay under a new rule President Barack Obama proposed Monday that would double the threshold for overtime eligibility.

The rules could significantly impact the restaurant industry and operators’ labor costs. [...]

Minimum Wage Hike Could Impact Food Industry

Managing a restaurant comes with many challenges. In addition to managing daily operations, food service professionals are faced with difficulties surrounding new legislation regarding health care, nutrition labeling and now a potential increase in minimum wage rates.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Rep. George Miller (D-Calif) along with a restaurant owner and two [...]

Health Care Leading Industry Concern

Restaurant managers, owners, and industry professionals are faced with major concerns as 2013 gets underway. According to a recent survey from NRN.com, approximately 40 percent of survey respondents chose health care as the “top business concern for 2013.” Health care concerns were followed closely by concern over consumer spending, at 31 percent; anticipated [...]

Menu Nutritional Labeling Rule Date Set

The time for implementation is growing closer for the “Food Labeling: Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments,” as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law on March 23, 2010. The FDA’s rule requires nutrition labeling of standard menu items [...]

California operators prepare for menu labeling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 29, 2009) Chain restaurant operators throughout California said they are prepared to comply this week with the first phase of a state menu-labeling mandate, but many noted that preparation did not immediately include posting calories on menus and menu boards. Beginning Wednesday, July 1, chains with 20 units or more [...]