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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. [...]

White House chef takes “unique” policymaking role

Sam Kass worked as the Obamas’ personal chef in Chicago for two years before becoming assistant White House chef and food initiative coordinator. In addition to cooking most of the first family’s meals, Kass attends semimonthly meetings to help plan childhood food policies alongside senior aides. Former White House chef Walter Scheib calls [...]