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It has been estimated that about 20 percent of chefs, head cooks and cooks in the restaurant industry are undocumented immigrants.
Though not mandated to offer health care coverage to employees until 2016, restaurants with 50 or more full-time employees are still required to track data monthly throughout 2015.
Franchisors must clearly define their roles to exclude control over the terms and/or conditions of franchisee's employees.
The US government has stepped up its immigration enforcement efforts in recent years, and all employers -- not just large ones, or ones that employ non-citizens -- are at risk of failing an audit.
The focus on establishments that serve food items will become more prevalent as the number of people born with allergens continues to increase.
New nutritional policies offer a great opportunity for restaurants to partner with schools to deliver healthy menu options for students.
Fans, politicians are calling for a boycott of Burger King after company establishes Canadian headquarters.
The National Restaurant Association claims the decision will impede job creation and create 'big business.'
The NRA's EVP of Policy and Government Affairs provides an update, including an impending ruling on the FTE definition.
Competition is offering merchants new ways to accept payments and this will lower fees over time.
Currently, cooks and foodservice managers are capped in the Canadian Federal Trades stream. Caps will be removed from all streams with Express Entry, which launches Jan. 1.
The International Franchise Association has added two government relations and public policy professionals to its team. They include: Elizabeth Hays Taylor, most recently chief counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, will join IFA Dec.
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will delay the 2014 ethanol volume mandate, a move that will continue to affect commodities costs. The announcement was greeted with strong opposition from restaurant industry organizations. "We are disappointed that the...
Workers at Yank Sing restaurant were granted back pay for minimum wage, meal, rest period and other labor code violations.
Card companies will reduce credit card interchange fees over five years by about 10 percent.
The International Franchise Association will host a conference call Thursday to discuss the impact of the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel's recommendation that McDonald's Corp. and its franchisees be considered "joint employers." IFA President and CEO Steve Caldeira said...
Scott DeFife, EVP of Policy and Government Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, has once again been named a 2014 top lobbyist by "The Hill" newspaper. This is the sixth time DeFife has been selected by the publication for inclusion...
Returning to a traditional 40-hour definition would benefit employees through more hours and income, say trade organizations.
Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Lamar Alexander have introduced the National Labor Relations Board Act on the heels of the NLRB's decision ruling that McDonald's is culpable for wage theft accusations raised by its franchisee employees. In response,...
Franchise owners across a number of industries are in Washington, DC, today to voice their opposition to the recent National Labor Relations Board ruling against McDonald's that stated the company shares joint employer status with their franchiees. Because of the...
Russian courts have upheld the temporary closure of McDonalds' three units in Moscow.
New York Councilman Ben Kallos has introduced a bill that would set stricter nutrition standards for kids’ meals that come with toys.
The National Restaurant Association has announced a new alliance with Job Creators Network (JCN) effort to provide entrepreneurs and business leaders with tools to educate employees about public policy issues.
The National Restaurant Association announced in a press release that it is joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Asian American Hotel Owners Association, in an effort to stop the city of Seattle from raising the minimum wage.
The International Franchise Association has asked the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington to issue a preliminary injunction preventing the City of Seattle from raising its minimum wage. The IFA says the city's recently enacted law to...
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