Senate Republicans block minimum wage bill

The Obama Administration's objective to raise the minimum wage to $10.10, from its current $7.25, hit a major road bump Wednesday as Senate Republicans voted to block the bill. The measure needed 60 votes to pass, but received a vote...

Facial detection time clock app launched

Timesly has launched a facial detection time clock app for iPad, allowing employees to clock in or out of work by snapping their photo using Timesly's proprietary FaceCheck technology. According to a news release, the app is now available for...

Restaurant Association releases customer service training video

The National Restaurant Association has released three new DVDs that offer best practices in dealing with harassment and discrimination, customer service training, and a guide on the use of social media. According to a news release, the DVDs were created...

WhenToManage software adds social networking app for restaurants

WhenToManage, a provider of cloud-based software for the restaurant industry, has introduced Flow, a social networking tool that allows employees to share ideas, comments and files in real-time, from their desktop, tablet or smartphone. According to a company news release,...

Coca-Cola donates $420K for NRAEF's student training programs

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation has received a $420,000 donation from The Coca-Cola Company to support NRAEF's various training programs in 2014, such as ProStart. Throughout the past 10 years, The Coca-Cola Company has donated more than $7.5 million...

Free webinar teaches restaurant operators how to cash in on tax credits

The free webinar, "Cash in on Hiring Tax Credits: How to get $1,200 back for 1 out of every 5 new hires," hosted this week by FastCasual.com and PeopleMatter, is now available for download. The hour-long webinar taught restaurant operators...

Restaurant industry surpasses pre-recession employment peak

More than six years after the start of the Great Recession, the number of private sector jobs finally surpassed its pre-recession peak in March, according to preliminary figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The private sector added a net...

Congress votes to bring 'full-time' definition back to 40 hours

The U.S. House of Representatives voted today in favor of H.R.

Hourly wages for summer 2014 foodservice jobs expected to be $10.43

Snagajob has announced results from its 2014 Summer Hiring Survey of 250 employers responsible for hiring hourly employees in the retail, hospitality and foodservice industries. According to a news release, 39 percent of the respondents represent large companies of more...

NRA: Tipped employees among highest-paid in restaurants

In response to President Obama's call for a higher minimum wage for tipped employees, the National Restaurant Association said "tipped employees are among the highest-paid in the establishment." A White House report released Wednesday asked Congress to raise this specific...

NY Domino's franchisees settle wage theft suit

A group of New York Domino's franchisees will pay $448,000 to settle a wage theft suit brought forth by delivery workers who claimed they were paid below the tipped minimum wage, were not paid for overtime hours, and were not...

Fastcasual.com hosting webinar on tax credits for new hires

FastCasual.com is presenting a free webinar, "Cash in on Hiring Tax Credits: How to get $1,200 back for 1 out of every 5 new hires," along with PeopleMatter at 1 p.m. EDT, April 8. The hour-long webinar will cover tax deadlines, as well as how restaurant operators can take advantage of hiring tax credits.

Gatti's Pizza testing new employee incentive software

Gatti's Pizza has partnered with YouEarnedIt, an employee recognition software provider, to retain its best employees and encourage a positive company culture, according to a news release. Last month, Gatti's Pizza partnered with its Round Rock franchise partner, Gatti's Management...

Pi Pizzeria employees to make $10.10 an hour

Chris Summers, cofounder of Pi Pizzeria restaurants in St. Louis, announced Wednesday that he will begin paying his employees $10.10. According to Fox 2 Now, Summers was joined by St.

Recruitment business, consulting firm partner to form one-stop shop for restaurant owners

Patrice & Associates, a recruiting partner in the restaurant industry, announced today its new partnership with consulting firm, One Management Solutions, according to a company press release. Through the two companies' work together, Patrice & Associates will take responsibility for...

CFOs, chain restaurants council caution against minimum wage hike

The divide over the minimum wage seems to be growing deeper, with employees staging strikes across the country in favor of an increase, and U.S. CFOs cautioning against such a move. In a new Global Business Outlook survey released by...

Domino's plans hiring spree in Washington market

Domino's Pizza aims to hire 500 new employees across 79 stores in the Western Washington region as part of its Regional Hiring Day March 26. According to a company news release, all of the new positions are for delivery drivers,...

Hospitality job openings reach a 6-year high

New figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' JOLTS program show that job openings in the restaurants-and-accommodations sector reached a 6-year high in January. According to a news release from the National Restaurant Association, there were 534,000 job openings at...

Staffing agency realigns services to cater to restaurants

Patrice & Associates announced today a new initiative to better align its management staffing services with the restaurant industry. The new program aims to reflect the growing expectations of restaurant ownership and consumers, Patrice Rice, president and founder of Patrice...

Restaurant industry adds net 21K jobs in February

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week that the U.S. economy added a net 175,000 jobs in February, up from 84,000 in December and 129,000 in January. According to the National Restaurant Association's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy, the restaurant...

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