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Will Cashless Become The New Standard At Restaurants?

Cash is still king for many businesses, but the trend of going cashless is growing, especially in the fast-casual segment of the restaurant industry.
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Foreign Language Workplace Materials Released By NY State

Last month, the state took an important step when The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) posted foreign language workplace materials online for employers and employees.
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Understanding This Month’s New York State Sexual Harassment Policy Deadline

Effective October 9, 2018, New York State law requires that all employers either adopt New York State’s model sexual harassment policy or a policy that meets or exceeds the State’s model policy and minimum standards.
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Alliance Teams With Bronx Restaurant Operators To Oppose Cuomo/NYS Proposal To...

As part of its on-going battle to protect New York State’s existing tip credit, The New York City Hospitality Alliance came to the Bronx to lend support to the local community’s efforts. 
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NYC Hospitality Alliance Tip Credit Rally Recap

The NYC Hospitality Alliance was proud to stand alongside a diverse coalition of 250 restaurateurs, tipped workers and advocates at our rally calling on Gov. Cuomo and the Department of Labor to save the tip credit!
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NY Compliance Legislation Passed To Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment

Last month, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a comprehensive package of legislation designed to strengthen New York City’s anti-sexual harassment policies and combat workplace sexual harassment.
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Restaurant Assistant Managers and Sous Chefs Lawsuits Are On The Rise

Now, a major source of litigation is Assistant Managers and Sous Chefs (who are often the “Assistant Managers” of the kitchen) alleging they are misclassified—are not really managers—and are entitled to overtime pay. In this no-win operating environment, restaurateurs would be well served to double check that their Assistant Managers and Sous Chefs actually pass the legal hurdles required to make them exempt managers under the law. 
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Have Your Voice Heard In The Battle to Keep the Tip...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appears to have no idea how difficult it is to run a profitable restaurant in New York. He has again raised the prospect of eliminating the tip credit in NY...