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Lawmakers Introduce the DRIVE-Safe Act to Address Driver Shortage

Representatives Duncan Hunter (CA-50) and Trey Hollingsworth (IN–9), with support from the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) and the American Trucking Associations (ATA), introduced the DRIVE-Safe Act Wednesday, critical legislation that addresses the massive driver shortage affecting the movement of commerce in our country by promoting opportunity and enhanced safety training for emerging members of this growing workforce.

NLRB Overturns Obama-Era Joint-Employer Decision

The so-called “joint-employer” ruling was overturned by a U.S. labor board Thursday. In a 3-2 decision, the Republican controlled National Labor Relations Board reversed the standard it set in a 2015 case involving Browning-Ferris Industries Inc.

McCormick & Schmick’s Sued for Sexual Harassment

Five female workers filed a sexual harassment lawsuit Tuesday against upscale seafood chain McCormick & Schmick’s, alleging constant groping and verbal abuse from male supervisors and co-workers, including the executive chef, at the company’s restaurant near Faneuil Hall in Boston.

Petition Asks Target to Drop Mario Batali's Cookware Line

After four women accused celebrity chef Mario Batali of touching them inappropriately, a Care2 petition is calling on Target to drop his cookware line. The petition has gathered over 2,000 signatures.“The restaurant industry is notoriously an abusive workplace.

Tip Credits: Is the DOL’s 20 Percent Guidelines a Bridge Too Far?

When does a server stop being a server? According to the Department of Labor’s enforcement handbook, when servers spend more than 20 percent of their time on non-tip generating activities. Relying on that interpretation, courts have held that employers lose the benefit of the tip credit provision when servers spend in excess of 20 percent of their time on such activities.

Mario Batali Leaves Company Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Chef Mario Batali is taking a leave of absence from his company and TV show following accusations of habitual sexual harassment, which surfaced in an Eater New York story published Monday morning. According to the publication, at least four women accused the famed chef of inappropriately touching them during his time at the helm of his company, including groping their breasts and buttocks, among other claims.

Proposed DOL Rule Could Change Tip Pooling

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed a new tip pooling rule that would expand the number of employees eligible for tip pooling to include more back-of-house workers and potentially managers.

Shareholders Look to Stop Ruby Tuesday Deal

Claiming that the deal “significantly undervalues” Ruby Tuesday, a proposed class of Ruby Tuesday Inc. shareholders filed suit against the company and its impending sale in Tennessee federal court last week.

Winco Settles with San Jamar on Anti-Slip Cutting Boards

San Jamar has long been recognized as an industry leader in providing premium, innovative solutions for the foodservice industry that are smarter, safer, and more sanitary.In that spirit, San Jamar exercises its right to protect its’ image and provide products of the highest standard, for which San Jamar is known.

The Obama-Era Overtime Rule is Finished

The Obama-era overtime rule was struck down by a Texas federal judge Thursday, putting an end to a controversial and often-hotly contested rule that would have dramatically changed the way restaurants around the country conduct business.

NYC Hits the Brakes on Menu-Labeling Enforcement

New York City is doing something it isn’t exactly known for: Slowing down. The Big Apple reached an agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding the impending enforcement of the controversial menu-labeling law.