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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.

Domestic Shrimp Industry Scores Victory in Congressional Import Monitoring Program

On Thursday, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) added language to the FY2018 Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee bill to ensure that the Seafood Import Monitoring Program for shrimp is fully implemented on the same timeline with all other species.

Top Employment Law Myths Every Restaurant Owner Needs to Know

Owning and operating a successful restaurant requires compliance with a myriad of employment laws. Failing to comply with these laws can result in an expensive lesson. There are many employment law myths restaurant owners face in the context of overtime and minimum wage laws that can lead to serious consequences, but there are also steps that restaurant owners and managers can take to avoid those repercussions.

Will Trump Executive Order Boost Restaurant Jobs?

A new executive order from the Trump administration—issued Thursday and intended to scale back regulations and increase grant amounts for apprenticeship programs—could lead to an expanded restaurant workforce.

How to Prevent Accidents and the Lawsuits that Follow

Whether from spilled soda at the drink station, grease spots near the kitchen, or peanut shells carelessly tossed on the floor by the last customer, busy restaurants are at risk for a seemingly unlimited number of hazards—many of which are just lawsuits waiting to happen.

3 Ways to Avoid a Tip Pooling Lawsuit

The notion of servers, bartenders, cleaning staff, counter people, and others sharing tips is nothing new. It’s often a fair practice that will retain quality employees and build rapport amongst team members.

Innovative Coverage Concepts Launches Insurance for Restaurants

Innovative Coverage Concepts (ICC) is pleased to launch a new commercial umbrella insurance offering that will cover a broad range of restaurant and hospitality risks. The coverage will be available to upscale fine dining and casual dining establishments as well as upscale on-premises catering facilities.

American Shrimp Processors Association Supports Trump's New Buy America Executive Order

On April 18, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order to strengthen the Buy America component of the U.S. government’s procurement process. ASPA Executive Director Dr. David Veal made the following statement in support of the order:“President Trump’s Executive Order released on April 18 to strengthen our government’s Buy America program will create new jobs in the Gulf shrimp communities of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and across the country.

Are Your Employment Practices Setting You Up for a Discrimination Claim?

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently reached a settlement against a pizza restaurant franchisee with 31 locations in Florida for $140,000. Why? To answer that question we need to unpack the onboarding process and focus on the Employment Eligibility Verification form (the “Form I-9” or “I-9”).