DOL Overtime Rule Blocked
November 23
Featured News

In a Memorandum Opinion and Order handed down yesterday, the federal district court for the Eastern District of Texas granted an emergency motion for preliminary injunction to put a hold on the December 1, 2016, effective date for the U.S. Labor Department's Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees until the court can rule on the merits of two lawsuits challenging the rule itself.

DOL overtime rule effective date looms
November 21
Featured News

The U.S. Labor Department's final rule directing which salaried employees must receive time and a half overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a work week becomes effective December 1.

Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.70 on Jan. 1, 2017
November 21
Featured News

MO voters approve Taxpayer Protection Amendment
November 21
Featured News

Missouri voters indicated at the polls on November 8 they do not wish to pay new taxes on services. A statewide coalition, Missourians for Fair Taxation that included Missouri Restaurant Association backed the amendment to the Missouri Constitution.

Four states vote to increase minimum wage
November 21
Featured News

Voters in four states approved increases in their respective minimum wage at the polls this November. In two of the states, Arizona and Washington, employers must now provide paid sick leave.

2016 Restaurant Neighbor Award
November 02
BlogState

The prestigious Restaurant Neighbor Award was created through the joint efforts of American Express, the founding sponsor of the award, and the National Restaurant Association to recognize a select group of America’s restaurants that go above and beyond the call of duty in service to their local community.

A Call for Judges
November 02
BlogState

As we do every year, we are reaching out for help. We need judges for the Culinary Competition and the Management Competition. A required judges’ orientation will be held Thursday evening, February 16, at the Oasis.

Stopping workplace violence
August 19
NEWSState

“Over the years, incidents of workplace violence have increased,” Solomon said. “With that comes increased publicity and awareness and a desire to protect your employees and patrons. It is important you know how to keep them safe.”

FDA to align menu-labeling compliance, enforcement
December 06
National News

The Food and Drug Administration said it would publish a final rule extending the compliance date for the federal government’s menu labeling regulation to May 5, 2017. The extension now aligns the compliance date with the regulation’s enforcement date.

DOL issues final overtime rules
May 18
Government AffairsINDUSTRY NEWSNational News

Two clear examples of the industry’s influence in the rule are highlighted in the sections dealing with the “long” duties test and the bonuses. On the “long” duties test, the rule states that the “Department understands the concerns of employers and their advocates that prohibiting managers from ‘pitching-in’ could negatively affect the workplace.

New Scam Targeting HR And Payroll
April 11
National News

An unfortunate number of employers have recently fallen victim to a phishing scam that tricks them into disclosing highly sensitive employee information to unknown third parties.

Ask the Expert: Reduce Theft to Increase Profitability
October 26
Chapter News

Q: My business is busier than ever, yet my cash balance isn’t growing as I would expect it to. I’m concerned I’m out of touch with what could be happening around controls. I trust everyone, but need to dig a little deeper. Where do I start?

DOL’s Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees
October 20
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGovernment Affairs

In a Final Rule handed down on May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department or DOL) revised FLSA regulations defining the exemption from overtime pay for executive, administrative, and professional employees. These exceptions are commonly known as the “EAP” or “white collar” exemptions. To be exempt from overtime pay...

Participating Restaurants: 2016 Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-Out
September 30
Chapter NewsGreater St. Louis

The 2nd annual Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-Out will celebrate a legacy of service and provide scholarships to Greater St. Louis Area students. Participating St. Louis Area restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds from that day towards the scholarship fund.

New I-9 form is set for January
December 06
Government Affairs

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, published its new version of the form Nov. 14. Beginning Jan. 22, 2017, all U.S. employers must start using it.

DOL’s Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees
October 20
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGovernment Affairs

In a Final Rule handed down on May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department or DOL) revised FLSA regulations defining the exemption from overtime pay for executive, administrative, and professional employees. These exceptions are commonly known as the “EAP” or “white collar” exemptions. To be exempt from overtime pay...

Have you received a no-match letter from the IRS?
October 13
Government Affairs

Many restaurants are hearing that some Social Security numbers they submitted for employees and their dependents don’t match information in the IRS database. Employers filed their initial ACA-required reports with the IRS last spring, based on 2015 data.

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