Does your organization automatically add “tips” for certain services—for example, parties of six or more in your restaurant?
A recent verdict from a federal jury in Baltimore, Maryland demonstrates the importance of having a well-drafted, widely disseminated, and consistently enforced policy that prohibits discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
One reason that the franchise method of doing business appeals to so many is that, if used correctly, both parties operate with some freedom. A franchisor usually can expand its brands and system at a lower capital cost than by company-owned growth, and can teach its business methods but is independent.
Imagine this: you have recently learned that a group of your employees have been posting negative comments about your business on Facebook.
On July 12, 2012, restaurant associations filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on behalf of restaurants and their employees who share in tips and participate in tip pools.
The extent to which the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to the Internet has for years been an important question for web site owners and operators large and small.
On September 12, 2011, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 123698, which created a new chapter in the Seattle Municipal Code (“SMC”).