Declare Your Independence from Multiple HR and Payroll Systems: 5 Tips to Finding the Total Package
July 1, 2016
In today’s restaurants, HR and payroll technology plays an increasingly important role in effectively managing labor costs, mitigating compliance risk and streamlining operations.
FICA Tip Credit: Serving Up Savings
January 13, 2014
Owning a restaurant seems like a glamorous idea, or at least it did to me, but there’s more to running a restaurant than cooking good food and mingling with customers. In order to be a successful restaurateur you have to have a good grasp on the fundamentals on running your establishment. You have to meet customer demands, maintain inventory as well as staff and manage expenses.
What’s Next with the Affordable Care Act for the Retail and Restaurant Sectors?
August 19, 2013
The Affordable Care Act has left business owners scratching their heads on how they can manage a successful business while offering affordable coverage or paying substantial fines for non-compliance. Some industries are more vulnerable to health care reform than others, especially the retail and food services sector. The tumultuous task of monitoring employee’s hours, determining a standard measurement period, while also continuing to run a successful business remains a serious concern for those in industries that once relished its unique professional flexibility.
3 Ways to Increase Staff Morale at Your Restaurant
September 26, 2014
Anyone who has worked in the restaurant industry knows it is not always a picnic. I speak from experience! At the age of 14, I had to get a job and start paying all of my bills, minus room and board (thankfully, the bills were few because $5.25 an hour only goes so far). Surprisingly enough, running up and down a food line adding more lettuce and pickles was not as fun as it sounds. To succeed in such an industry takes many things, but one you simply cannot leave behind is enthusiasm.
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas … Vacation: Planning Corporate Holiday Schedules
December 23, 2013
It’s the most wonderful time of the year … and one of the busiest times for employee schedules. The Christmas season quickly can turn blue for both employees and companies when holiday vacations and paid time off (PTO) aren’t handled well. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require employers to provide paid federal holidays for employees — in fact, it doesn’t even bar companies from asking (or forcing) employees to work Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.
President Obama Reveals Increase in Minimum Wage for Federal Contract Workers
January 29, 2014
If you are an employer with federal government contracts, prepare to pay your employees a higher minimum wage on new contracts soon. President Barack Obama announced in a Jan. 28 White House fact sheet that he intends to issue an executive order in coming weeks requiring employers to pay contract workers at least $10.10 an hour, so price your future bids accordingly and anticipate additional guidance to ensure compliance.
Restaurants Treat Customers with Promotions
October 30, 2013
Are you a restaurant owner taking advantage of the holidays with a creative, marketing strategy? Halloween is the kick-off for such a time, bringing out the most creative promotions within the industry. For example, Sonic Drive-In locations promise “A Scary Good Deal”: 50-cent corn dogs for the entire day of Oct. 31. Currently, their boards […]