Peter Romeo

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Operations

High-powered groups call on healthcare to set an example on sugary drinks

The American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics say hospitals and medical centers could change social norms by showcasing how they lead consumers to healthier beverages.

Workforce

Department of Labor proposes new overtime-pay exemption threshold of $35,308

The measure is expected to cost the foodservice industry tens if not hundreds of millions in additional overtime pay and prompt some operators to turn supervisory positions into hourly jobs.

Restaurant advocates argue that more than doubling the lowest pay rate would backfire, causing a loss of jobs.

The call for two weeks of paid time off for virtually all employees of foodservice operations and other businesses is drawing a spotlight.

The latest labor dynamics may surprise operators.

Fostering a connection with hourlies and managers can improve everything from kitchen safety to absenteeism and sales.

A new report from a federal watchdog details immigrants being served rotten meat and moldy bread.

The new legislation also extends the don’t ask-don’t get requirement of state law to grab-and-go places.

Chick-fil-A surveyed past beneficiaries of its tuition assistance program and found that 90% intend to keep working at the chain even after they earn a degree.

The nontraditional-siting pioneer died from injuries related to a botched robbery.

Paper versions would be provided only upon customer request.

But the data also indicate that more than one out of 10 adults—over 26 million—actually have an intolerance.

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