Topics: Labor

Stop Now And Ask Yourself These Twenty Vendor Check-In Questions

I recently had the pleasure of attending one of our members’ manager’s meeting. I was really impressed by what the organization is doing to take care of each and every customer who enters their property. The focus on the customer through the execution of basic guest service fundamentals was awesome. Conversations at the meeting reminded me of the importance of a solid vendor check-in procedure. I think many locations struggle with this. In the NATSO Truckstop and Travel Plaza Training Manual we spell out the entire vendor check in procedure. For those of you that have yet to purchase it, I thought it was worthwhile to pose some vendor check-in related questions for you to consider. More

How NLRB's McDonald's Ruling Could Affect Franchise Relationships

The National Labor Relations Board’s recent ruling that McDonald’s can be held liable for labor violations by its franchise operators could have significant ramifications for businesses on both ends of a franchise relationship if upheld by the courts. More

NLRB Ruling Makes Franchisors Liable for Franchisee Labor Practices

The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board ruled July 29 that McDonald’s is the joint employer of its franchisees’ employees, making the company liable for labor and wage violations by its franchise operators and easing the way for unionizing nationwide. More

Iced Coffee Research

Each day iced coffee is consumed by roughly 30 million adult Americans and this once-novelty coffee beverage has seen modest growth in the past two years, now appearing on the menu in 74% of quick serve restaurants and 60% of casual dining facilities. More

Coalition Urges NLRB to Withdraw Elections Rule

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace (CDW), of which NATSO is a member, urged the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to withdraw its proposed rule regarding union elections arguing that it will create significant election challenges for employers without achieving the Board’s intended goal. More

Minimum Wage Increase Vote Imminent in Senate

The Senate is expected to move forward with a vote to raise the Federal minimum wage. Sen. Tom Harkin's (D-IA) legislation titled the Minimum Wage Fairness Act, S. 1737, would increase the Federal minimum wage for employees to $10.10 an hour and tie future minimum wage increases to inflation. The legislation also calls for a significant increase in the cash wage for tipped employees. More

How to Dilute the Value of a Dollar: A Frank Discussion on Offering Medical Insurance to Your Employees

Some employers are so tired of ever-increasing health insurance costs that they are ready to throw in the towel. The advent of the mandated Health Insurance Exchanges (Marketplaces) developed through passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act permit anyone to buy insurance, even if they are unhealthy. More

Labor Department Delays Issuing Persuader Rule

The Department of Labor on March 7 said it would not meet its March deadline for issuing the final Persuader rule, which would limit ways in which employers can communicate with their employees as they decide whether to unionize. More

Health Law Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2016

The Obama Administration late yesterday announced a second delay of the employer mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Employers with 50 to 99 employees will be given until 2016 to provide insurance coverage for their workers. More

Minimum Wage Increases, Transportation Taxes Take Effect in 2014

As 2014 gets underway, close to 40,000 state laws passed in 2013 are going into effect, the National Conference of State Legislatures reported. Legislation taking effect includes measures on everything from minimum wage to human trafficking. More

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