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Op-Ed: Restaurant Servers Can’t Live on $2.13 an Hour
www.takepart.com

The tipped minimum wage has been stagnant since 1996—and that needs to change.

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Tips: To insure promptitude | Atlanta Forward
blogs.ajc.com

By Rick Badie Does it bother you when restaurants automatically add a gratuity to your bill? Come Jan. 1, that may end at many establishments. An IRS ruling

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Automatic tips may be off the table
www.orlandosentinel.com

If you dine out in a big group, chances are you’ve had an automatic tip tacked on to your bill. That practice might soon go away. Orlando-based Darden Restaurants may drop automatic gratuities for tables of eight or more at its chains including Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse.

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Restaurant workers take revenge over social media
www.cbsnews.com

Restaurant staff and even owners shame customers, make tasteless jokes and otherwise cause themselves a world of trouble

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Restaurants Are Hiring More Part-Time Workers | WaiterPay.com
waiterpay.com

An interesting look at a rising trend,

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Supreme Court Rules Against Oakland Restaurant in AmEx Suit
www.eastbayexpress.com

It’s not every day that an Oakland restaurant headlines a Supreme Court ruling, but that’s what happened last Thursday when, with little fanfare, the court handed down its decision for American Express v. Italian Colors Restaurant. The case hinged on whether Italian Colors (2220 Mountain Blvd.) and several other restaurants could file a class-action suit […]

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Return of the Cocktail Culture
online.wsj.com

In his new documentary Hey Bartender, Douglas Tirola explores the revival of the cocktail culture, We asked the filmmaker to annotate a timeline devoted to the cocktail’s rise, fall and return.

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Restaurant Delivery Workers at Chop’t Restaurants Sue For Labor Violations | WaiterPay.com
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Delivery workers at Chop’t restaurants claim that their rights have been violated by the popular chopped salad restaurant which has ten locations in New York City.

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Waitresses Stuck at $2.13 Hourly Minimum for 22 Years
www.bloomberg.com

Gina Deluca says she was shocked when she moved to New Mexico from California and discovered that her hourly wage as a waitress fell to a federal minimum of $2.13. Her old state required at least $6.75 for all workers at the time.

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