Restaurant GMs have it rough when it comes to scheduling. Every week they have to follow exact labor laws and compliance rules, or it can cost them (and your operation) serious money.
Restaurant Labor Rules – Pop Quiz!
Q: If I’m a restaurant employee, and a week before I’m due to work a shift my manager moves that exact shift to a different day, am I owed extra money by my company?
A: I might be. In some locales, predictive scheduling regulations say that any change to my schedule, with insufficient notice, qualifies me for a schedule change premium (extra money).
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Q: If I work ’til close and then the next day I open, do I get extra pay for doing so?
A: It depends on the regulations in the locale where I work, and the length of time I was off between closing and opening. It could well be that I’m due a “clopening” premium (a payout for too little time off between closing and opening).
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Q: If I’m a minor, can I work as late on a Thursday as I do on a Saturday?
A: I can… but my employer might be subject to a fine! That’s because some locales have minor laws that treat school nights differently than weekend nights.
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The Best Answer
As local labor regulations change (and they’re changing fast!) it can be tough for GMs to keep them straight, so it’s incredibly important that your back office platform have robust labor rule features to keep track of those regulations for them.
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