With the upcoming federal overtime rule mandate taking effect on December 1, 2016, restaurant operators are preparing for the change and its side effects.
Restaurant Business spoke with many brand leaders who are raising managers' salaries above the new $47,476 cap for overtime eligibility or converting salaried roles to hourly.
At Famous Toastery, a growing brand with 15 locations, the regulations affect more than half of its corporate employees and their positions will become hourly. To help accurately track hours, the brand is considering integrating fingerprint technology into its POS system.
“We will have to make very clear that if you don’t check in and you don’t check out, you don’t get paid,” CEO and founder Robert Maynard told Restaurant Business.
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