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Chicago Tribune: New Overtime Pay Regulations Impact Local Toppers Pizza Locations
Chicago Tribune: New Overtime Pay Regulations Impact Local Toppers Pizza Locations

Toppers Pizza president Scott Gittrich warns that new overtime pay rules may force the brand to ditch its incentive-based structure for general managers.

With the recent release of new overtime pay regulations, the Chicago Tribune ran a story on the effects of the new rules on Chicago businesses. The Tribune spoke with Scott Gittrich, president of Toppers Pizza which has six Chicago locations, to hear more about how the brand plans to address the new labor law.
 
The article mentions that the new rules will mostly affect general managers, who currently earn some of their salary through merit-based incentives.
 
Gittrich told the Tribune that they might boost base salary, but would then have to reduce bonus potential, which might lower motivation brought on by the current incentive structure.
 
Alternatively, the rules might force a change in general managers' status to hourly, which would reduce autonomy and hurt work-life balance.
 
Said Gittrich, "I am at work right now and I am thinking about my kids. Should I punch out for dad time? You can't just do what two people think is right anymore.”

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