Working Lunch

Working Lunch: An update on tip credit

And why more raids are coming

Raids on 7-Eleven stores by U.S. Immigration and Customs agents signal an escalation by the federal government to target employers for hiring undocumented workers. The Align crew cautions all retailers and restaurant operators on the urgency of being compliant and why more raids are expected.

The team also discusses the tip credit fight. Servers trying to protect their tipped income are organizing and taking their case to Washington D.C. and around the country.

In other news, Democrats announced plans to highlight Trump’s labor policies to go after all Republicans during elections. Align covers the impact that might have on key races throughout America. Also, this week’s legislative scorecard includes updates on wages, paid leave and other labor issues.

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and non-profit organizations navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality.

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