Create a Competitive Edge in Hiring with Paradox

In February, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that bars and restaurants added 286,000 jobs across the United States. As the weather warms up and consumers gain more confidence, many franchisees are making plans to ramp up their hiring. In a competitive market, those who connect with candidates the fastest may get the best…

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3 Proven Methods to Finding Hourly Employees in 2021 with Workstream

 Deep dive with Workstream on the top 3 methods franchisees can use to double the number of qualified job applicants for each opening posted. These proven methods can be implemented almost immediately and have been key success factors for countless hiring managers, especially during the coronavirus pandemic! In addition to detailing and explaining these…

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Training and Certifying Staff in a COVID World with Always Food Safe

Training new and existing employees is critical to successfully running your operation. Proper training can reduce turnover, improve performance, lower costs and heighten the safety of you staff and customers. With the restrictions of COVID, we are now forced to modify training and find other ways to get staff the necessary and required training. Most…

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Independent Joe #60 February/March 2020

Before the coronavirus worsened and jeopardized the 2020 baseball season, there was much discussion about the Houston Astros and the sign-stealing scandal that may have fueled their 2017 World Series Championship. Since the scandal broke, a number of people have lost their jobs, including the Astros manager and general manager, as well as the manager…

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Independent Joe #59 December 2019/January 2020

Each year at the turn of the calendar, we see an abundance of stories recapping the year that was. The Year in Review gives us a chance to review what has happened, what we’ve accomplished and where we’ve failed to reach our objectives over the past 12 months. Though generally vanilla and predictable, the Year…

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US 3rd Circuit Rules Franchisees are Employees!

In a deeply divided 2-1 decision, the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, sitting in Philadelphia, has ruled to certify a class action lawsuit against franchisor Jani-King of Philadelphia wherein the plaintiff franchisees contend they were wrongfully categorized as independent contractors  The plaintiffs argue that the control that the franchisor exercised over their day-to-day tasks…

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Employers Must Accommodate Transgender Employees

Right alongside EEOC, we have the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  Ostensibly charged with ensuring the safety of the nation’s workforce, OSHA responded to a request by the National Center for Transgender Equality by issuing a guidance advising employers that they must accommodate employees based on the gender with which the employee identifies.  Incredibly,…

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NLRB Authorizes Email Organizing

It was designed as a neutral agency that would ensure fair application of the nation’s labor laws, but the new focus of the National Labor Relations Board seems to be anything but.  Last week, in the first of a couple of egregious rulings, the agency decided by a 3 – 2 vote in a case…

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Fast Food Worker Strike

We’ve looked high and low for reports on the national food workers strike planned for yesterday, but we haven’t found much by way of reports on its success/failure.  We’ll keep looking, but in the meantime, QSR posted an interesting piece on what to expect from the strike activities. Read it here.

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