Wearing a uniform is sometimes an important aspect of an employee’s job. It identifies them as being a member of your service team, and it helps to promote your restaurant’s brand and enhance your reputation. Who is responsible for the cost of purchasing a uniform, and what are the requirements in terms of paying for them?
When you have employees who sometimes work longer than a regular eight-hour shift – a shift of at least 10 hours – employers are required to pay them for an extra hour. This is known as the ‘spread of hours’ pay rule. It can get a bit confusing, so here are the basics you need to know.
Running a successful restaurant is a lot like putting on a huge Broadway production – every single day! The stage, the props, the players, the lights and music; there are a million details. In your case, there’s the food and drink, hosts and hostesses, the servers and the kitchen crew. And you never know how many patrons will show up. That’s why when it comes to employee payroll, you don’t need any more surprises.