No matter what, people have to eat. And restaurant employees will always be there to serve them.
There are over 7 million people employed in restaurants in the United States, a large percentage of whom work in fast food establishments. These jobs are often very transient, and the fact is that many fast food workers don’t realize that they have a number of rights under federal employment law.
Most large fast food restaurants are covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Any restaurant or fast food business with annual gross sales from one or more establishments that total at least $500,000 are subject to the FLSA.