Combine flexible working with free instant pay – 7shifts and Clair team up to redefine how restaurant workers in America get paid

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–7shifts, an intuitive employee scheduling and management software designed for the restaurant industry, announced a partnership with Clair, a New York-based, mission-driven digital banking platform. Together, they will offer free pay-as-you-go to restaurant staff across America. Clair On-Demand Pay is now available to more than 230,000 restaurant workers across the country who use 7shifts every day. New companies will soon be able to take advantage of this benefit for employees as well.

Last February, 7shifts raised $80 million in Series C funding led by Softbank. This follows a year of explosive growth as restaurants leveraged the 7shifts platform to drive staff retention and operational efficiencies in the face of COVID19-related workforce challenges.

Whole, Clair and 7shifts recognize the changes that restaurant workers are looking for, such as flexible hours and flexible pay.

Among the industries hardest hit by the pandemic are restaurants and hospitality. While unemployment has risen to 3.8%, the restaurant sector still has an unemployment rate well above normal. But it’s not because there aren’t any vacancies.

The pandemic has exposed many of the issues employees have with the current work culture, and flexibility is at the forefront of these changes.

“By coming together, Clair and 7shifts are helping to offer both flexible hours and real-time payment, helping restaurants stand out and deliver the benefits today’s workforce is looking for. “, shared Nico Simko, co-founder and CEO of Clair.

With a shared mission of improving the employee experience, the partnership between Clair and 7shifts was the perfect fit.

We have seen with our own eyes the impact of the pandemic on this industry. Understand what is important to restaurant workers things like flexibility, access to real-time payroll these are ways to revitalize the industry. Not only bringing people back, but also showing that this is an industry in which you can build a career,” says Jordan Boesch, CEO of 7shifts, Partnering with Clair means a step forward in the fight against the financial inequality that the locking of earned wages behind a paywall can cause.

Clair On-Demand Pay integrates directly into the 7shifts ecosystem to automatically calculate pay for the day, which can be advanced instantly to employees when they need it for free. It reduces administrative headaches for managers and boosts financial security for staff, making it an easy win-win for attracting and retaining a top quality team.

Innovative advancements in HR technology are helping employers support and educate their staff in generous new ways. Benefits like pay-as-you-go provide relief to financially challenged employees and help foster a more productive, focused, and loyal workforce.

“Clair is working as a basic support for me right now. It’s really nice to have an app that shows you after taxes how much money you’ve made in your hourly pay. It helps me to always keep a length ahead of my own finances,” shared Chloe, a server who uses 7shifts at her job.

Restaurant planning tools make it easier for restaurants to give employees the lifestyle they want. All of this contributes to happier employees who want to stay for the long haul.

About 7 teams

Founded in Saskatoon, Canada in 2014, with offices in Toronto and New Jersey, 7shifts simplifies team management, one team at a time. It is used and trusted by over 700,000 foodservice professionals in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. More than a planning platform, 7shifts provides an end-to-end platform to help restaurateurs improve their operational performance. To learn more or to register for free, visit or find us on LinkedIn or Instagram.

About Claire

Clair is a New York-based, mission-driven digital banking platform that breaks the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle by providing free on-demand payment to the American workforce. Clair seamlessly integrates with human capital and workforce management platforms and improves the overall employee experience. For more information, visit or find us on LinkedIn or YouTube.

Maria D. Ervin