May is Military Appreciation Month
April 27
Chapter NewsFeatured News

The restaurant industry has always recognized that skills learned while serving in the armed forces are good predictors of success in the industry. Veterans employed in restaurants hold management positions at nearly twice the rate of non-veterans in the industry.

Contact Your Federal Lawmakers: DOL Overtime Rules
April 13
Featured NewsGovernment Affairs

Employers should now anticipate release of the final rule by May 16 and an effective date of 60 days after that. The reason the timeline has been sped up is likely contained in a recent report from the Congressional Research Service, a branch of the Library of Congress, entitled, “Agency Final Rules Submitted After May 16, 2016, May be Subject to Disapproval in 2017 Under the Congressional Review Act.”

MRA delegation prepares for trip to Washington
April 06
Featured News

An MRA delegation will be in Washington, D.C. on April 12 and 13 to speak with members of Congress. The Washington trip is part of the National Restaurant Association’s Annual Public Affairs Conference. The 2016 MRA group will include eight of your fellow members, with over 100 years combined experience speaking with federal lawmakers about issues of importance to the restaurant industry

GKCRA assists 2016 Missouri ProStart® championship teams
March 30
Featured News

For ProStart® educators Jacqueline Wilson of Lake Career & Technical Center and Becky Bright of Parkway North High School the thrill of watching their students earn first place in the Missouri ProStart culinary and management competitions, respectively, gave way to thoughts of an additional challenge.

MRA 2016 Buyers Guide of Allied Members
March 23
Featured News

The 2016 edition of MRA’s Buyers Guide of Allied Members was recently published. This annual publication contains a listing of our members that sell products and services to the restaurant industry. The Buyers Guide is proudly presented each year to promote MRA’s allied members who generously support our Association.

Tips for Your Website’s Accessibility
April 27
State

Although there are no legally-binding rules or regulations, the DOJ has been pressuring businesses to comply with the “voluntary” Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. It is intended to make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations and limited movement.

11 resources to recruit, retain and build a star workforce
April 27
State

Discover ideas to recruit, retain and develop stellar employees. Top training and HR execs share ideas, anecdotes and innovations in 11 workforce engagement sessions at the NRA Show. Join us May 21 through 24 in Chicago to take ideas to train, advance and motivate your team.

Know your clientele before drastic changes
April 18
State

With higher costs coming around the country related to higher minimum wages, increases in overtime pay, insurance and other areas, restaurant owners may think the answer is to overhaul pricing or introduce items with larger margins in order to offset the higher costs of operation.

New Scam Targeting HR And Payroll
April 11
National News

An unfortunate number of employers have recently fallen victim to a phishing scam that tricks them into disclosing highly sensitive employee information to unknown third parties.

Department of Labor stepping up enforcement efforts
April 06
Government AffairsNational NewsNEWS

One of the industries the DOL has recently targeted for investigation is the restaurant industry. Common areas for DOL review in the restaurant industry include application of the tip credit, compliance with tip pooling regulations, payment of the minimum wage and overtime and the employment of minors.

How good are we at gender diversity?
March 29
National News

"The best thing about this industry is it's one of opportunity. People can start out in the dish room or as a server or manager, and they can work their way up. There aren't a lot of industries where that can still happen."

May is Military Appreciation Month
April 27
Chapter NewsFeatured News

The restaurant industry has always recognized that skills learned while serving in the armed forces are good predictors of success in the industry. Veterans employed in restaurants hold management positions at nearly twice the rate of non-veterans in the industry.

31st Annual Taste of Mid-Missouri
February 10
Chapter NewsColumbia/Mid-Missouri

You’ll sample delectable bites from over 30 area restaurants, with a variety of delicious beverages from our many local distributors, all in the comfort of Mizzou’s University Club in the Alumni Center. Parking is available across the street at the Turner Avenue garage.

5 tips for food service during winter emergencies
January 27
Chapter NewsState

During extreme weather events, make sure you're prepared for an emergency that could alter business practices. Here are five useful safety tips...

Your 1095s are due to the IRS soon
April 27
Government Affairs

If you employed an average of 50 or more full-time employees (including full-time-equivalent employees) in 2015, or if you offered a self-funded health insurance plan last year, deadlines are quickly approaching for you to file new forms with the IRS under the health care law: Forms 1095-B (Health Coverage) and Forms 1095–C (Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage).

Overtime tops Public Affairs Conference agenda
April 19
Government Affairs

Nearly 600 members attended this year’s event, which focused primarily on the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the overtime rule, efforts by the National Labor Relations Board to redefine the joint-employer standard, tax reform, and over-regulation in general.

Contact Your Federal Lawmakers: DOL Overtime Rules
April 13
Featured NewsGovernment Affairs

Employers should now anticipate release of the final rule by May 16 and an effective date of 60 days after that. The reason the timeline has been sped up is likely contained in a recent report from the Congressional Research Service, a branch of the Library of Congress, entitled, “Agency Final Rules Submitted After May 16, 2016, May be Subject to Disapproval in 2017 Under the Congressional Review Act.”

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