MRA Members Step Up Again
September 15
Featured News

The Kansas City Royals game on August 10 raised money for the NRA’s Restaurant PAC which helps elect the best federal candidates. The St. Louis Cardinals game on August 23 supported the MRA PAC which contributes to pro-business candidates on the state and local levels.

GKCRA offers specially-priced ServSafe Manager classes on October 20.
September 01
Featured NewsGreater Kansas City

Commenting on the addition of the Spanish class this year, GKCRA President James Eddy of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen stated, “The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association is committed to enabling the success and inclusion of all who seek opportunity within our industry.

Additional DOL overtime seminars announced
September 01
Chapter NewsColumbia/Mid-MissouriFeatured NewsJoplin/SouthwestSpringfield/Branson

Effective December 1, 2016, salaried employees earning less than $47,476 annually, or $913 per week, must receive time-and-a-half overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a workweek. Employers must have a plan in place well in advance of the effective date.

GKCRA to present DOL overtime seminar
September 01
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGreater Kansas City

Kansas City area restaurants, hotels, and other businesses can learn the details of upcoming changes to federal overtime law recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor at an upcoming seminar to be presented by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association.

Tips for dealing with DOL’s salaried overtime rule
August 16
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsUncategorized

In the interest of doing our utmost to help you prepare for this sea change in federal labor law, MRA now presents a list of tips for dealing with the Department’s Final Rule, handed down on May 18, 2016.

Stopping workplace violence
August 19
NEWSState

“Over the years, incidents of workplace violence have increased,” Solomon said. “With that comes increased publicity and awareness and a desire to protect your employees and patrons. It is important you know how to keep them safe.”

Cut costs while doing social good
July 25
State

Donating surplus food does more than divert waste from landfills. It helps disadvantaged members of your community, provides tax savings to your business and helps restaurants better manage their businesses.

Social Media Metrics at Your Fingertips
July 19
StateUncategorized

Analyze what content garners the best engagement from your target markets so that you can focus your time crafting media that earns more engagement. As a result, your social media channel(s) will help engage your clientele towards overall brand recognition, and better yet, brand participation.

DOL issues final overtime rules
May 18
Government AffairsINDUSTRY NEWSNational News

Two clear examples of the industry’s influence in the rule are highlighted in the sections dealing with the “long” duties test and the bonuses. On the “long” duties test, the rule states that the “Department understands the concerns of employers and their advocates that prohibiting managers from ‘pitching-in’ could negatively affect the workplace.

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.

2016 Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-Out
September 13
Chapter NewsGreater St. Louis

“A scholarship fund will allow deserving students to pursue a dream is something Scott would have supported whole-heartedly, It is It is consistent with the manner in which Scott lived his life. We can’t express our appreciation enough to Bart Saracino and the Missouri Restaurant Association.”

Additional DOL overtime seminars announced
September 01
Chapter NewsColumbia/Mid-MissouriFeatured NewsJoplin/SouthwestSpringfield/Branson

Effective December 1, 2016, salaried employees earning less than $47,476 annually, or $913 per week, must receive time-and-a-half overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a workweek. Employers must have a plan in place well in advance of the effective date.

GKCRA to present DOL overtime seminar
September 01
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGreater Kansas City

Kansas City area restaurants, hotels, and other businesses can learn the details of upcoming changes to federal overtime law recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor at an upcoming seminar to be presented by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association.

Congress is trying to raise your debit card fees
September 12
Government Affairs

We're telling Congress: “Our members fought vigorously to achieve debit swipe fee reform six years ago, and we are categorically opposed to its repeal. These critical reforms continue to bring...

Repealing Debit Swipe-Fee Reform Would Increase Costs to Consumers
June 28
Government Affairs

Given the ongoing and rough transition to EMV or chip cards and the corresponding explosion in chargebacks for restaurants, removing limits on debit swipe fees is a step in the wrong direction for consumers and restaurants alike

FDA sets voluntary sodium targets for restaurants
June 06
Government Affairs

The Food and Drug Administration is looking to reduce the amount of sodium Americans consume by encouraging restaurants, foodservice operators and manufacturers to meet “voluntary targets” in 150 categories of food over the next 10 years.

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