FICA Tip Credit Can Save a Restaurant Thousands in Taxes
January 11
Featured News

MRA reminds restaurants to take advantage of the FICA Tip Credit. Available only to owners of food and beverage establishments, it can save a restaurant owner thousands of dollars per year.

A Call for Judges
January 04
Featured News

As we do every year, we are reaching out for help. We need judges for the Culinary Competition and the Management Competition. Travel expenses, hotel accommodations, and lunch will be provided courtesy of the Missouri Restaurant Association.

Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor on behalf of the Industry
January 04
BlogFeatured News

Missouri Restaurant Association regularly communicates with the media on behalf of the restaurant industry. Such was the case around the holidays this year. To keep you better informed, MRA is including two recent submissions for your consideration.

Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.70 on Jan. 1, 2017
December 30
Featured News

In November, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the state minimum wage will increase 5 cents to $7.70 effective January 1, 2017.

Win a getaway trip to sunny Arizona
December 21
Featured News

The Restaurant Advocacy Fund relies on contributions from those who work within and are associated with the restaurant industry. Donating to RAF helps ensure we retain the leadership and financial resources necessary to influence the public policy process.

2016 Restaurant Neighbor Award
November 02
BlogState

The prestigious Restaurant Neighbor Award was created through the joint efforts of American Express, the founding sponsor of the award, and the National Restaurant Association to recognize a select group of America’s restaurants that go above and beyond the call of duty in service to their local community.

A Call for Judges
November 02
BlogState

As we do every year, we are reaching out for help. We need judges for the Culinary Competition and the Management Competition. A required judges’ orientation will be held Thursday evening, February 16, at the Oasis.

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.”

FDA to align menu-labeling compliance, enforcement
December 06
National News

The Food and Drug Administration said it would publish a final rule extending the compliance date for the federal government’s menu labeling regulation to May 5, 2017. The extension now aligns the compliance date with the regulation’s enforcement date.

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.

Ask the Expert: Reduce Theft to Increase Profitability
October 26
Chapter News

Q: My business is busier than ever, yet my cash balance isn’t growing as I would expect it to. I’m concerned I’m out of touch with what could be happening around controls. I trust everyone, but need to dig a little deeper. Where do I start?

DOL’s Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees
October 20
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGovernment Affairs

In a Final Rule handed down on May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department or DOL) revised FLSA regulations defining the exemption from overtime pay for executive, administrative, and professional employees. These exceptions are commonly known as the “EAP” or “white collar” exemptions. To be exempt from overtime pay...

Participating Restaurants: 2016 Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-Out
September 30
Chapter NewsGreater St. Louis

The 2nd annual Scott Knopfel Memorial Dine-Out will celebrate a legacy of service and provide scholarships to Greater St. Louis Area students. Participating St. Louis Area restaurants will donate a portion of their proceeds from that day towards the scholarship fund.

New I-9 form is set for January
December 06
Government Affairs

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, published its new version of the form Nov. 14. Beginning Jan. 22, 2017, all U.S. employers must start using it.

DOL’s Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees
October 20
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGovernment Affairs

In a Final Rule handed down on May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department or DOL) revised FLSA regulations defining the exemption from overtime pay for executive, administrative, and professional employees. These exceptions are commonly known as the “EAP” or “white collar” exemptions. To be exempt from overtime pay...

Have you received a no-match letter from the IRS?
October 13
Government Affairs

Many restaurants are hearing that some Social Security numbers they submitted for employees and their dependents don’t match information in the IRS database. Employers filed their initial ACA-required reports with the IRS last spring, based on 2015 data.

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