Post-Dispatch, Newspaper Association critical of DOL overtime rule
May 25
Featured News

In a May 22, 2016, editorial entitled, Obama’s overtime measure ignores reality of the American workplace, the Editorial Board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch criticizes the rule as an “unrealistic reaction to the problem of stagnating wages and a diminishing American middle class.”

MRA endorses telephone service provider
May 18
Featured NewsState

The Missouri Restaurant Association is pleased to announce our newest endorsed partner, Nexumi Communications. Nexumi is an internet based phone system providing a cutting edge, state of the art solution to your telephone needs.

MRA Legislative Victory
May 11
Featured NewsState NewsUncategorized

Conventions and tourism are a big deal. In fiscal 2015, their total economic impact on the Missouri economy was $15.9 billion according to a report by the Missouri Department of Tourism, which also noted 297,000 Missourians are directly employed by tourism-related businesses.

Passing of Manny Lopez
May 05
Featured NewsGreater Kansas City

The Kansas City restaurant, business, and civic community recently lost an iconic figure and friend. Restaurateur Manny Lopez passed away Friday, April 29 at his home, surrounded by his family.

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.

MRA endorses telephone service provider
May 18
Featured NewsState

The Missouri Restaurant Association is pleased to announce our newest endorsed partner, Nexumi Communications. Nexumi is an internet based phone system providing a cutting edge, state of the art solution to your telephone needs.

Facebook’s newest feature could be your new best friend
May 17
NEWSState

Dynamic Ads make advertising much easier, especially for e-commerce websites that sell multitudes of products. Without Dynamic Ads, advertisers would need to manually create ads and Website Custom Audience for each of their products. Dynamic Ads provide Facebook a product catalog and ad template that changes based on factors including viewing a product, but not buying.

MRA scholarships and giving back
May 11
Chapter NewsState

As final exams conclude this week at most colleges and universities, it is appropriate to think of the group of 49 students who received financial assistance during the past academic year as a recipient of a scholarship awarded by one of MRA’s affiliated chapters.

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.

MRA scholarships and giving back
May 11
Chapter NewsState

As final exams conclude this week at most colleges and universities, it is appropriate to think of the group of 49 students who received financial assistance during the past academic year as a recipient of a scholarship awarded by one of MRA’s affiliated chapters.

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.

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.

Lawmakers speak out on DOL overtime increase and more
May 03
Government Affairs

If the DOL's proposed changes to the overtime rule are finalized, the salary level dictating which employees must be paid overtime would dramatically increase. Currently, overtime pay is required under federal law for anyone earning below $23,660 a year. Under the DOL's proposal, that threshold would rise to $50,440 in 2016 and increase annually after that.

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).

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