Hospitality Program Expands to Meet Employer Demand for Educated Workers
December 05
Featured NewsState

The University of Missouri has long been home to farm-to-table scholarship. Now Mizzou’s successful hospitality management program is getting a refresh to meet growing demand for employees with college education. MU has retooled its online bachelor of science in hospitality management to create more opportunities for students in the management of all hospitality sectors, particularly in conferences & events, food & beverage sites, lodging facilities, and sports venues.

Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.85 on Jan. 1, 2018
December 05
Featured NewsGovernment AffairsState

Missouri’s minimum wage is subject to change each year based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, commonly known as CPI-W.  In November, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the state minimum wage will increase 15 cents to $7.85 effective January 1, 2018. 

A Call for Judges
December 05
Featured NewsState

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 15, at the Oasis.  The competition begins at 7:00 a.m. on Friday and runs until 4:00 p.m. 

Yount Awarded Scholarships by Missouri Restaurant Association Chapters
October 06
Featured News

Missouri Restaurant Association recently announced that 2016 Clearwater High School graduate Nathan Yount had been awarded scholarships by the association’s Southeast Missouri and Greater St. Louis chapters. In receiving the awards, Nathan becomes part of the MRA scholarship class of 2017 – a group of 52 outstanding students from across the state.

Update on the Federal Overtime Rule
September 02
Featured NewsGovernment Affairs

The Justice Department told the court it would rethink the minimum salary a worker must make before he is deemed “managerial” and not eligible for overtime pay. The Trump administration said in a Texas court filing that it would rewrite an Obama-era rulemaking that dramatically expanded the number of workers covered by federal overtime rules.

Hospitality Program Expands to Meet Employer Demand for Educated Workers
December 05
Featured NewsState

The University of Missouri has long been home to farm-to-table scholarship. Now Mizzou’s successful hospitality management program is getting a refresh to meet growing demand for employees with college education. MU has retooled its online bachelor of science in hospitality management to create more opportunities for students in the management of all hospitality sectors, particularly in conferences & events, food & beverage sites, lodging facilities, and sports venues.

Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.85 on Jan. 1, 2018
December 05
Featured NewsGovernment AffairsState

Missouri’s minimum wage is subject to change each year based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, commonly known as CPI-W.  In November, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the state minimum wage will increase 15 cents to $7.85 effective January 1, 2018. 

A Call for Judges
December 05
Featured NewsState

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 15, at the Oasis.  The competition begins at 7:00 a.m. on Friday and runs until 4:00 p.m. 

ADA ‘Drive-By’ Lawsuits Target Hospitality Employers
May 23
National News

Across the country, plaintiffs’ attorneys are targeting restaurants, bars, and retail establishments to bring claims for technical violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It is not unusual for a single individual to file 200 to 300 ADA lawsuits in a relatively short period of time. Yet often this individual was never a patron of the targeted establishments.

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.

GKCRA pledges support to Hire KC Youth Program
March 09
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGreater Kansas City

Check out this awesome video from the folks at Hire KC Youth where they feature Kevin Timmons and the Kansas City Kitchen Cabinet. The Kitchen Cabinet has worked with Mayor Sly James to support his signature youth initiative and hire Kansas City youth over the summer.

Günter Hans Owner Lydia Melton  Named President of Mid-Missouri Restaurant Association
February 20
Chapter NewsMid-Missouri

Melton is an entrepreneur who opened her first bar at the age of 24. Having studied abroad in Belgium, she returned to find that many of the beers and treats she loved sampling while in Europe were unavailable

Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association assists local culinary program
February 09
Chapter NewsFeatured NewsGreater Kansas City

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association (GKCRA), in conjunction with the Kansas City Kitchen Cabinet, presented the DeLaSalle Education Center with new culinary equipment to support its ProStart® program on February 7. The equipment, valued at $2,200, was made possible through a grant from the GKCRA to support the next generation of culinary leaders.

Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.85 on Jan. 1, 2018
December 05
Featured NewsGovernment AffairsState

Missouri’s minimum wage is subject to change each year based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, commonly known as CPI-W.  In November, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the state minimum wage will increase 15 cents to $7.85 effective January 1, 2018. 

Update on the Federal Overtime Rule
September 02
Featured NewsGovernment Affairs

The Justice Department told the court it would rethink the minimum salary a worker must make before he is deemed “managerial” and not eligible for overtime pay. The Trump administration said in a Texas court filing that it would rewrite an Obama-era rulemaking that dramatically expanded the number of workers covered by federal overtime rules.

House won’t repeal debit swipe fee protections
June 01
Government Affairs

The Financial CHOICE Act, drafted by Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, initially sought to remove debit swipe fee protections. Originally passed as part of the Durbin Amendment in 2010, they provided relief to small businesses who’d been paying astronomical fees on every debit-card purchase a customer made.

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