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Update on the Federal Overtime Rule
2 Aug
2017
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Update on the Federal Overtime Rule »

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.

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House won’t repeal debit swipe fee protections
1 Jun
2017
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House won’t repeal debit swipe fee protections »

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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Lawmakers seek joint-employer delay
12 Apr
2017
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Lawmakers seek joint-employer delay »

Fifty-seven legislators sent a letter April 5 to Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, chairman of the House Appropriations subcommittee on Labor, and ranking member Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., asking them to include language in the Labor-HHS 2018 budget that would put a one-year hold on this “harmful and confusing new definition of joint employers.”

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MRA Legislative Day a huge success
6 Apr
2017
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MRA Legislative Day a huge success »

Missouri Restaurant Association partners from across the state gathered in Jefferson City on April 4 for the annual MRA Legislative Day. Greg Hunsucker, owner of V’s Italiano Ristorante in Independence and chairman of MRA’s Government Relations and Public Policy Committee, welcomed attendees to the breakfast briefing and stressed the importance of MRA’s involvement in the legislative process.

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MRA chapters co-sponsor NAACP events in Jefferson City
22 Feb
2017
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MRA chapters co-sponsor NAACP events in Jefferson City »

The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association and the Greater St. Louis Restaurant Association, supported by the Kitchen Cabinet programs in those areas, co-sponsored the NAACP’s 2017 Legislative Day at the Capitol and the celebration of African American History Month. The event was held February 17 in Jefferson City. Governor Eric Greitens gave the keynote address.

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IRS extends ACA reporting deadline
15 Feb
2017
Written by MRA

IRS extends ACA reporting deadline »

The Internal Revenue Service extended the deadline for some information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act, but it's still right around the corner!

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New I-9 form is set for January
6 Dec
2016
Written by MRA

New I-9 form is set for January »

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.

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DOL’s Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees
20 Oct
2016
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DOL’s Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees »

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...

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Have you received a no-match letter from the IRS?
13 Oct
2016
Written by MRA

Have you received a no-match letter from the IRS? »

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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Congress is trying to raise your debit card fees
12 Sep
2016
Written by MRA

Congress is trying to raise your debit card fees »

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...

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