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Overtime tops Public Affairs Conference agenda
19 Apr
2016
Written by MRA

Overtime tops Public Affairs Conference agenda »

Nearly 600 members attended this year’s event, which focused primarily on the Department of Labor’s proposed changes to the overtime rule, efforts by the National Labor Relations Board to redefine the joint-employer standard, tax reform, and over-regulation in general.

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Contact Your Federal Lawmakers: DOL Overtime Rules
13 Apr
2016
Written by MRA

Contact Your Federal Lawmakers: DOL Overtime Rules »

Employers should now anticipate release of the final rule by May 16 and an effective date of 60 days after that. The reason the timeline has been sped up is likely contained in a recent report from the Congressional Research Service, a branch of the Library of Congress, entitled, “Agency Final Rules Submitted After May 16, 2016, May be Subject to Disapproval in 2017 Under the Congressional Review Act.”

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Department of Labor stepping up enforcement efforts
6 Apr
2016
Written by MRA

Department of Labor stepping up enforcement efforts »

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.

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MRA Holds Legislative Day 2016
16 Mar
2016
Written by MRA

MRA Holds Legislative Day 2016 »

MRA members from across the state gathered in Jefferson City on March 15 for our annual MRA Legislative Day. Few restaurateurs realize the resources the Association commits to the effective representation of the industry before the state legislature. Fewer still understand the importance.

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Menu labeling delayed again
14 Mar
2016
Written by MRA

Menu labeling delayed again »

The agency issued a statement March 9 indicating federal menu-labeling requirements will not be enforced until one year after the FDA publishes its final guidance on the rule. The menu-labeling requirement was part of the health care law President Obama signed into law in 2010.

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Why you should care about digital accessibility now
14 Mar
2016
Written by MRA

Why you should care about digital accessibility now »

Don’t overlook your website, mobile apps and digital communications when it comes to accommodating guests with disabilities. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act might have broader-reaching implications for your restaurant than your brick-and-mortar facility.

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Educate workers about valuable tax credits
22 Feb
2016
Written by MRA

Educate workers about valuable tax credits »

Get the word out to employees and customers who could benefit from the Earned Income and the Child Tax credits, which reduce the amount of income tax workers owe. Workers who don't make enough money to owe taxes can still qualify for the credit, but they must file tax returns to claim the credits.

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Attend MRA Legislative Day on March 15
11 Feb
2016
Written by MRA

Attend MRA Legislative Day on March 15 »

MRA members from across the state will be in Jefferson City on March 15 for the association’s Annual Legislative Day. Although MRA maintains a presence at the Capitol on each day the Missouri legislature is in session, this is the day where we join force in the largest numbers to speak to our state legislators about matters of particular importance to Missouri restaurants.

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How will tax changes provide more certainty for restaurants?
4 Jan
2016
Written by MRA

How will tax changes provide more certainty for restaurants? »

The NRA and its members have been working for years to secure Congress’s support for many of the provisions in this legislation. By making important tax credits and deductions permanent or by extending them for longer periods, Congress has finally ended a year-by-year "tax extenders" process.

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Restaurant job growth firm despite tighter labor market
8 Dec
2015
Written by MRA

Restaurant job growth firm despite tighter labor market »

Although restaurants continued to expand payrolls at a steady pace in November, there are indications that the labor pool is becoming shallower. As the economy nears full employment and teen participation in the labor force remains dampened, the industry’s labor challenges are likely to intensify in the near future, according to the NRA

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