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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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New rules simplify remodeling deductions
8 Dec
2015
Written by MRA

New rules simplify remodeling deductions »

After years of discussions with the National Restaurant Association, restaurant companies and retailers, the IRS last month issued IRS Revenue Procedure 2015-56. The procedure provides a safe harbor method of accounting for costs incurred by qualified restaurateurs and retailers during their business’ remodels, repairs and refresh projects.

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Wage increases defeated in 3 races
9 Nov
2015
Written by MRA

Wage increases defeated in 3 races »

Anthony Anton, president and CEO of the Washington Restaurant Association, said the defeat of the ballot initiative in Tacoma was a “huge statement” about how voters want to talk about wages.

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Best Practices – Voluntary Quits
3 Nov
2015
Written by MRA

Best Practices – Voluntary Quits »

In some cases, benefits may be paid to individuals who voluntarily resign. However, the burden of proof will rest with the former employee to prove that they had good cause to quit and that it was attributable to the employer. In order to prove good cause, the individual will need to prove three things:

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here’s what you need to know about menu labeling
26 Oct
2015
Written by MRA

here’s what you need to know about menu labeling »

In December 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its menu-labeling regulations. While these rules were initially set to go into effect on Dec. 1, 2015, the FDA delayed implementation by one year to Dec. 1, 2016

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Request “Yes” Vote to Override Veto of HB 722
20 Oct
2015
Written by MRA

Request “Yes” Vote to Override Veto of HB 722 »

Missouri Restaurant Association encourages all members to contact their state senator and representative and ask them to keep Missouri open for business and protect jobs for Missouri citizens by voting “YES” to override Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of House Bill 722.

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