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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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Labor board’s new standard could be trouble for restaurants
28 Sep
2015
Written by MRA

Labor board’s new standard could be trouble for restaurants »

It could be a while before we know its true impact, but the National Labor Relations Board’s vague new joint-employer standard poses a serious threat to both the franchise model and the growth potential for all restaurants, according to a former NLRB member.

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EMV:  New regulations begin today, are you ready?
28 Sep
2015
Written by MRA

EMV: New regulations begin today, are you ready? »

Big changes are under way in the U.S. payment industry. Those swipe and sign credit and debit cards are on the fast track to extinction. From today on, your customers will still be able to swipe their old magnetic strip credit cards, and whichever party is using the old technology will bear the liability for any fraud.

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MRA joins lawsuit to block St. Louis minimum wage ordinance
16 Sep
2015
Written by MRA

MRA joins lawsuit to block St. Louis minimum wage ordinance »

In a July 10 letter to St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay, a group of fourteen business associations expressed its view that the City of St. Louis, or any local government entity, including a charter city, lacks the legal authority to enact any minimum wage for private sector employers.

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NLRB shift puts restaurants everywhere at risk
15 Sep
2015
Written by MRA

NLRB shift puts restaurants everywhere at risk »

Increased liability could make large companies reluctant to contract with smaller businesses. It could also could lead restaurant and other franchisors to assume a direct role in labor decisions like hiring, firing, scheduling and promoting–all of which have historically been the responsibility of franchisees.

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