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Restaurateurs struggling with wage hike mandates
3 Aug
2015
Written by MRA

Restaurateurs struggling with wage hike mandates »

From New York to Los Angeles, Chicago to Washington D.C., restaurant owners are grappling with how to manage new minimum-wage increases that greatly exceed the federal level of $7.25 an hour. Already operating on slim margins, operators are raising prices, considering layoffs or limiting employee hours and using technology to lower labor costs to keep their businesses going.

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Los Angeles approves minimum wage increase
16 Jun
2015
Written by MRA

Los Angeles approves minimum wage increase »

The Los Angeles City Council voted 12-1 Wednesday to give final approval to an ordinance that would increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. The ordinance, which Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to sign, will require employers of 26 or more workers to increase their minimum hourly wage to $10.50 by July 1, 2016, and then rise in phases to reach $15 by July 1, 2020. Businesses with 25 or fewer workers have an extra year to comply, moving to $10.50 by July 1, 2017.

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PRESS RELEASE: NRA Submits Statement for House Overtime Hearing
10 Jun
2015
Written by MRA

PRESS RELEASE: NRA Submits Statement for House Overtime Hearing »

(Washington, D.C.) Today National Restaurant Association Senior Vice President of Labor and Workforce Policy Angelo Amador submitted a written statement for the record to the House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections during a hearing entitled, “Reviewing the Rules and Regulations Implementing Federal Wage and Hour Standards.”

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Restaurant Operations Survey: We need your input!
8 Jun
2015
Written by MRA

Restaurant Operations Survey: We need your input! »

MRA members, we need your input! The National Restaurant Association and Deloitte invite you to participate in the 2015 Restaurant Industry Operations Survey. By taking a few minutes to complete this survey, you will receive a free PDF copy of the next edition of the Restaurant Operations Report- the industry's mostly widely recognized source of restaurant industry operating data - upon its release.

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What you need to know about bird flu and eggs
8 Jun
2015
Written by MRA

What you need to know about bird flu and eggs »

John Howeth, the American Egg Board's senior vice president of food service and egg-product marketing, answers questions on the recent outbreak of avian influenza and what it means for restaurants and consumers.

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Combat activists with their own game plan and get involved
6 May
2015
Written by MRA

Combat activists with their own game plan and get involved »

Activists are not always in the right. When it comes to the basic facts of their arguments, their "facts" are too often selective (if not downright wrong) It is a truth that continues to escape most of the business community. The activists understand the long game and the evolution of public policy. More of our industry leadership needs to adopt the same game plans. When we do, it works. Here's how.

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What happens when a city raises its minimum wage 36%?
15 Apr
2015
Written by MRA

What happens when a city raises its minimum wage 36%? »

Businesses are feeling the pressure of a sudden 36 percent increase in the minimum wage in a major West Coast city. And while the labor unions that backed the increase said the higher wage would stimulate the city's economy, the reality for many local businesses is far different.

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High School Students Attend National ProStart Invitational
6 Apr
2015
Written by MRA

High School Students Attend National ProStart Invitational »

High school students who have won their state ProStart competitions are headed to Anaheim, California, for the 14th annual National ProStart Invitational, April 18-20 at the Disneyland Hotel. ProStart is one of the largest industry-supported career technical education programs in the nation, offering students the knowledge and skills necessary to consider and forge rich and varied careers in the restaurant and foodservice sector.

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Doc Cain Receives 2015 ProStart® National Educator of Excellence Award
24 Mar
2015
Written by MRA

Doc Cain Receives 2015 ProStart® National Educator of Excellence Award »

Dennis “Doc” Cain and his family have been influential in shaping the dining habits of Cape Girardeau residents for decades, but his ability as an educator makes him a real champion of the industry and has earned him a 2015 ProStart® National Educator of Excellence Award.

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“Ambush Election” rule fails Employers and Employees alike
17 Mar
2015
Written by MRA

“Ambush Election” rule fails Employers and Employees alike »

The time employers have to respond to a move to unionize their business is about to get much shorter. Starting April 14, the National Labor Relations Board's "ambush election" rule is expected to cut the time between a petition to unionize and a vote by more than half.

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