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Congratulations MRA scholarship class of 2017
17 Aug
2017
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Update on the Federal Overtime Rule
2 Aug
2017
Written by MRA

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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Get Better Credit Card Terms Simply by Asking
2 Aug
2017
Written by MRA

Get Better Credit Card Terms Simply by Asking »

If you want better terms on your credit card, all you really have to do is call your card company and ask, a new CreditCards.com survey shows. Whether you want to avoid your annual fee, get a late fee waived, reduce your interest rate or raise your credit limit, there’s a good chance your call will pay off.

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Best Practices: Labeling of “Gluten-Free” Menu Items and Allergen-Containing Menu Items
29 Jun
2017
Written by MRA

Best Practices: Labeling of “Gluten-Free” Menu Items and Allergen-Containing Menu Items »

While many restaurants wish to serve those who suffer from common food allergies, much care and consideration should take place before labeling an item as “free” from any particular allergen.

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A Call for Donations: Support the NRA Restaurant Advocacy Fund
28 Jun
2017
Written by MRA

A Call for Donations: Support the NRA Restaurant Advocacy Fund »

Restaurants have an opportunity to advance the policy interests of America’s restaurant industry; however, time is of the essence.  MRA hereby requests donations of gift cards, or other items, to be assembled in baskets and sold in a July 31 silent auction to benefit the Restaurant Advocacy Fund (RAF).

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Sales and Use Tax on Delivery Charges
28 Jun
2017
Written by MRA

Sales and Use Tax on Delivery Charges »

On May 12, 2017, the Missouri Legislature passed Senate Bill 16, which provides that usual and customary delivery charges that are stated separately from the sale price shall not be subject to sales and use taxes.

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As automation increases, so are jobs
7 Jun
2017
Written by MRA

As automation increases, so are jobs »

Digital ordering leads to increases in order volumes, order sizes and customization. In turn, requires extra labor for production and quality control in Panera’s kitchens. The chain’s table service also requires employees, and in Panera outlets that offer delivery, drivers have been added to the payroll.

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Cyber Security for the Hospitality Industry
15 May
2017
Written by MRA

Cyber Security for the Hospitality Industry »

Keeping data safe and secure is of great concern to us and our industry. Technology innovations, often fueled by data, help restaurants streamline operations, reduce costs and bring in more guests. But with opportunity comes risk. Payment card information has always been a target, and now hackers are hungry for more. With new data sources, online criminals can target all aspects of a restaurant’s business.

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Return of the teens? Inside the restaurant workforce
26 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

Return of the teens? Inside the restaurant workforce »

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While the tightening labor market is playing a significant role in the labor challenges currently being felt across many sectors in the economy, the restaurant industry has also been impacted by some longer-term structural changes in the nation’s labor force. Most notably among these developments was the sharp and steady decline in the teenage labor pool.

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Restaurants could tap seasoned labor pool
26 Apr
2017
Written by MRA

Restaurants could tap seasoned labor pool »

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Although older adults still represent a relatively small proportion of the restaurant workforce, they were the fastest growing demographic group in recent years. The number of adults 55 or older working in the restaurant industry jumped 51 percent between 2007 and 2016, an increase of 290,000 individuals.

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