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FICA Tip Credit Can Save a Restaurant Thousands in Taxes
11 Jan
2017
Written by MRA

FICA Tip Credit Can Save a Restaurant Thousands in Taxes »

MRA reminds restaurants to take advantage of the FICA Tip Credit. Available only to owners of food and beverage establishments, it can save a restaurant owner thousands of dollars per year.

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Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor on behalf of the Industry
4 Jan
2017
Written by MRA

Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor on behalf of the Industry »

Missouri Restaurant Association regularly communicates with the media on behalf of the restaurant industry. Such was the case around the holidays this year. To keep you better informed, MRA is including two recent submissions for your consideration.

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Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.70 on Jan. 1, 2017
30 Dec
2016
Written by MRA

Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.70 on Jan. 1, 2017 »

In November, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the state minimum wage will increase 5 cents to $7.70 effective January 1, 2017.

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Win a getaway trip to sunny Arizona
21 Dec
2016
Written by MRA

Win a getaway trip to sunny Arizona »

The Restaurant Advocacy Fund relies on contributions from those who work within and are associated with the restaurant industry. Donating to RAF helps ensure we retain the leadership and financial resources necessary to influence the public policy process.

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Troy restaurants step up amid ice storm
21 Dec
2016
Written by MRA

Troy restaurants step up amid ice storm »

The call for help went out to Troy restaurants, and they responded, “What do you need?” The town’s eateries provided pizzas, sandwiches, cheeseburgers, apples, and yogurt. Participating restaurants, MRA and NRA members all, included Stefanina’s Pizzeria & Banquet Center, Imo’s Pizza, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, and Denny’s.

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A Call for Judges
19 Dec
2016
Written by MRA

A Call for Judges »

As we do every year, we are reaching out for help. We need judges for the Culinary Competition and the Management Competition. Travel expenses, hotel accommodations, and lunch will be provided courtesy of the Missouri Restaurant Association.

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DOL Overtime Rule Blocked
23 Nov
2016
Written by MRA

DOL Overtime Rule Blocked »

In a Memorandum Opinion and Order handed down yesterday, the federal district court for the Eastern District of Texas granted an emergency motion for preliminary injunction to put a hold on the December 1, 2016, effective date for the U.S. Labor Department's Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees until the court can rule on the merits of two lawsuits challenging the rule itself.

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DOL overtime rule effective date looms
21 Nov
2016
Written by MRA

DOL overtime rule effective date looms »

The U.S. Labor Department's final rule directing which salaried employees must receive time and a half overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a work week becomes effective December 1.

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Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.70 on Jan. 1, 2017
21 Nov
2016
Written by MRA

Missouri minimum wage increases to $7.70 on Jan. 1, 2017 »

In 2006, voters decided Missouri’s wage floor should be indexed to changes in CPI-W to account for inflation.  Specifically, state law stipulates the Read more…

MO voters approve Taxpayer Protection Amendment
21 Nov
2016
Written by MRA

MO voters approve Taxpayer Protection Amendment »

Missouri voters indicated at the polls on November 8 they do not wish to pay new taxes on services. A statewide coalition, Missourians for Fair Taxation that included Missouri Restaurant Association backed the amendment to the Missouri Constitution.

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