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DOL’s Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees
20 Oct
2016
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DOL’s Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees »

In a Final Rule handed down on May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (Department or DOL) revised FLSA regulations defining the exemption from overtime pay for executive, administrative, and professional employees. These exceptions are commonly known as the “EAP” or “white collar” exemptions. To be exempt from overtime pay...

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U.S. House votes to delay DOL overtime rule
5 Oct
2016
Written by MRA

U.S. House votes to delay DOL overtime rule »

The House passed the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools, and Nonprofits Act (H.R. 6094) on September 28. Republicans voted unanimously for the bill, along with five Democrats.

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DOL OT rule challenged in federal court
5 Oct
2016
Written by MRA

DOL OT rule challenged in federal court »

Two separate lawsuits filed on Sept. 20 

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Group of U.S. House Democrats wants phase-in of DOL overtime rule
5 Oct
2016
Written by MRA

Group of U.S. House Democrats wants phase-in of DOL overtime rule »

The recently-passed legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives delaying by six months the effective date of the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rule does not go far enough according to a group of House Democrats. The Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act (OREA) was introduced by the Blue Dog Coalition, an official caucus of 15 fiscally conservative Democrats.

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MRA Members Step Up Again
15 Sep
2016
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MRA Members Step Up Again »

The Kansas City Royals game on August 10 raised money for the NRA’s Restaurant PAC which helps elect the best federal candidates. The St. Louis Cardinals game on August 23 supported the MRA PAC which contributes to pro-business candidates on the state and local levels.

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GKCRA offers specially-priced ServSafe Manager classes on October 20.
1 Sep
2016
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GKCRA offers specially-priced ServSafe Manager classes on October 20. »

Commenting on the addition of the Spanish class this year, GKCRA President James Eddy of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen stated, “The Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association is committed to enabling the success and inclusion of all who seek opportunity within our industry.

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Additional DOL overtime seminars announced
1 Sep
2016
Written by MRA

Additional DOL overtime seminars announced »

Effective December 1, 2016, salaried employees earning less than $47,476 annually, or $913 per week, must receive time-and-a-half overtime pay when working more than 40 hours in a workweek. Employers must have a plan in place well in advance of the effective date.

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GKCRA to present DOL overtime seminar
1 Sep
2016
Written by MRA

GKCRA to present DOL overtime seminar »

Kansas City area restaurants, hotels, and other businesses can learn the details of upcoming changes to federal overtime law recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor at an upcoming seminar to be presented by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association.

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MO Department of Revenue: Restaurants delivery fees now subject to sales tax
11 Aug
2016
Written by MRA

MO Department of Revenue: Restaurants delivery fees now subject to sales tax »

Citing a recent Missouri Supreme Court decision, Alberici Constructors Inc. v. Director of Revenue, the Missouri Department of Revenue (DOR or Department) has reversed its previous position on whether delivery fees on restaurant food and drink are subject to sales tax.

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Missouri Supreme Court to determine fate of local minimum wage increases
27 Jul
2016
Written by MRA

Missouri Supreme Court to determine fate of local minimum wage increases »

MRA’s participation in the proceedings reflects its belief that the establishment of any minimum wage is a matter clearly reserved for state law and, further, that in order for Missouri to attract and retain job opportunities for its citizens, our state needs one consistent standard for wages and benefits

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