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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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Four states vote to increase minimum wage
21 Nov
2016
Written by MRA

Four states vote to increase minimum wage »

Voters in four states approved increases in their respective minimum wage at the polls this November. In two of the states, Arizona and Washington, employers must now provide paid sick leave.

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Support phase-in of DOL’s overtime rule
2 Nov
2016
Written by MRA

Support phase-in of DOL’s overtime rule »

The U. S. Labor Department’s new overtime rule, which increases the minimum salary threshold for overtime exemption to $47,476, becomes effective December 1, 2016. The law more than doubles the present minimum of $23,660 in place since 2004. That’s too much, too soon.

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VOTE YES ON AMENDMENT 4 –  THE TAXPAYER PROTECTION AMENDMENT
26 Oct
2016
Written by MRA

VOTE YES ON AMENDMENT 4 – THE TAXPAYER PROTECTION AMENDMENT »

The constitutional security of Amendment 4 is necessary, the Coalition believes, to protect Missourians from the imposition of future sales taxes on services. In each of the last seven sessions of the Missouri Legislature, new sales taxes on certain services have been proposed.

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DOL’s Final Rule on overtime pay for salaried employees
20 Oct
2016
Written by MRA

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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