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U.S. Department of Labor proposal would give freedom to share tips between traditionally tipped and non-tipped workers
2 Jan
2018
Written by MRA

U.S. Department of Labor proposal would give freedom to share tips between traditionally tipped and non-tipped workers »

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the tip regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  Under the proposed rule, workplaces would have the freedom to allow sharing of tips among more employees. 

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Talking Points on Tip Pooling Proposed Regulation »

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The proposed rule from DOL on tip regulations would reverse an Obama-era rule that prohibited employers from setting up tip-pooling Read more…

115th Congress delivers comprehensive tax reform package
28 Dec
2017
Written by MRA

115th Congress delivers comprehensive tax reform package »

The Act took shape at a breakneck pace over a two-month period, with the House passing its version of the bill on November 16 and the Senate passing its version on December 2. The two versions were then reconciled into a single piece of legislation which, due to a procedural complication, underwent a number of small revisions prior to final passage by the Senate and House.

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Seize the Day (with Instagram Stories)
18 Oct
2017
Written by MRA

Seize the Day (with Instagram Stories) »

by Pia Larson

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different social media platforms available today. What is often more daunting is Read more…

‘Ask the Expert’ Labor Cost Management: Staffing
6 Sep
2017
Written by MRA

‘Ask the Expert’ Labor Cost Management: Staffing »

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House Bill 1194 to become law without Governor’s signature
3 Jul
2017
Written by MRA

House Bill 1194 to become law without Governor’s signature »

Citing a recent study by economists at the University of Washington that indicated Seattle's minimum wage increase had harmed the very people who proponents claimed it would help, Governor Eric Greitens indicated, in a statement released late in the day on June 30, that he will allow House Bill 1194 to become law on August 28, 2017, without his signature.

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GiftAMeal expanding services into Missouri via St. Louis
31 Jan
2017
Written by MRA

GiftAMeal expanding services into Missouri via St. Louis »

Love your food and love your community? GiftAMeal applies both of those concepts to drive traffic to restaurants. Each time a user takes a photo at a participating location, GiftAMeal provides a meal to someone in need through a local food bank.

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Social Media Metrics at Your Fingertips
19 Jul
2016
Written by MRA

Social Media Metrics at Your Fingertips »

Analyze what content garners the best engagement from your target markets so that you can focus your time crafting media that earns more engagement. As a result, your social media channel(s) will help engage your clientele towards overall brand recognition, and better yet, brand participation.

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Engage your restaurant’s online followers with live video
18 Jul
2016
Written by MRA

Engage your restaurant’s online followers with live video »

When used strategically, live streaming can add personal touches to your restaurant’s online presence and generate excitement for your brand. The content possibilities are endless, from walking through your recently remodeled space to showing off your latest specials.

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Preventing harassment in the workplace
11 Jul
2016
Written by MRA

Preventing harassment in the workplace »

Employers need to take a stronger approach to preventing workplace harassment, according to an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission report released June 20. Workplace harassment remains a persistent problem and often goes unreported.

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