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Weekly Update: FREE hiring solutions for high season

Leverage FREE hiring solutions to staff up for high season Hospitality Month is celebrating careers in hospitality – changing the perception of our industry — and providing cost-saving hiring solutions

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Breaking News: DOL Issues Proposed Overtime Rule

From the National Restaurant Association on March 7, 2019 The Department of Labor (DOL) just released its rewrite of the Obama Administration’s overtime rule, which more than doubled the salary

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National Tip Pooling Win

Tip Pooling – Press Release March 23, 2018 It is now legal to tip pool. Early this morning, Congress passed critical funding legislation that included repealing the tip pool rule

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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and Oracle Hospitality Empower Students to Get Creative about Future of Hospitality

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and Oracle Hospitality present “A Look Inside the National ProStart Invitational.” The report showcases the innovative restaurant and culinary concepts developed by high school students who are enrolled in ProStart®, a two-year career and technical education program in secondary schools nationwide that teaches culinary arts and restaurant management skills and fundamentals. (Financial Content)

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Tip Pooling Changes on the Horizon – new deadlines

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it intends to issue a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” (NPRM) in August. The NPRM would rescind controversial tip-pooling restrictions which should come as a

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NLRB candidate finds favor with NRA, trade groups

NRA and other business groups applauded President Donald Trump’s nomination of Republican lawyer Marvin Kaplan to one of two empty seats on the National Labor Relations Board. “The NLRB will be deciding a number of important issues, including the joint employer standard and micro-unions, that directly impact small businesses,” Cicely Simpson, NRA’s executive vice president, said. (The Hill)

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NRA applauds Trump apprenticeship expansion plan

President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to streamline and expand industry apprenticeship programs, similar to the one created earlier this year for the restaurant industry. Trump’s directive calls for shifting apprenticeship program certification from the U.S. Department of Labor to industry groups, which would have agency oversight. (Nation’s Restaurant News)

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Bill passes House with swipe fee protections intact

The National Restaurant Association celebrated a big victory June 8, as the House of Representatives passed the Financial CHOICE Act with debit swipe fee protections still intact. We waged a comprehensive public affairs campaign leveraging grassroots advocacy, digital advertising, and social and traditional media to express our concerns regarding the repeal of the swipe fee protections with lawmakers. (National Restaurant Association)

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Is delivery worth the headache?

No single trend in the restaurant industry is as big as delivery. The wave of third-party services and clear demand from consumers has just about every major restaurant chain headed in that direction. (Nation’s Restaurant News)

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Leaders of Fazoli’s, Saladworks, Fresh Brothers Pizza, Grimaldi’s, Focus Brands: ‘Change is coming’

The sands are shifting almost daily and almost on every front: That’s the verdict from five restaurant industry leaders who shared their views Monday on the state of the industry at the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago Saturday. About 70 executives and future franchisees watched the discussion as part of an education session called, “Lessons from Leaders.” (Pizza Marketplace)

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N.R.A. 2017: What’s new and what’s next in menu trends

CHICAGO — Challenged by changing consumer expectations and competition, the restaurant industry may no longer rely on the “old rules” of the business, said Nancy Kruse, president of The Kruse Co., Atlanta. “This is not your father’s or your grandfather’s restaurant industry anymore,” Ms. Kruse said during a presentation at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, held May 20-23 in Chicago. (Food Business News)

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Talking Millennial Myths at the NRA Show

“Much of what you’ve heard about millennials is absolutely wrong,” said Jason Dorsey, a statement that caused many in the crowd, largely made up of restaurant owners, to sit up in their seats. Speaking today during the National Restaurant Association Show, Dorsey, co-founder of millennial and Gen Z research firm The Center for Generational Kinetics, proceeded to detail the many myths that have caused those charged with marketing restaurants to this key demographic to misjudge their audience. (Franchise Times)

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Weekly Update: U.S. House of Representatives Passes Overtime Delay Bill on Bipartisan Vote

The House of Representatives has passed a bill by Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., to delay the Department of Labor’s overtime regulation by six months. The measure passed by a bipartisan vote of 246-177, and would move the overtime rule’s implementation date from Dec. 1, 2016, to June 1, 2017.

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Weekly Update: Restaurants Granted Stay in Tip Pooling Case

Restaurants Granted Stay in Tip Pooling Case Following last week’s denial by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals of WRA’s petition to reconsider its Feb. 23 ruling in our ongoing

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It’s National Food Safety Month! Prevent foodborne illness outbreaks

The National Restaurant Association is promoting best practices throughout National Food Safety Month to help restaurants understand and combat foodborne illness.