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Invest in your business and this industry by joining TRA. Through our restaurant membership we help our members build customer loyalty, rewarding careers and financial success. Whether you are an industry veteran, or new business owner, TRA has the resources you need to succeed.
As a busy restaurant operator, think of TRA's restaurant membership as your trusted advisor and resource when navigating your business. We can provide legal resources, training and certification for you and your staff, advocacy representation, operations support, and community engagement as part of your membership. There is strength in numbers – joining the TRA pledges your support to the foodservice and restaurant industry.
The Austin City Council has recently proposed a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance for Austin employers. This is one of the first paid sick leave ordinances that has been proposed in Texas. We have seen paid sick leave ordinances in many states and cities across the country, but this is a relatively new phenomenon in Texas. In this two-minute TRA News Now, find out more about this issue and why should you get involved and make your voice heard!
As 2017 draws to a close, we have several updates on federal policy issues critical to the industry. For more information, or if you have questions, please email Kenneth Besserman, general counsel.
In this edition of TRA News Now, the Texas Restaurant Association takes a moment to give thanks for all its members, friends and advocates. TRA wishes everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Immigration policy is changing at breakneck speed. This information-packed webinar, Immigration Update was presented on Tuesday, October 17 by national immigration expert Jacob Monty of Monty & Ramirez. In this 60-minute session, Mr. Monty highlights new immigration changes and provides employers with the tools necessary to stay informed and comply with the law, including the latest news on E-verify and DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).
For the first time in more than 30 years, we're bringing TRA Marketplace back to San Antonio! This conference and trade show will dazzle visitors with stunning and interactive displays, state of the science products and equipment, cutting edge technology and the latest news, trends and advice from dynamic industry leaders.
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