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More and more employers are experiencing an increase in lawsuits about the “80/20 Rule” for server duties and how it affects the tip credit. Our latest TRA News Now was created to help you understand exactly what the 80/20 Rule is, ensure that you are compliant, and help you avoid needless litigation.
The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is hosting its first-ever Startup Showcase to shine the spotlight on new technology and innovation from companies of all sizes in the rapidly-evolving foodservice industry. The Startup Showcase will take place at TRA Marketplace on Sunday, July 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Monday, July 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205.
The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) Marketplace proudly returns to the Alamo City in time for the city’s 300th anniversary. After more than thirty years in other cities, the event will be held on Sunday, July 15 from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Monday, July 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 900 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205.
Tascosa High School (Amarillo Independent School District) culinary arts instructor Kandice Norrid is the latest recipient of the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s (TRAEF) prestigious Educator Excellence Award. Widely respected among her peers and students alike, Norrid is completing her 15 year in teaching and has created extraordinary opportunities for her students both in and outside of the classroom.
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