News: Restaurant Operations

  • Jul 13
    2017

    The following is an update on menu labeling from the National Restaurant Association. They are moving quickly on multiple fronts to advance our industry's position. Here's the latest: Legal strategy: As many of you know, New York City recently...

  • May 2
    2017

    The new menu labeling deadline is May 7, 2018, over a year from the original deadline of May 5, 2017.  ***** The Food and Drug Administration is pushing back the deadline in implementing menu labeling regulations. The FDA submitted an interim final...

  • Mar 20
    2017

    Find Them, Keep Them During a restaurant industry meetup at SXSW, Sampling the Restaurant Climate, we discussed the issue of recruiting and retaining employees. Throughout the conference and at other meetups, our restaurant members have consistently...

  • Feb 9
    2017
    Safety Kick Logo

    An exciting, new partnership between the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) and Safety Kick, a cutting-edge technology company will save restaurants time and money by streamlining workplace reporting using a tablet or cell phone. A key industry...

  • Feb 8
    2017
    Restaurants Cyber Liability

    Payment card industry compliance, ransomware, social engineering fraud - all these come under the realm of cyber liability and in this TRA News Now, TRA and Wortham Insurance offer practical guidelines for protecting yourself and your business. 

  • Feb 7
    2017
    Update Form I-9 - man signing

    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently released an updated version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, found here. The new Form I-9 became mandatory on January 22, 2017, replacing the previous version dated March 8...

  • Jan 25
    2017

    You may have seen the headlines in the past, Disabled Veteran Booted from Restaurant over Service Dog or Military Vet with Service Dog Kicked Out of Restaurant. Unfortunately, these stories tend to get picked up by social media and bloggers and can...

  • Jan 25
    2017

    Though the law isn’t new, the Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) is focusing on a relatively new enforcement effort by the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) concerning commercial scales, which is causing problems and even fines for some...

  • Dec 9
    2016

    It’s the season for holiday hiring and to help avoid legal or financial quagmires, we have some employer do’s and don’ts in our latest TRA News Now. If you need help, remember that TRA has many resources available to you – legal counsel as well as a...

  • Dec 2
    2016

    A little known provision was added to the new 2015 Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER) requiring all food establishments to conspicuously post a sign informing customers that the establishment’s most recent health inspection report is available...

  • Oct 5
    2016

    If you’re getting Internal Revenue Service notices that flag “errors” in reports you filed with the IRS under the Affordable Care Act, you’re not alone. Many restaurants are hearing that some Social Security numbers they submitted for employees...

  • Sep 6
    2016

    As a restaurant owner, one of the unique situations that you might come across in day-to-day restaurant operations is catering to those who have service animals. A service animal is defined as an animal that is individually trained to do work or...

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