News: News Now

  • Mar 15
    2017
    TRA News Now - State and Local Issues

    In just two minutes, our latest TRA News Now will give you the scoop on the Texas Legislature, plus other state and local news highlights. Find out how TRA and local chapters throughout the state are working hard to protect and advocate for...

  • Feb 22
    2017

    The 85th Texas Legislative Session is well underway, and in this two minute TRA News Now, get schooled on the top bills affecting your business - from BBQ to alcohol licenses, to lawsuits - learn how TRA is protecting the restaurant 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. 

  • 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...

  • Nov 9
    2016

    This week we focus on “local” -- because local rules and regulations can sometimes be burdensome. Learn about various issues affecting the industry throughout Texas and how TRA is advocating for you. If you have a local issue you’re concerned about...

  • Oct 20
    2016

    In less than 60 days, the new federal overtime regulations will be in effect. If you don’t already have a plan in place, now is the time to bring yourself up to speed. Watch this TRA News Now video to learn the new rules, and work with your Human...

  • Oct 3
    2016
    Workers compensation

    Workers’ Compensation Insurance is a state-regulated insurance policy devised to compensate workers who have become injured on the job or contract a work-related illness. The policy is also designed to cover an employer’s potential liability arising...

  • Sep 20
    2016
    emv chip cards

    EMV or chip card technology, long used in Europe, makes it harder for criminals to produce counterfeit credit and debit cards. EMV chip technology is becoming the global standard for credit card and debit card payments. Chip-enabled cards are...

  • Sep 7
    2016
    Dram Shop liability

    Alcohol beverage providers can be liable for damages in a civil suit if it’s proven that the provider sold or served alcohol and it was apparent to the provide that the person was ‘obviously intoxicated’ to the extent he presented a clear danger to...

  • Aug 24
    2016
    Austin restaurant recycling

    Beginning Oct. 1, 2016 the very largest restaurants (>15,000 square feet) will be required to establish an organics diversion program. By Oct. 2017, restaurants greater than 5,000 square feet are subject to the requirement, and by Oct. 1, 2018...

  • Aug 23
    2016
    Health inspections and letter grades

    Many local health departments around the state have proposed posting letter grades in restaurant windows to reflect their health inspection score. While grades may initially appear useful to consumers, grading schemes unfortunately are not a...

  • Aug 10
    2016
    music licensing

    Performing rights organizations (PROs), such as BMI, SESAC, and others act as intermediaries between restaurants and songwriters to protect intellectual property and make licensing more cost-effective and convenient. Restaurants pay a fee to the...

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