News: News Now

  • Mar 25

    The impact of Coronavirus or COVID-19 has been swift and staggering, and TRA has been working around the clock to fight for Texas restaurants, and we have some important updates.   On March 19, by executive order, Governor Abbott declared a public...

  • Mar 11
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    The dram shop law makes it possible for a victim to sue an establishment for over-service of alcohol. But the most significant part of this Texas law is the “safe harbor” provision, which helps establishments that serve alcohol avoid civil...

  • Feb 19

    In high turnover, fast-paced industries, interviewing is essential in getting good employees on board and keeping operations running smoothly. However, a simple slip of the tongue by asking the wrong question or getting too personal can land you in...

  • Feb 5

    While most restaurant employees know that service animals are allowed to accompany their owners in the public areas of restaurants, if a customer with no apparent disability enters a restaurant with a service dog, questions and confusion can arise....

  • Jan 22

    Human trafficking has become an urgent concern throughout the country and TRA is taking a stand to fight it. In this TRA News Now, learn how TRA is working with TABC and other state agencies to fight exploitation and share resources. By learning how...

  • Dec 11

    The holiday season brings plenty of private parties and events - which means restaurants have to file the correct alcohol catering certification request with the TABC. TRA has been a driving force, working with TABC to pass the "File and Use" rule...

  • Nov 19

    Workplace harassment is a serious problem - and on the rise. Employers have one basic obligation to their workers - to provide a safe, working environment, free from discrimination and harassment. Failure to address the issue can not only affect the...

  • Nov 6

    The Department of Labor recently issued its final overtime rule. Our latest two-minute TRA News Now takes a look at key provisions, such as the new salary threshold of $35,568 per year. Watch now and see what other changes have taken place, and how...

  • Oct 23

    The holiday season is swiftly approaching and that means that employers often hire additional workers. Both employers and employees get very busy during this hectic time. However, employers need to stay vigilant and remain fully aware of all the...

  • Oct 9

    There's a new law that everyone's talking about that the Texas Restaurant Association helped pass earlier this year (SB 1450). Texas restaurants with mixed beverage permits now have the opportunity to deliver alcohol with food. Leveling the alcohol...

  • Sep 16

    Out of the hundreds of bills TRA tracked this past legislative session, there were a handful of legislative priorities. Four of the main bills on which TRA worked to secure passage, including alcohol delivery, have been signed into law by the...

  • Jun 14

    Texas Restaurant Association Marketplace, the second largest foodservice show in the country unveils July 14 and 15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. Part trade show, part conference, all things restaurant - TRA Marketplace hosts...