News

  • Jan 13
    2017
    Preparing for ProStart Competition

    The winter weather may be frosty, but in Texas, the heat is on, the competition is fierce, and the 2017 Texas ProStart Invitational Competition needs you. One of the largest of the state ProStart competitions in the country, approximately 340...

  • 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

    As the landmark 80thTRA Marketplace approaches July 9-10 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, an exciting new partnership has been forged with the renowned Nightclub & Bar Show, a division of Questex LLC.  For over 30 years,...

  • 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...

  • Nov 16
    2016

    In a history-making move, the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation (TRAEF) partnered with TOPGOLF for the first time to host a simultaneous, red-hot, four-city golf competition, raising over $55,000 for TRAEF programs and initiatives....

  • 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...

  • Nov 3
    2016
    Sue Trizila, CEO of Wyndham Jade, presented the awards. (c) The Photo Group 2016

    Drumroll please! TRA Marketplace was recently announced the winner of not one, but TWO separate, national awards – one for fastest-growing show (attendance) within the association industry and also overall. The awards were presented by the Trade...

  • 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 12
    2016

    Texas Restaurant Association member and past president Carmelo Mauro received the Corporate Community Impact Award for Small Business from Texas Governor Greg Abbott.  He was honored at the Governor’s mansion on October 10 as part of the Governor’s...

  • Oct 7
    2016

    The Texas Restaurant Association has launched two new websites, one for the association, www.txrestaurant.org, and one for the TRA Marketplace, TRA’s annual trade show, the largest foodservice show in the Southwest, www.tramarketplace.com. The new...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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