• Nov 12
    Former TRA President Mike Hamilton laid to rest 1961-2019

    Today our hearts are heavy as we lay to rest one of our fiercest advocates and dearest friends - TRA past president, and former state representative (2003-2012) – Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton. Best known for his beaming smile, sharp wit and never-ending...

  • 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...

  • Nov 5
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    The recent tornados in Dallas brought operations to a halt to a few local restaurants. There are several different types of business insurance that can all help cover your restaurant or business in one-way or another. Property insurance is a type of...

  • Nov 4
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    As open enrollment season approaches hundreds of Texas restaurants are evaluating their benefits packages and making choices that will impact their employees and families. These important decisions will impact their employee health care and other...

  • Nov 1
    Modernize your payroll image of coworkers

    Are you one of almost 30 percent of businesses still using payroll technology more than 10 years old? If so, your days of working with paper timesheets, punch cards and physical time clocks should be over. Luckily for today’s entrepreneur, modern...

  • 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 21

    Presented by Clinton Wolf, SVP of Health and Insurance at the National Restaurant Association this webinar will cover: Why you need to offer health care Quick overview of Obamacare basics How to keep costs down: High Deductible, Self Funding, HSAs...

  • 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...

  • Oct 8

    Association Praises DOL on Tip Pooling Rule As you may have heard, the Department of Labor recently issued a final proposed rule regarding tip pooling. The proposed rule announced is a victory for the National Restaurant Association, the Restaurant...

  • Oct 2
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    Austin, TX (Wednesday, October 2, 2019) – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA), the largest hospitality and foodservice advocate in the state, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Dining Alliance and the Buyer’s Edge Platform....

  • Oct 1
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    About $1 billion in tax credits are claimed each year under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. Sadly, many restaurants and lodging businesses are unaware of the program or simply don’t take advantage of it. WOTC was founded in 1996 by...

  • Sep 30
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    TRAEF partners with Texas Mutual to support new industry workforce programs in Texas. Austin, TX (Monday, September 30, 2019) – The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA), the largest hospitality and foodservice advocate in the state, is pleased to...