As restaurateurs manage the day-to-day requirements to keep their operations afloat, looming in the backdrop are federal regulations that have direct impact on their business. The National Restaurant Association (NRA), led by Scott DeFife, executive vice president policy and government affairs and the industry’s chief lobbyist on Capitol Hill, has identified four key issues that demand attention.
A California state lawmaker introduced legislation on Thursday requiring soda and other sugary beverages to carry warning labels, in much the same way that cigarettes do.Citing studies that link these beverages to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay, State Sen.
The National Restaurant Association reiterated its support for efforts to establish the health care law’s definition of full-time employment at 40 hours per week. The House Ways and Means Committee is examining the impact of the law’s employer mandate in a hearing.
On January 1, minimum hourly wages increased in 13 states, bringing the total number of states with higher minimum wages than required by the federal government to 21.The federal minimum wage, last increased in July 2009, stands at $7.
Darden Restaurants announced that the company scored 100 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for its business practices and policies toward its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.
When it comes to the rate of work-related injuries and illnesses, along with days missed from work, Smithfield Foods, Inc. beat the national averages for all industries, not just the meat industry and animal production segment, according to the U.
The National Restaurant Association, joined by 36 state restaurant association partners, is calling on Senate leaders to support reforms that will provide restaurateurs and other technology end-users with relief from abusive demands from patent trolls.
More than 1,000 restaurateurs have taken advantage of the National Restaurant Association’s Notification Tool, an online resource designed to help employers meet the October 1 deadline to notify employees about government-run health insurance exchanges.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Proposed Rules on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs and the Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies Public Meeting.
The National Restaurant Association applauded Congressman Dan Lipinski’s efforts to change the 2010 health care law’s definition of full-time to 40 hours per week, noting the growing support among lawmakers in both political parties and chambers of Congress in addressing this challenge.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack commended the Council to Improve Foodborne Outbreak Response (CIFOR) for the new CIFOR Foodborne Illness Response Guidelines for Owners, Operators, and Managers of Food Establishments.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) aimed at strengthening assurances that imported food meets the same safety standards as food produced domestically.
The National Restaurant Association announced it is ramping up grassroots advocacy as part of its ongoing efforts to educate Members of Congress on the challenges restaurant operators face in implementing the health care law.
The organization Women Executives in the Beverage Industry (WEBI) announced a partnership with SASid Insurance Development to provide members of the U.S. beverage and hospitality community access to affordable health insurance.
Several New York City restaurants were named in a lawsuit on July 18 over deceptive tipping practices, including Applebee’s, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster. The $5.5 billion class action lawsuit is over the restaurants’ decision to include an added gratuity and tip line on the bills.