NMRA BLOG

 

You will find every article, post, brilliant reminiscing and more in this restaurant weblog. Enjoy!

 

NMRA Is Your Personal Assistant

We’ve all had those days when you wish you had more hours in a day, or better yet—a personal assistant to help you get things done.  For restaurant operators, those days happen often. You’ve got a ton to manage.  Even the things you can expect to deal with every day...

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Wage & Hours Rules for Restaurant Workers

WAGE STATUTES: BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR TIPPED EMPLOYEES Play Webinar Recording Access Slide Deck Here If you haven’t been audited yet get your paperwork in order because the Federal DOL and New Mexico Workforce Solutions are targeting restaurants. If you are in any way...

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Dining out? Leave your pet at home

DOWNLOAD SERVICE ANIMAL POSTER FOR YOUR RESTAURANT HERE. We know you love your pet dog.  But unless you’re headed to the outdoor patio of a restaurant that allows dogs there, please leave your pet at home. Restaurants operate under strict rules from the NM Department...

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New Laws Go Into Effect this Summer

Top 10 things you need to know about the new laws going into effect in June and July 2019   Your single-user restrooms will have to be: made available to any person regardless of gender identity or sex; designated for use by not more than one occupant at a time...

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Unconscious Bias & Sexual Harassment in Restaurants

What is Unconscious Bias? Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Working in the hospitality industry, it is critical to understand how we may be affected by these biases and...

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5 Reasons Why Having an Employee Handbook Is Important

Employee handbooks are important to set forth company expectations on policies and procedures. An employee handbook gives the employee and management a guide for expected behavior. If employees do not abide by the employee handbook, it could provide protection from...

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Wage Theft vs Wage Compliance in New Mexico

If you haven’t been audited yet get your paperwork in order because the Federal DOL and New Mexico Workforce Solutions are targeting restaurants. If you are in any way responsible for making payroll at your restaurant DO NOT MISS these webinars on the new minimum wage...

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Albuquerque Plastic Ban

We won! The Albuquerque City Council voted on the plastic ban late last night. The council amended the ordinance heavily, including an amendment to remove foodservice establishments from the list of applicable retailers. This left an ordinance that bans plastic bags...

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20 Restaurant Cost-Cutting Tips

Ready to increase profits with creative cost-cutting?  Guest Blogger and NMRA endorsed provider LAVU has some great tips for your restaurant: 1. Share the Facts with Employees Without your entire team’s participation, any changes you make will be slow to take effect....

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Energy Saving Tips for Restaurants

Equipment ► Purchase Energy Star™ certified Commercial Food Service Equipment - savings of 10 to 70 percent over standard models. See Energy Star's Commercial Kitchen Equipment Savings Calculator. (Steamers, Fryers, Convection Ovens, Griddles, Combination Ovens,...

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2019 Legislation Recap

Top 10 things you need to know about the new laws going into effect on June 14 or July 1, 2019. In order of importance…details on the law pertaining to each bullet point is provided below. Your single-user restrooms will have to be: Effective July 1, 2019 made...

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