NMRA BLOG

 

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

 

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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NMRA Buyer’s Guide

NMRA has over 1200 members statewide.  We take pride in providing our members, and all foodservice providers, with the best resources around. That includes our Buyer's Guide.  Once a year, we produce a guide of our all Associate Members -- these are vendors and...

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Expert’s Guide to Marketing your Gift / Rewards Cards

From our partners at Heartland: Marketing and promoting your gift card program is critical to its success. Whatever your primary line of business: restaurant, retail, service, or other business, most customers won't think of you as a place to buy gift cards unless you...

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New Mexico Cocktails and Culinary Festival

Shake it up at the New Mexico Cocktails and Culinary Festival! You are invited to participate in the fifth annual NM Cocktails & Culture Culinary Festival which takes place May 31 - June 2 in Santa Fe. The main events of the festival are the opening party, TACO...

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Updated Guidance on Side-Work & Tipped Employees

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has published updated guidance on when tipped-employees are working dual jobs - its latest effort to clarify what side-work tipped employees are allowed to perform under the Dual jobs and related duties in...

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Help Yourself to Advocacy

How to Help Yourself to Advocacy Periodically, and especially during each year's legislative session, we will send you legislative alerts on issues that will affect your business and the industry. We need you to act on these alerts immediately. It is the most...

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The Wage Page 2019

We are in your corner when it comes to minimum wage issues. So, it's our job to keep our members informed of the updates as we continue to promote and protect the restaurant industry in New Mexico. As always, you can keep informed of the status of those by viewing our...

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Association Membership… Help Yourself

Why should you help yourself to New Mexico Restaurant Association Membership? It shows your customers you are a leader in Safety and Service, and that you’ve invested in bettering your business and the community.   Together, we are stronger, and you’ll be joining over...

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Proposed Sick Leave and Plastics Ban for Albuquerque

There are two urgent issues facing businesses in Albuquerque that we need you to be aware of-- Sick Leave and a proposed plastics ban. Trick Leave is Back!!! Issue summary: When the proponents of a sick leave ordinance lost the vote in Albuquerque you might have...

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Getting Your Employee Records in Order

In order to protect laborers, the United States Department of Labor requires restaurants to follow various labor laws. These laws ensure that your establishment remains a safe, healthy, and fair place for all employees.  Having clean, up to date employee records will...

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