NMRA BLOG

 

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

 

Health Care and Insurance Benefits

Health Care and Insurance Benefits

As a member of New Mexico Restaurant Association, you have access to a suite of health care insurance programs, through our partnership with National Restaurant Association,  that help meet the diverse needs of restaurant employers, employees and their families. The...

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Labor Dept. Proposes Changes to 80/20 & Tip Pooling Rules

Labor Dept. Proposes Changes to 80/20 & Tip Pooling Rules

On Monday, October 7, 2019, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a new 80/20 rule and tip pooling regulation. First, the proposed regulation, if finalized, will permit employers to take a tip credit regardless of the amount of non-tip generating work (such as...

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Music Licensing for Restaurants

Music Licensing for Restaurants

Music licensing can be a complicated subject. With all the music we hear everywhere, every day, many people don’t know you need permission to play music publicly. They think all you need to do is turn on a radio or hire a live band and enjoy the songs. But that’s not...

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It Pays to Belong: Breakdown of NMRA Membership Benefits

It Pays to Belong: Breakdown of NMRA Membership Benefits

Why should you join the New Mexico Restaurant Association? 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 1,200 restaurants...

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Changes to New Mexico Driver’s License and ID Card

Changes to New Mexico Driver’s License and ID Card

What Changes Are Being Made to NM Driver’s Licenses/IDs? In November 2016 New Mexico began issuing two types of DL/IDs: Real ID-compliant and non-Real ID compliant. The term Driving Authorization Card (DAC) has been commonly used to refer to both a non-compliant DL...

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Food Safety Month 2019 Week 4 – Maintain Your Commitment

Food Safety Month 2019 Week 4 – Maintain Your Commitment

From National Restaurant Association September is National Food Safety Month, and in the last three weeks, we’ve been sharing tips, resources, posters, infographics, and activity sheets aimed at helping you improve and maintain the highest standards in food safety...

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Food Safety Month 2019 – Week 3 – Refine the Process

Food Safety Month 2019 – Week 3 – Refine the Process

from: Food Safety Focus It’s National Food Safety Month, and throughout September, we’re sharing resources and information aimed at helping you improve your food safety practices. This year’s theme is “Controlling Risk: The Elements of a Food Safety Management System”...

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Food Safety Month 2019 Week 2- Provide Input

Food Safety Month 2019 Week 2- Provide Input

As a restaurant employee, you’re trained. You’re experienced. You’re good at your job. That’s why it’s so essential that you provide input to your managers. While they’re busy doing their jobs, they may not be able to see the gaps in the day-to-day rules of the...

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Bernalillo County Paid Time Off Ordinance – NMRA Comments

Bernalillo County Paid Time Off Ordinance – NMRA Comments

Bernalillo County Commission Amends Paid Time Off Ordinance Again This ordinance takes effect on January 1, 2020. If you have a restaurant in the county you must comply. Here is an excerpt on accrual from the final PTO Ordinance (the full ordinance is linked at the...

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Partnering w/ Prostart Schools for Pretrained Employees

Partnering w/ Prostart Schools for Pretrained Employees

ProStart is a career and technical education program that unites the foodservice industry and the classroom to teach high school students culinary skills and restaurant management principles, as well as skills such as communication, teamwork, professionalism, and time...

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Retaining Employees through Creative Benefits

Retaining Employees through Creative Benefits

When we surveyed our members recently on the challenges they face as employers and business owners, the biggest challenge by far was finding and retaining employees.  Offering benefits is a great strategy for employee retention, and helps set you apart from other...

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