NMRA BLOG

 

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

 

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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Serving Alcohol Safely in Your Bar or Restaurant

While there is always money in the liquor industry, there is also always risk.Opening your own bar or restaurant means you are jumping into a legal quagmire.Customers that are over-served at your establishment can take legal action against your business. Fights,...

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Serving Alcohol 101

Have a few questions about serving alcohol in New Mexico?  We've got you covered! Here at NMRA, we answer a lot of calls and inquiries about alcohol service.  Maybe you've even taken one of our Servers Permit classes. Based on the most frequently asked question of our...

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Tis the Season for Restaurants to Give Back

Join the Giving Tuesday Movement in New Mexico! See what Guest Blogger Valerie Wilke with Enchanted Dish has to share about how your restaurant can give back this holiday season: During the holiday season, the spirit of thankfulness and generosity seems to crank up a...

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