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2020 NMRA Legislative Menu

2020 NMRA Legislative Menu

APPETIZERS Stimulate your appetite with juicy facts and figures. New Mexico Restaurants Locations – 3,468 Employees – 96,400 - 11% of employment in the state in 2019 Industry Sales (as forecast) – $4 billion Projected job growth by 2029 – 8% increase...

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ADA Legal Free For All

ADA Legal Free For All

In 1990 when the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed no one was contemplating the technology boom that would be changing all aspects of our lives and the lives of those with disabilities. Now businesses are faced with lawsuits claiming everything from...

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Bernalillo County Plastic Ban 2019

On June 25, 2019 Bernalillo County Commissioners passed a plastic ban to go into effect in January 2020. While the Albuquerque city council carved restaurants out of the Albuquerque plastic ban Bernalillo County Commissioners did not. If you have a business in the...

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Bernalillo County Minimum Wage – 2019/2020

Bernalillo County Minimum Wage – 2019/2020

Bernalillo County Minimum Wage Notice of Increase The Bernalillo County Commission approved a cost of living increase to raise the minimum wage from $9.05 to $9.20 an hour. This wage increase affects employees who work within the unincorporated area of Bernalillo...

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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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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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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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Wage & Hours Rules for Restaurant Workers

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

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

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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Wage Theft vs Wage Compliance in New Mexico

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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