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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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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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Albuquerque Plastic Ban

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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2019 Legislation Recap

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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