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COurt delays DOL overtime ruling
Eastern District Court of Texas Approves Preliminary Injunction, Suspending Implementation of Overtime Rule November 22, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Eastern District Court of Texas approved a preliminary injunction that will halt the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule that was set to take effect on December 1st. The injunction will remain in effect until a decision is made in the case.
“The National Restaurant Association is cautiously optimistic with today’s decision by the Eastern District of Texas,” stated Cicely Simpson, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy at the National Restaurant Association. “This was a critical step in what we hope will be a positive outcome in the case against the Department of Labor.”
While this is a positive step forward, today’s decision does not delay the overtime rule indefinitely. Additional legal actions or a final decision by the Court in favor of the Department of Labor could result in the overtime rule taking effect. Therefore, the Association once again reminds our members that it is important to continue to take the necessary steps to be ready to comply. Information and resources can be found at Restaurant.org/overtime. In addition, the Association will be releasing an updated legal compliance handbook for our members next week that will explain many of the legal issues facing the restaurant industry today, including the impact of the overtime rule.
The National Restaurant Association is continuing to urge Congress to pass legislation that would modify or delay the rule’s December 1st implementation date. This rule is too much, too soon and it will have a far-reaching negative impact on the country’s second-largest private sector industry and the millions of workers who work in our nation’s more than one million restaurants.
MHRA Launches New APp
Timely Communication is critical in our industry.Staying on top of breaking news, new products and emerging trends can be a monumental task. Now you can have all the info you need right at your fingertips. Load the MHRA app on your Iphone or Android and get up to the minute information. To load the app on your Iphone click here. To load the app on your android phone click here
sales and traffic data reflects soft market
Customer counts and same store sales show that the restaurant market is tightening up. Value proposition is driving consumer decisions, Read More Here
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MHRA LINKS AGREEMENT WITH SESAC TO OFFER MEMBER DISCOUNT
MHRA members in good standing are now entitled to a 10% discount on their music licensing fees thru SESAC. When signing up or renewing, be sure to let SESAC know you are a member and your fees will be reduced by 10%
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Working hand in hand, the MHRA and NRA are committed to providing you with the resources needed to operate a successful restaurant.
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As a preferred partner of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) & MHRA, GuestMetrics is proud to offer complimentary access to its GuestSnapshot enterprise reporting system exclusively to members. The system enables restaurant operators to leverage the power of their own POS data with reporting tools that are user-friendly and near real-time. GuestSnapshot includes reporting tools focused both on revenue generation and cost management, empowering operators to profitably manage their business.