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Educated Urbanites: The New Foodies

An expanding and tasteful demographic is garnering attention from full-service restaurants. Should you target them, too?

National Restaurant Association Lobbies for 40 Hours as Full Time National Restaurant Association Lobbies for 40 Hours as Full Time

The National Restaurant Association reiterated its support for efforts to establish the health care law’s definition of full-time employment at 40 hours per week.

Minimum Wage Requirements Rise in 13 States Minimum Wage Requirements Rise in 13 States

On January 1, minimum hourly wages increased in 13 states, bringing the total number of states with higher minimum wages than required by the federal government to 21.The federal minimum wage, last increased in July 2009, stands at $7.25 per hour.

Hard Rock International Prevails in Termination Case  Hard Rock International Prevails in Termination Case

Hard Rock International has terminated its franchise relationship with Operadora DB Mexico, S.A. de C.V., Hard Rock Cafe franchisee in Mexico, after several years of disputes relating to non-compliance with franchise standards and franchise payment obligations.

Darden Restaurants Scores 100 on Corporate Equality Index

Darden Restaurants announced that the company scored 100 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for its business practices and policies toward its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

Smithfield Beats National Averages for Injuries  Smithfield Beats National Averages for Injuries

When it comes to the rate of work-related injuries and illnesses, along with days missed from work, Smithfield Foods, Inc. beat the national averages for all industries, not just the meat industry and animal production segment, according to the U.S.

Restaurant Industry Advocates Patent Reform  Restaurant Industry Advocates Patent Reform

The National Restaurant Association, joined by 36 state restaurant association partners, is calling on Senate leaders to support reforms that will provide restaurateurs and other technology end-users with relief from abusive demands from patent trolls.

Over 1,000 Restaurateurs Take Advantage of NRA Notification Tool

More than 1,000 restaurateurs have taken advantage of the National Restaurant Association’s Notification Tool, an online resource designed to help employers meet the October 1 deadline to notify employees about government-run health insurance exchanges.

NRA Objects to Credit Card Swipe Fees  NRA Objects to Credit Card Swipe Fees

The National Restaurant Association is reiterating its strenuous objection to a proposed settlement in ongoing litigation over credit card interchange swipe fees. In testimony for a U.S.

NRA Helps Restaurants Meet Deadline for Employee Notification of Health Insurance Exchanges NRA Helps Restaurants Meet Deadline for Employee Notification of Health Insurance Exchanges

The National Restaurant Association has launched a new tool to help restaurateurs notify employees about new government-run health insurance marketplaces by the October 1 deadline.

FDA to Hold a Public Meeting on Two Proposed Rules under FSMA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Proposed Rules on Foreign Supplier Verification Programs and the Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies Public Meeting.

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