Restaurant Policy and Lobby

 

Complying with the Costly Affordable Care Act

Restaurateurs are searching for ways to mitigate increased costs when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act takes effect in 2014 and any restaurant with 50 or more full-time employees is required by law to comply.

National Restaurant Association Joins Coalition to Advocate for Fair Effective Tax Rates  National Restaurant Association Joins Coalition to Advocate for Fair Effective Tax Rates

The National Restaurant Association announced its participation in a new group called the Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates, a diverse group of organizations joined to advocate for tax reform through fair effective tax rates, the amount of tax that businesses actually pay.

Tipping Controversies Challenge Tradition Tipping Controversies Challenge Tradition

Several New York City restaurants were named in a lawsuit on July 18 over deceptive tipping practices, including Applebee’s, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster.

NRA Applauds Legislation to Define Full-Time Employment at 40 Hours NRA Applauds Legislation to Define Full-Time Employment at 40 Hours

The National Restaurant Association applauds the recently introduced legislation by Congressman Todd Young of

National Restaurant Association's Top Lobbyist Receives Honor National Restaurant Association's Top Lobbyist Receives Honor

National Restaurant Association executive vice president of policy and government affairs Scott DeFife has been named a “Top Lobbyist” by Washington-based news publication CEO Update, which featured a select group of lobbyists for their major victories -- both on the congressional fro

NRA Continues Push for Permanent 15-year Tax Depreciation Schedule for Restaurants NRA Continues Push for Permanent 15-year Tax Depreciation Schedule for Restaurants

The National Restaurant Association applauded Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) for introducing legislation (S. 749) to make permanent a 15-year tax depreciation schedule for restaurant improvements and new construction, leasehold improvements and retail improvements.

National Restaurant Association Announces Speakers for 2013 Public Affairs Conference

More than 500 restaurateurs from across the country will convene in Washington April 17-18 for the National Restaurant Association’s 27th annual Public Affairs Conference, which will feature Majority Whip of the U.S.

NRA: Proposal Creates Unlevel Playing Field Between Restaurants and Grocery Stores

In a letter to lawmakers March 21, the National Restaurant Association and several restaurant companies said that H.R.

NRA Responds to Ruling to Overturn New York City Beverage Ban

The National Restaurant Association released the following statement about the decision by a New York state judge who struck down the New York City beverage ban March 11. 

Immigration Reform on Track for 2013, NRA Says

The National Restaurant Association said it is encouraged that immigration reform is starting to gather momentum early in 2013.The Association also noted it is continuing to lobby for legislation that makes sense for restaurateurs and other small business owners.

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