News Archive

Dec 2019

  • Dec 11
    2019

    The holiday season brings plenty of private parties and events - which means restaurants have to file the correct alcohol catering certification request with the TABC. TRA has been a driving force, working with TABC to pass the "File and Use" rule...

  • Dec 3
    2019
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    Not knowing or failing to comply with payroll laws can put your business under a magnifying glass, and lead to fines and penalties. In fact, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) penalizes nearly 1 in 3 businesses for payroll mistakes.  To avoid being...

Nov 2019

  • Nov 22
    2019

    A San Antonio district judge has granted a temporary injunction on the San Antonio Sick and Safe Law which prevents the ordinance from taking effect on Dec. 1, 2019. The judge has asked the parties to prepare for a trial on the merits of the...

  • Nov 19
    2019

    Workplace harassment is a serious problem - and on the rise. Employers have one basic obligation to their workers - to provide a safe, working environment, free from discrimination and harassment. Failure to address the issue can not only affect the...

  • Nov 18
    2019
    Matthew Mabel speaking to TRA Marketplace crowd

    What’s Your Culture? Matthew Mabel of Surrender spoke at the 2019 TRA Marketplace about defining and honing your restaurant’s culture. Before anyone begins to raise eyebrows: every restaurant has a culture, an owner or manager isn’t the culture, and...

  • Nov 15
    2019

    At TRA Marketplace 2019, marketing gurus Kamal Heikal of Ben E. Keith, Linda Veatch of Fuzzy’s Taco, Rachel Lewis of Hometown Social, and Thomas Nguyen of Peli Peli got together to have a discussion about successful marketing tactics for restaurants...

  • Nov 14
    2019
    dawn ann larios

    Longtime political strategist will drive SARA’s influence and focus on expanding the local membership base SAN ANTONIO, TX (November 14, 2019) -- The Texas Restaurant Association (TRA) announces it has hired Dawn Ann Larios as Executive Director of...

  • Nov 12
    2019
    Former TRA President Mike Hamilton laid to rest 1961-2019

    Today our hearts are heavy as we lay to rest one of our fiercest advocates and dearest friends - TRA past president, and former state representative (2003-2012) – Mike “Tuffy” Hamilton. Best known for his beaming smile, sharp wit and never-ending...

  • Nov 6
    2019
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    The Department of Labor recently issued its final overtime rule. Our latest two-minute TRA News Now takes a look at key provisions, such as the new salary threshold of $35,568 per year. Watch now and see what other changes have taken place, and how...

  • Nov 5
    2019
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    The recent tornados in Dallas brought operations to a halt to a few local restaurants. There are several different types of business insurance that can all help cover your restaurant or business in one-way or another. Property insurance is a type of...

  • Nov 4
    2019
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    As open enrollment season approaches hundreds of Texas restaurants are evaluating their benefits packages and making choices that will impact their employees and families. These important decisions will impact their employee health care and other...

  • Nov 1
    2019
    Modernize your payroll image of coworkers

    Are you one of almost 30 percent of businesses still using payroll technology more than 10 years old? If so, your days of working with paper timesheets, punch cards and physical time clocks should be over. Luckily for today’s entrepreneur, modern...

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