September 17-18: Exhibit at the Colorado Restaurant Show - Reserve your Booth Today!
The recent omnibus spending bill repealed the regulation that prohibited tip sharing among front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house employees where employers pay full minimum wage (not tipped minimum wage). That means you may now legally include certain heart of house employees in a tip pool. We still do not recommend including managers, supervisors, or employers in a tip pool.
The language in the bill leaves several open questions that will not be answered for some time, we will continue to follow these developments and keep you informed.
CRA restaurant members are also members of the National Restaurant Association and are eligible to receive a complimentary badge to the NRA Show, May 19 - 22 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Additional NRA Show admission badges may be purchased for $75 each (through April 6th, after that date the price goes up to $109). You will need your NRA Member ID to register. If you need assistance, please contact the NRA Show registration office at (312) 853-2525.
Sleep deprivation is a problem in America — at a cost to employees and employers. Imagine these statistics. In the U.S., three in 10 working adults sleep six hours or less in a 24-hour period. Employees who sleep less than five hours per day, the estimated annual injury incidence rate per 100 workers is 7.89. For those who catch seven to eight hours of zzzs, the injury rate falls to just 2.27. Fatigue-related productivity losses cost almost $2,000 per worker each year. The good news is there are helpful, time-tested tips for employers and employees. Read more from our partners at Pinnacol Assurance.
Do you know a Colorado student pursuing a degree in a restaurant or hospitality related field? The CRF is accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Don’t forget – Application Deadline is April 1.
Wondering who’s joined the club? Take a look at our recent New Members and say hello.
+ Top 10 questions regarding the changes to the Colorado Food Code