Hospitality News March 28, 2018

March 28, 2018






EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

September 17-18: Exhibit at the Colorado Restaurant Show - Reserve your Booth Today!

 


NOW THAT THE 2011 TIP-POOLING REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR RESTAURANTS?

The recent omnibus spending bill repealed the regulation that prohibited tip sharing among front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house employees where employers pay full minimum wage (not tipped minimum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.

 

+ If you feel you need to change how your tip pool operates to comply with this new law, please contact Nick Hoover at the CRA so we can connect you with legal help.
 
+ The National Restaurant Association will answer any compliance questions during a Tip Pooling Conference Call Thursday, March 29. They’ll explain the nuances of the current tip-pooling rules, offer guidance on compliance, and be available to answer any questions.
 
+ Our friends at Fisher & Phillips have posted a blog entry regarding the FLSA amendment.

 

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.

 


FREE TICKETS TO NRA SHOW IN CHICAGO

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.

 


WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE

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.

 


REMINDER – CRF SCHOLARSHIPS DUE APRIL 1

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.

 


WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

Wondering who’s joined the club? Take a look at our recent New Members and say hello.

 


OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS

+ On the Fly – March Edition

+ Top 10 questions regarding the changes to the Colorado Food Code

+ Denver Gender Neutral Bathrooms

+ Boulder Sugary Beverage Tax FAQs

+ Colorado Restaurant Show Exhibitor Sign up

 


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CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April 3: Breckenridge Chapter Meeting

April 4: Steamboat Springs Chapter Meeting

April 11: Colorado Restaurant Foundation Board Meeting

April 12: Durango Chapter Meeting

April 15: Pikes Peak Food, Wine and Beer Expo

April 16-18: Public Affairs Conference in Washington DC

April 17: Pikes Peak Chapter Board Meeting

April 17: Mile High Chapter Meeting & Member Mixer

April 18: Pueblo Chapter Meeting

April 23: Pueblo Chapter - The Taste of Giving Event

 

ON THE HORIZON

May 8: CRF Scholarship Event

May 19-22: NRA Annual Restaurant Show

May 20: Taste of Durango

July 16: Rocky Mountain Classic RAF Golf Tournament

September 17-18: Colorado Restaurant Show

 

SERVSAFE CLASSES*

April 23: ServSafe Food Manager Certification – Denver

April 24: ServSafe Alcohol Certification – Denver

*Pre-registration required

 


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