Hospitality News September 6, 2017

September 6, 2017





CRA EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

September 5-10: Denver Food + Wine Festival - Promo code DFWFAM

October 9-10: Colorado Restaurant Show

 


ANOTHER BLOW TO U.S. DOL OVERTIME RULE

You may have seen the notice last week from the National Restaurant Association that the Overtime Rule has been struck down. A federal judge determined that the DOL exceeded its authority with the FSLA overtime rule which significantly raised the minimum salary required for employees to qualify for OT exemptions. This has been a high priority for our industry and after a rigorous few years, we are very pleased to see this outcome. Our partners at Fisher & Phillips caution making any changes just yet as this may not be the last word on this rule. Todd Frederickson states, “While there is reason for employers to hope for a favorable outcome in the end, we recommend continuing to maintain the status quo for now.”


HURRICANE HARVEY: HOW TO HELP

As Colorado experiences smoke-filled skies from the fires to the north and west, our colleagues in Houston and surrounding areas are wringing out after devastating floods. Our hearts and thoughts go out to those who have been displaced and injured. As is common during emergencies, restaurants have pitched in to feed first responders and to provide support and aid to those that need it. As stated by a joint statement from NRA/TRA, “Restaurants serve – and that’s never more true than when disaster strikes….The enduring message in all of this is that we are a community, pulling together to help in need. And when the call comes, restaurants always answer.” The Texas Restaurant Association has a dedicated Harvey Resources webpage that contains a list of up-to-date resources for business owners as well as restaurant employees in Texas. In addition, the Louisiana Restaurant Association has activated the Hurricane Harvey Hospitality Employee Relief Fund to specifically help impacted hospitality workers.


SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL FOOD SAFETY MONTH

ServSafe is excited to be celebrating the 23rd year of National Food Safety Month (NFSM)! This year's theme focuses on The Culture of Food Safety. As a focal point within the restaurant industry, food safety is now synonymous with an operation's reputation. Celebrate with us as we explore how to create a culture of food safety within your operation. Download and share our weekly activities, posters and infographics to keep your staff informed and engaged. Join the conversation on social media by using #NFSM!


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CRA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 5-10: Denver Food + Wine Festival Promo code DFWFAM

September 12: Breckenridge Chapter Meeting

September 14: Durango Chapter Meeting

September 19: Mile High Chapter Meeting

September 19: Boulder County Chapter Meeting

September 21: Pikes Peak Chapter Board Meeting

October 2-4: Richard E. Marriott Golf Invitational

October 9-10: Colorado Restaurant Show

October 13-21: Pikes Peak Restaurant Week

  

SERVSAFE CLASSES*

Sept 18: ServSafe Food Safety Certification course – Denver
September 18: ServSafe Manager Certification course -- Loveland
Sept 19: ServSafe Alcohol Certification course – Denver
*Pre-registration required

EVENTS FROM OUR FRIENDS

September 14: An Evening at The Denver Press Club
September 23: Lone Tree Forks, Corks & Ales
September 26: Food & Drink Resources Golf Outing

 


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