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September 26, 2019
DOL issues new federal overtime rule

The regulation is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020.

September 13, 2019
Correcting tax code error remains top priority

The Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) glitch correction remains our top tax policy priority as Congress returns to session.

May 13, 2019
Restaurateurs tell White House of health plan success

After years of looking for affordable insurance coverage for employees, smaller operators say it is starting to get a little easier.

April 3, 2019
Political pundit Brazile speaks at Public Affairs Conference

Brazile said we must reverse the current “politics of meanness” and “bring our country back together again.”

April 3, 2019
Restaurateurs converge on Washington for Public Affairs Conference

The two-day event featured policy updates from U.S. Representatives and Senators, and conversations with political pundits.

August 6, 2018
Looking for the 411 on 226-J letters? We’ve got it!

The IRS is sending restaurateurs letters stating they are being fined for not complying with the employer mandate piece of the health care law.

July 31, 2018
Wages, paid leave top midterm ballot initiatives

What's behind that voter booth curtain? A host of referendums that could affect the way our industry does business. See what's happening in 3 different states.

June 25, 2018
CEO cheers Association Health Plan expansion

Expanding AHPs will allow smaller and mid-sized businesses to offer employees benefits on par with larger companies, says Dawn Sweeney.

May 7, 2018
After more than a decade, menu labeling is appetizing

Menu labeling is now the law of the land. Cicely Simpson, our executive vice president of public affairs, explains what it means for our industry and guests.

April 30, 2018
Making the industry’s case in support of DACA

Cicely Simpson, our executive vice president of public affairs, outlines why we are urging Congress and the Administration to solve the DACA issue.