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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.

April 19, 2018
Restaurateurs, Congress talk policy on Capitol Hill

More than 400 restaurateurs came to Washington, D.C., for our 32nd Annual Public Affairs Conference, and to meet with lawmakers on issues affecting business.

April 3, 2018
New plan offers small operators affordable health insurance

The initiative will help smaller businesses provide quality, affordable health care to their employees.

November 8, 2017
House passes joint employer bill, aims to save local business

By passing this bipartisan legislation, Congress is seeking to reverse the National Labor Relations Board's expansion of the federal joint employer rule.

October 23, 2017
What should the renegotiated NAFTA look like?

We're working to ensure the restaurant industry isn't negatively impacted by changes to trade policies that could disrupt the supply chain.

October 12, 2017
Trump signs exec order to support assoc. health plans

President Trump signed an Executive Order that could make it easier for small businesses and individuals to work together to buy health plans through associations.