MRLA News Now
Welcome to MRLA News Now – a bi-weekly video update provided by the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association designed to provide membership with industry news, legislative updates, and MRLA activity in just 2 minutes.
MRLA News Now | Archive List
- MRLA News Now - October 9, 2019
Today's MRLA News Now is full of important industry information! First, an update on the State of Michigan budget that had 147 line item vetoes last week, including Pure Michigan and hospitality workforce development programs. The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Show is less than a week away and FREE registration has been extending to Friday at 5PM. #MRLAShow2019 is bigger and better than ever before with something for everyone. Register today: https://bit.ly/2obQlMB
- MRLA News Now - September 25, 2019
An unintentional oversight of the 2017 tax reform bill left improvements to your business with a 39 year depreciation period instead of the intended 15 years. Congress needs to hear from you about this important issue! Share your story here: https://actnow.io/xFExVWS The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Show is only 3 weeks away! Register to participate in the Pork on my Fork Competition and Pizza Challenge for your chance to win big! More info: https://bit.ly/2naTjjP
- MRLA News Now - September 11, 2019
The Michigan Legislature is back in Lansing and the first topic on everyone's agenda: the state budget. We are focused on restoring Pure Michigan funding and preserving funding for hospitality industry workforce development. We have also announced our Lodging Keynote Speaker for Day 1 of the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Show! Register today: https://bit.ly/2JG7eIZ
- MRLA News Now - August 29, 2019
Let's talk about National Food Safety Month. #NFSM starts in September with the theme of "Controlling Risk: The Elements of of a Food Safety Management System" and free resources are available weekly at michiganfoodsafety.com. We also preview the upcoming MRLA Progressive Dinner -- a unique event you don't want to miss!
- MRLA News Now - August 14, 2019
Today, we provide you with a snapshot of what to expect at the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Show on October 15 & 16! We also feature our new legislative update platform: Phone2Action. Text HOSPITALITY to 52886 to sign up for updates on what's happening in Lansing as it effects Michigan's hospitality industry, or click here: https://p2a.co/Oz8EXgM .
- MRLA News Now - July 31, 2019
Is your team ServSafe certified? As an MRLA member you and your team receive a 20% discount on classes, testing and certification. Check out our schedule for details: https://bit.ly/2SVWFmx
In the name of providing VALUE for our members, we are also offering a FREE Process Variance Culinary Lab on August 15! Secure your spot today before space runs out: https://bit.ly/2OtzlOA
- MRLA News Now - July 17, 2019
Two major topics being covered today: the federal "Raise the Wage Act" and how you can help as well as a solution that the MRLA is providing to your workforce development and retention problems.
- MRLA News Now - June 19, 2019
The MRLA has been fighting for more workforce development funding in the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year Budget. Today's News Now provides an update on that process and a recap of the annual MRLA Golf Outing.
- MRLA News Now - June 6, 2019
In today's News Now, we provide an update on the auto no-fault insurance reform that was signed into law and recap last week's Mackinac Policy Conference.
- MRLA News Now - May 22, 2019
In today's News Now, we give you an overview of our NEW MRLA Legal Center! We also recap last week's record-breaking Capitol Day with over 170 member advocating directly for Michigan's hospitality industry and remind you how to continue to be involved.
- MRLA News Now - May 8, 2019
In today's News Now, we have some good news! Thanks to the MRLA VOICE, the Michigan Senate has restored the $5 million to the Pure Michigan budget and increased it by $1.5 million. Also, for the first time in 3 years, a comprehensive package of bills has been introduced to regulate Short Term Rentals and keep everyone on an even playing field.
- MRLA News Now - April 10, 2019
This week, we are recapping our trip to Washington DC to advocate for our industry and how that resulted in the release of 30,000 additional H2-B Visas! We also offer resources on how to be prepared and protect yourself from ADA lawsuits.
- MRLA News Now - March 27, 2019
Last week, we published our 2019-2020 legislative priorities and we break them down for you here. We also recap the Michigan ProStart Competition and give you an opportunity to experience the winning creations!
- MRLA News Now - March 13, 2019
In today's News Now, we recap the Governor's budget recommendations and update you on the DOL's rewrite of the Overtime Rule. We also invite you to the Michigan ProStart Competition on March 17-18 in Lansing to see the future of our industry in action!
- MRLA News Now - February 27, 2019
Today, we are providing you with an update on the Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave laws as well as recapping the Governor's State of the State.
- MRLA News Now - February 13, 2019
In this week's News Now, we provide an update on the Joint Employer Standard lawsuit as well as release the results of MRLA Industry Trends Report for Q4.
- MRLA News Now - January 30, 2019
The Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism is coming up on March 5 - 7 in Traverse City! Good news: MRLA has secured a discount for Restaurant Members! Use code 100MRLA for $100 off of the regular registration price. Register here: https://bit.ly/2C9hvHo **Please note: you must register one person at a time to receive the discount per person.** Don't forget to register for Industry Insights -- a regional event in Detroit on February 20! Industry professionals will be able to attend educational seminars, access specials from vendors and network during the free cocktail hour.
- MRLA News Now - January 17, 2019
Happy New Year! With a new year, comes a new administration at Michigan's Capitol, which means the MRLA is working on building new relationships. You can help by reaching out to your new elected officials! The MRLA is also launching Industry Insights -- a regional event in Detroit on February 20! Industry professionals will be able to attend educational seminars, access specials from vendors and network during the free cocktail hour. Minimum Wage + PSL Update: The minimum wage will remain at $9.25 until March 29, 2019. On that date, it will increase to $9.45. The tipped minimum wage will increase to $3.59 on that same date.
- MRLA News Now - December 20, 2018
As of last Friday, Governor Snyder signed SB 1171 and SB 1175 into law -- making them Public Act 368 of 2018 and Public Act 369 of 2018. Here's a breakdown of all the changes that save our industry from burdensome mandates. The minimum wage will remain at $9.25 until approximately March 29, 2019 depending upon when the legislature adjourns for the year. On or near that date, it will increase to $9.45. The tipped minimum wage will increase to $3.59 on that same date. The MRLA will share the specific date when it is officially known.
- MRLA News Now - December 6, 2018
On Tuesday night, the Michigan House and Senate sent two major pieces of legislation to the Governor's desk covering the issues that we have been working tirelessly on all year: Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave. Here we break down all of the changes that are in the bills and how that saves our entire industry from two of the most devastating proposals this industry has ever faced.
- MRLA News Now - November 14, 2018
We have exciting news to share! The MRA has entered into an agreement to merge with the statewide lodging association known as Check In Michigan to form the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association.
We look forward to continuing to provide Michigan's hospitality industry with #ValueVisionVoice.
- MRA News Now - November 8, 2018
Election results are in and we are breaking it all down for you. We look forward to continuing to represent your voice heading into the new legislative session.
- MRA News Now - October 10, 2018
You've heard of Millennials, but now the focus is on Gen Z and how they are impacting our workforce. The National Restaurant Association just released a study to research the prevailing attitudes, perceptions and trends that Gen Z has towards working in the restaurant industry.
Don't forget that pre-registration for the #MRAShow2018 ends at 5PM on October 12. Still haven't registered? Register to attend today before the price increases: https://bit.ly/2Kzx0uE
- MRA News Now - September 27, 2018
We are over two weeks away from the Michigan Restaurant Show 2018! Here's the details. Still haven't registered? Register to attend today before the price increases: https://bit.ly/2Kzx0uE
- MRA News Now - September 12, 2018
On September 5, 2018 the hospitality industry was successful in working with the Michigan Legislature to #SaveTheTipCredit. In today's MRA News Now, we discuss what exactly happened and what's next.
- MRA News Now - August 29, 2018
We have an update on the One Fair Wage Ballot Proposal. In today's MRA News Now, we discuss the options for how to prevent the proposal from reaching the November Ballot and #SaveTheTipCredit.
- MRA News Now - August 2, 2018
It's award season! Check out how you can get your restaurant on TV and how you can be honored at the Michigan Restaurant Show for using Michigan products! UTR Contest Michigan GROWN Michigan GREAT Awards MRA News Now is a video series created to provide you, the restaurateur, with industry news, legislative updates and MRA activity in just two minutes.
- MRA News Now - July 18, 2018
We are dedicating today's edition of MRA News Now to a topic that is important to all of us: healthcare. Here are the solutions that the MRA provides for you and your business.
- MRA News Now - June 20, 2018
In today's edition of MRA News Now, we discuss securing funding for the Michigan ProStart Program, expanding workforce development for inmates in the state, free Food Handler Course codes and free Sexual Harassment webinars!
- MRA News Now - June 6, 2018
We fill you in on that status of the two top priority ballot proposals: One Fair Wage and Paid Sick Leave. We also offer an opportunity for your restaurant to be featured on the popular PBS show, Under the Radar!
- MRA News Now - May 23, 2018
On May 15, 2018, the MRA hosted its 19th annual Capitol Day. In this video, we break down all of the details of the most well attended Capitol Day in MRA history.
- MRA News Now - May 9, 2018
Two major issues are being discussed in today's MRA News Now: a ballot proposal that would be devastating to the restaurant industry and our guidance on the Federal Menu Labeling Rule that went into effect on Monday, May 7
- MRA News Now - March 28, 2018
Today, we update the industry on our progress in securing additional funding for the ProStart Program: a workforce development solution. We also share the winners of the Michigan ProStart Competition and what you can do to congratulate and support them!
- MRA News Now - March 14, 2018
Today's update is all about workforce development! We highlight our visit to testify in front of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid & K-12 and the upcoming Apprenticeship Program information session on March 19!
- MRA News Now - February 28, 2018
This week, we provide you with an update on a national policy debate that would effect how our industry hires employees as well as key information about the upcoming Michigan ProStart Competition.
- MRA News Now - February 14, 2018
We update you on workforce development in the ProStart Program and recap the inaugural Legal Symposium
- MRA News Now - January 31, 2018
We discuss taxes with Michigan's Personal Exemption, Governor Snyder's plans for the workforce and talent development and job readiness programs and the Industry Champion Awards. Apply for the awards here: http://bit.ly/2EqnsAi
- MRA News Now - January 17, 2018
We are taking action against cyber security legislation and discussion the MRA Legal Symposium on February 5 in Birmingham