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 - January 15, 2020
Today, we discuss Pure Michigan funding and what the MRLA is doing to restore it for Michigan's hospitality industry. We also provide a preview of what to expect at our upcoming Industry Insights regional event in Detroit on Feb. 24.
- MRLA News Now - December 18, 2019
In our last News Now update of the year, we recap what's happening with Pure Michigan funding in the budget as well as an update on legalizing sports betting and what that means for your business.
- MRLA News Now - November 20, 2019
In today's News Now update, the MRLA honored its 2019 Legislators of the Year last week for being strong advocates for Michigan's hospitality industry. We also discuss the upcoming Detroit Restaurant & Lodging Association Full Plates, Full Hearts event in partnership with Detroit Shipping Co.
- MRLA News Now - November 6, 2019
In today's MLRA News Now, we fill you in on the Overtime Salary Threshold, what it would mean for you and what the MRLA is doing to protect your business. We also ask you the save the date for the Great Lakes Hospitality Conference & Expo on October 20-21, 2020. MRLA Members will be able to register for an all-inclusive price of $299 -- so plan now! Future pricing packages will be announced soon. To be the first to know about new GLHCE announcements, visit https://bit.ly/36B4t3T
- 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.