Government Affairs Ann Rolke

The CRA discusses ADA lawsuit reform

The CRA gathered local restaurants in San Diego recently for a Restaurant Roundtable discussion on the federal application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the continued trend for “gotcha” lawsuits against restaurants. They have been focused on business websites, even though no individual’s access to an establishment was limited or where there was no harm to any individual.

Government Affairs msabini

2018 Legislative Update

While the end of the legislative session was August 31st, Governor Brown had about a month to determine the fate of the legislation approved and sent to him. September was a critical month as the state government affairs lobbying team shifted focus to solely lobby the Governor’s office and state agencies that would be on the implementation side of the hundreds of proposed laws awaiting Governor Brown’s signature or veto.

Our Partners Ann Rolke

What is a chargeback and how can one be avoided?

Rule #1 of running your restaurant is to keep expenses as low as possible while eliminating unnecessary costs. And yet, one of the essential investments any restaurant needs to make is the ability to accept credit cards and a variety of other payment options.

Member Development Phil Choi
LA Chapter members and Board

Chapter Focus: Los Angeles

The California Restaurant Association actually began in Los Angeles in 1906. Then, it was called the Los Angeles Hotel and Restaurant Men’s Association.

Our Partners Ann Rolke

No Signature Required

As of April 2018, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Visa no longer require merchants to obtain signatures at the point-of-sale for credit and/or debit transactions.

Our Partners Ann Rolke

How to Attract More Job Candidates and Make Better, Faster Hires

If you’re struggling with filling your candidate pipeline, or dealing with escalating cost-per-hire and time-to-fill, there are a few critical factors you should evaluate. Sometimes a minor change can make a significant difference when candidates are learning about your jobs.

Our Partners Ann Rolke

Protect Yourself: PCI, EMV and You

This article will give you a quick glimpse into what you need to do to protect yourself from the looming threats of non-compliance with PCI (Payment Card Industry) and EMV standards.

Government Affairs Phil Choi

Restaurant Day FAQ
What is Restaurant Day at the Capitol?

California Restaurant Association (CRA) Restaurant Day at the Capitol is an annual event sponsored by CRA, where restaurant owners and operators like you gather to learn and practice lobbying for industry legislation at the state level.