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Restaurants benefit from allowing patrons to open a tab. Aside from the potential for increased ordering, the process speeds up efficiency at the bar. The problem comes at the end of the night when credit cards are left unclaimed.

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Educate Yourself in December
A round-up of partner education opportunities

December 12, 2019 | Legal Webinar: What Do You Need to Do in January 2020 (Online)

January 1, 2020 is right around the corner; be sure you are ready for the New Year and the new legal obligations it brings.

Join Lizbeth (“Beth”) West, Chair of Weintraub Tobin’s Labor & Employment Group for this one-hour webinar in which she will provide a brief overview of some new employment laws and recommend steps employers can take to ensure compliance by January 2020. Topics to be discussed include:

Program Highlights

Member Development

CRA grows as restaurant laws and trends ever-shift

Listen in as they discuss why the CRA is more valuable than ever to the independent operators that make up 80 percent of the association’s membership. Topping the list: advocating for fairer legislation impacting restaurants, providing free legal resources, discounts for insurance and other services, and training — especially for mandated sexual harassment prevention training beginning in 2020.

Government Affairs

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.

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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
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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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.