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April 15, 2014

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BOE advises on tax evasion by electronic sales suppression
By CRA Staff

STATE TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST BUSINESSES THAT SKIM OR HIDE SALES FROM POS SYSTEMS

Emerging technologies can help businesses conduct their day-to-day operations easier, faster and with more accuracy. However, technology can be a double-edged sword – it also can make it easier to hide or misrepresent business activities. Such is the case with point of sale (POS) systems that have become more versatile and affordable. The California State Board of Equalization (BOE) has seen a recent increase in the number of business owners choosing to invest in this technology to manage their operations, in addition to cases of misuse in order to evade the payment of sales taxes properly due to the state.

Tags: BOE, sales tax
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April 10, 2014

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Calling all chefs: Original gluten-free recipes sought to raise awareness for Celiac disease
By Katie Hourigan

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is seeking new, original recipes from the country's most notable chefs. To raise awareness for the growing need of gluten-free options, the NFCA is creating the Gluten-Free Chef's Challenge Cookbook. A panel of NFCA-approved judges will choose the Top 100 recipes from the submissions to create the cookbook.

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April 9, 2014

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Arrive at Lobby Day, Rock ’n Restaurants in style with Uber

The California Restaurant Association (CRA) has teamed with Uber to provide Lobby Day and Rock ’n Restaurants attendees with a responsible, user-friendly travel option. Even better, Uber will extend a $20 discount to attendees to put toward their first ride.

Tags: Uber, RNR14, Lobby Day
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April 3, 2014

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Walnut Creek to host plastic bag outreach meetings for restaurants
By Javier Gonzalez

On March 18, the Walnut Creek City Council voted to adopt an ordinance that will prohibit retail and restaurants from distributing single-use point-of-purchase plastic bags. The California Restaurant Association (CRA), along with other business owners and groups, attended the meeting to express our opposition to the ordinance.

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April 3, 2014

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CRA Lobby Day: Your voice is critical on upcoming day of action April 22
By Matt Sutton

2014 is shaping up to be one of the most challenging years for the restaurant industry as the Legislature continues to propose and approve detrimental policy proposals that will severely damage the state's restaurant climate and prospects for growth.

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March 27, 2014

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Legislative committee moves to repeal new law prohibiting bare hand contact
By Matt Sutton

The Assembly Health Committee met this week to consider AB 2130 (Pan), which seeks to repeal the state's “no bare hand contact” with ready-to-eat foods law that officially took effect Jan. 1, 2014.

Tags: bare hand contact, glove law
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March 27, 2014

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Leno bill raising minimum wage $5 clears labor committee
By Matt Sutton

This week, the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee voted to approve SB 935 (D-Leno), which proposes to raise the statewide minimum wage by $5 by 2017 and attach the wage to the consumer price index in 2018.

Tags: minimum wage, Leno
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March 27, 2014

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San Diego committee votes to move minimum wage effort forward
By Chris Duggan

A higher minimum wage and paid sick leave effort has cleared another hurdle within the San Diego City Council, moving forward to an ordinance drafting stage.

Tags: minimum wage, san diego
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March 27, 2014

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Bill mandating paid sick leave advances
By Kara Bush

Legislation that would require California employers to provide at least three days of annual paid sick leave was approved by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on a 6-3 vote. The measure now goes before the Assembly Appropriations Committee to discuss the fiscal impacts to the state.

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March 25, 2014

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FARE conference to redefine how suppliers, operators look at the foodservice industry
By CRA Staff

EVENT SLATED FOR JUNE 16-18 NEAR DALLAS

CSP Business Media – the organization that produces the Restaurant Leadership Conference –will host its 7th annual FARE: A Foodservice Evolution June 16-18 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center near Dallas.

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