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November 23, 2020
Treasury rejects PPP tax deductions unless Congress acts

IRS releases guidance on deductibility of business expenses paid for with PPP loans, and it isn’t good for restaurants.

November 16, 2020
Lending program threshold lowered to help small business

The Federal Reserve Bank lowered the minimum loan amount in its Main Street Lending Program to $100,000.

November 9, 2020
Open enrollment: Time for restaurant employees to get health care benefits

How can you get employees to sign up during COVID-19? Promote the plans and services they need the most now.

October 26, 2020
What will your city be like without restaurants? Mayors weigh in

Mayors from cities around the country joined Association policy chief Sean Kennedy to talk about impact and advocacy efforts to help the restaurant industry.

October 16, 2020
How will the election affect your business?

The Restaurant Law Center looked into a crystal ball to see how election results might impact the restaurant industry.

August 24, 2020
What’s your state’s stance on masks and other regulations? Find out.

The Association’s state-by-state COVID-19 resources are comprehensive, growing in number, and updated regularly.

July 20, 2020
Alcohol to go might be magic potion for struggling restaurants

Expanded regulations allowing the sale could help juice up revenues lost during the pandemic.

July 8, 2020
How to stay health-care compliant as a small business

Learn to avoid the practices that can get you fined.

June 18, 2020
Association’s CEO praises Supreme Court ruling to uphold DACA policy

Says decision is the validation of the American dream for thousands of restaurant owners and workers.

June 10, 2020
What the new Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act means for you

The legislation signed last week is good news for the restaurant industry, fixing some of the problems with the Paycheck Protection Program.