WATCH NOW: Members Only Webinars

MRLA Legal Center: Addressing Social and Political Issues in the Workplace
For over a decade, restaurants have established policies and procedures for responding to employee speech that is potentially harmful or negative to the brand. The COVID-19 global pandemic heightened emphasis on social justice in the wake of several high-profile killings by the police, and the landmark court decision on abortion rights has added new layers of complication for restauranteurs to navigate, as they try to balance empathy for their workforce, with policy and legal compliance. Our new Legal Center partner, Adam Forman of Epstein Becker & Green P.C., hosted a webinar where he identified several legal and practical factors that operators should consider when responding to employees’ social and political communications in the workplace.

Virtual Lodging Members Townhall
Join the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association on Wednesday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. from the comfort of your desk for a Virtual Lodging Members Townhall Discussion! Team MRLA will lead a conversation to provide an update on legislative priorities directly impacting our Lodging Members such as H-2B Visas and Short-Term Rentals, discuss current trends and workforce programs,  and answer your questions directly. This is a FREE virtual event for MRLA Lodging Members.

MRLA Legal Center: Preparing For Your Decision on Vaccine Mandate
As colder seasons approach and the delta variant put COVID-19 cases on the rise again for mostly unvaccinated populations, the hospitality industry across the country is seeing an increase in individual businesses making the decision to require COVID-19 vaccination for employees and/or guests. In a recent operations survey conducted by the MRLA, over 1/4 of respondents indicated that they were either in support of or undecided on support for a policy similar to New York City that requires a restaurant operator to verify proof of vaccination for guests. The MRLA is hosting a webinar to arm operators with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions.
Property Taxes: MRLA Mini-Webinar
The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association with Fahey, Schultz, Burzych, Rhodes Law presents a mini-webinar to discuss property tax assessments and what to pay attention to in the wake of the last year.

Sales Tax & Carry Out Containers: MRLA Mini-Webinar
The Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association with Plante Moran presents a mini-webinar to discuss sales tax exemptions on carry out containers and other materials.