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The WRA is committed to providing the best quality, value and services to meet your needs. We strive to keep our members and the public informed about critical issues that impact the foodservice and hospitality industry. Through national and local resources the WRA gathers information to provide current news, trends, regulatory changes and operational guidance.

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Question: Can teen employees use lawn mowers and weed wackers?

Answer: Lawn mowers and weed wackers are off limits for 14- and 15-year olds, but OK for 16- and 17-year olds.  They fall under the Department of Workforce Development’s category “lawn and garden equipment, including power-driven mowers or cutters and sidewalk type snow blowers.”  

As with teens operating golf carts, 16- and 17-year olds operating riding lawn mowers may not use them on public roads.  In this case, both the federal and state laws are the same: yes to 16-and 17-year olds and no to 14- and 15-year olds.

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For Your Information

Dogs on Patios

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Dogs on Patios

As warmer weather arrives, it's a good time to review the rules regarding welcoming dogs to the outside seating area of your restaurant.

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Scams Targeting Restaurants

Resourceful con artists are always coming up with new ways to fleece money from people. Some scams seem perfectly designed to take advantage of restaurant operators—since it is a restaurant owner’s nature to be a hospitable and welcome new business.

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Sick Employee Policy

Make sure your employees know that the Wisconsin Food Code requires them to inform the manager on duty if they are ill with certain types of symptoms or illnesses.

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Member Benefits

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Member Benefit

Allergen Awareness Poster

The Wisconsin Restaurant Association developed a free poster to help restaurants inform their staff and customers about food allergies.

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Member Benefit

Social Media Crisis Kit

It’s a new landscape for businesses because of the incredible power that social media wields these days. Many restaurant owners have told us that they feel unequipped to deal with these situations. 

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Hand Washing

Handwashing is the most effective means of preventing the spread of bacteria and viruses and can prevent contamination of food, utensils and equipment.

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Member Benefit

Employee's Record File

WRA wants to help you get (and stay) organized and make sure you’re in compliance with recordkeeping requirements. We’ve created these personnel files as another valuable member benefit. 

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