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Washington Restaurant Weekly: 2013 General Elections are just around the Corner

This year’s battle over minimum wage, labor regulations and various political races will be reaching its end Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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The role of a supervisor – an important distinction

On June 24, 2013, the United States Supreme Court issued rulings in Vance v. Ball State University that provide valuable clarity in determining who will be considered a “supervisor” for

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Conflicting Reports on Social Media Advertising

For restaurants the question of where to advertise can be challenging. With traditional media audiences shrinking restaurant owners have begun to delve into new age marketing by utilizing social media sites that have much bigger audiences.

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Off-year elections not to be ignored: Here’s why this one matters to WRA members

Elections and candidate races during the year after presidential elections are often very quiet. While there is only a handful of races and issues on this November’s ballot, a number of them are of keen importance to the hospitality industry. The WRA has taken a position in five races/issues that will appear on this November’s ballot. The following provides some background on each of these important ballot options.

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New research shows consumers want a side of technology with their meals

As technology is becoming a part of the daily lives for many Americans – and a critical tool of convenience for more than a few – the desire to use

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: Endorsements for Seattle Races Announced

For Seattle Restaurant Operators this year it can be difficult to know who to choose with so many options on the ballot.

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Get your questions answered on healthcare reform this Wednesday

The next conference call is Wednesday, September 25 at 9 am PST. The call-in number is 1-800-309-2350, conference ID is 6328387.

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Endorsements for Seattle Races Announced

Attention Seattle Restaurant Operators! By now each of you should have received your absentee ballot in the mail for the November election.

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Financing Growth for Your Restaurant

Sustainable growth is the goal of every business owner.  Finding the right path can be difficult.  Restaurateurs often encounter a  number of obstacles when attempting to expand their operations, and

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Restaurant job growth projected to top 3% in 2013

The delayed September jobs report offered little clarity on the direction of the economy, as overall job growth remained relatively tepid.

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Stay ahead of HR challenges with new technology

Emerging technology will play a greater role in recruiting, training and managing employees as legislative, regulatory and societal changes affect the restaurant workforce.

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LED Lighting Discounts

Through a partnership with North American LED and the National Restaurant Association, WRA members receive special pricing on LED lighting. Legislation passed in 2007 phases in new energy efficient standards

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Restaurant 2.0 is here: Understanding the importance of new technologies in the restaurant industry

Over the years, we’ve been conditioned to glamorize the “The Future.” For those of us who are already technologically inclined, that future stretches into a vast landscape where anything seems possible. For others of us who may be a little less comfortable with the tech sector’s latest offerings, it may seem hard to imagine how we could become an even more automated culture.

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Tips for Employers Who Outsource Payroll Duties

Many employers outsource their payroll and related tax duties to third-party payers such as payroll service providers and reporting agents. Reputable third-party payers can help employers streamline their business operations

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FAQs: Nondiscrimination Provisions and Employer Exchange Notification Requirements

The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a non-discrimination provision that affects all employers providing health care coverage to their employees.  The provision prohibits employers from restricting