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Hot Off the Grill: Third week of the 2015 Session

The third week of the legislative session was extremely busy for the WRA GA Team; it doesn’t look to be slowing down. There have been at least 1700 bills introduced

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: Tacoma paid sick leave passed by City Council

The proposed Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance for Tacoma was heard by the City Council on Tuesday.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Consumers willing to pay more for healthy food

If there was any doubt about the seriousness of consumers’ growing interest in healthy eating, a recent survey dispelled it.

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Open enrollment season is almost over – Ready?

Ready? When the 2015 Health Insurance open enrollment ends (Sunday February 15th), what do your employees need to know?  Similarly, what do you need to know when it comes to

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Public vs. private health care exchanges: Understanding the difference

With the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate in effect, nearly all Americans are required to purchase health insurance or face a possible tax penalty. More people are turning to “exchanges,” also known as marketplaces, to buy plans.

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Super Bowl Strategies: How Small Businesses Can Celebrate, Profit and Win Big

With the Seattle Seahawks heading to their second consecutive Super Bowl, they aren’t the only ones who can win big. Small business can too.

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Hot Off the Grill: Second week of the 2015 Session

Dear WRA members, Below is your weekly Hot Off the Grill update. These updates go out every Friday during the state legislative session. For any questions, or for subscription information, please contact

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Action alert! Contact the Tacoma Mayor & City Council today – Proposed paid leave ordinance

In December, Mayor Marilyn Strickland introduced a Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance to the Tacoma City Council.

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: Restaurants respond to President Obama’s State of the Union address

“The President focused much of his State of the Union address on policies aimed at strengthening the economy,” said Scott DeFife, the National Restaurant Association’s executive vice president of policy and government affairs, in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

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Creating a smart, successful industry workforce—one program at a time

Insufficient training is easier to conceal in some industries than in others. But poor preparedness within the restaurant industry is nearly impossible to hide.

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Keep your floors safe from slips

Keeping employees safe starts right at the ground level. The Floor. Make it a SlipSafe floor. WRA claims prevention partner SlipSafe Tile™ treatment is the best way to make sure your tile

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants court tech-savvy kids

Ever wonder why so many restaurants feature cute characters and other features designed to appeal to children?

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Supreme Court won’t hear case on inflated swipe fees

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the appeal the National Restaurant Association and other merchant groups and businesses filed last year concerning the Federal Reserve’s rule allowing inflated debit swipe fees to be charged to restaurants and other retailers.

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Former NLRB member: “Joint employer” ruling eliminates jobs

The recent decision by the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel to consider McDonald’s and its franchisees as “joint employers” in a series of labor practice complaints could have severe, negative consequences across industries and discourage people from purchasing franchises, according to former NLRB member Peter Kirsanow.

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Hot Off the Grill – Session has started

Session Begins On Monday, the 2015 session kicked off. What is usually a day full of less than exciting parliamentary motions to appoint leadership, propose timelines, and adopt procedural rules