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Weekly Update: Hill Climb and Taste Our Best Are Almost Here

Hill Climb and Taste Our Best Are Almost Here, Feb. 6 Hill Climb and Taste Our Best are just four days away on Feb. 6. Use your mobile device to

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King County’s New Restaurant Grading System

Since 2014, the Seattle & King County Health Department has been looking to implement a new restaurant grading system that will incorporate placards. Stakeholders, including our government affairs team and

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Seattle & King Co. Health Dept. Needs Your Input

The Washington Hospitality Association and Seattle Restaurant Alliance’s government affairs team recently participated in the quarterly Seattle & King County Health Department Restaurant Grading Taskforce meeting. Since 2014, stakeholders (including

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City survey: Restaurant workers like the work, schedules and flexibility our industry offers

Yesterday, the city of Seattle released its results of the worker scheduling practices survey. You can read the full results here. The city survey reinforces what the Seattle Restaurant Alliance’s

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Seattle restaurant workers are highly satisfied at work; new scheduling policies are not their priority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Jillian Henze, Local Communications Manager, jillianh@warestaurant.org, 360-956-7279 ext. 124 July 18, 2016 Seattle restaurant workers are highly satisfied at work; new scheduling policies are not

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Weekly Update: WLA challenges ballot title of union-backed Seattle hotel initiative

The WLA filed a ballot title challenge to Initiative 124. We updated members about I-124 in last week’s Weekly (read it here.) We believe the ballot title fails to accurately

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Hot Off the Grill: Election Edition

The 2015 election cycle turned out to be very busy for the Washington Restaurant and Washington Lodging Associations. The hospitality industry (WRA & WLA) played a part in many races

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: General election is on November 3 – remember to vote!

Make sure your ballots are in the mail before next Tuesday, the deadline for when your ballot must be postmarked in order to be counted. There are major stakes in this election for the hospitality industry.

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SEATTLE RESTAURANT ALLIANCE ENDORSES CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES IN GENERAL ELECTION

The Seattle City Council makes decisions that are highly impactful to your business. This year, every Seattle City Council seat is up for election. The general election is November 3 and

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Weekly Update: L&I proposes 2 percent average increase in workers’ comp rates for 2016

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries today proposed a 2 percent increase in the 2016 workers’ compensation average base rate to cover claim costs for injured workers.

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Weekly Update: Hospitality industry alert! New initiative could ultimately have impact nationwide

A ballot initiative petition has been filed, in Massachusetts, that would require any fast food restaurant or retail store making changes, cancellations, additions or reductions to the schedule of an employee within 14 days of a scheduled shift to pay not less than one additional hour and no more than four additional hours in addition to wages earned for hours worked.

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Seattle Restaurant Alliance endorses City Council candidates in primary

The Seattle City Council makes decisions that have great impact on your business, such as the minimum wage ordinance that went into effect this year.

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Hot Off the Grill: 2015 Legislative Session Week Eight

Today is the 54th day of the 2015 legislative session. The next cut-off is March 11. Many bills have been culled from the list in the last few weeks. This