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Restaurants targeted by individual impersonating a sheriff’s deputy

(Kitsap County) – Recently, an unknown male scammed a local restaurant manager into sending money through Western Union to bail out an existing employee.

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Liquor Control Board moves forward with rules on entertainers

Under current rule, any entertainer—whether it be a comedian, a DJ or a live music band—is considered the licensee’s employee for the purposes of liquor enforcement.

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Liquor Control Board moves forward with rules on entertainers

Under current rule, any entertainer—whether it be a comedian, a DJ or a live music band—is considered the licensee’s employee for the purposes of liquor enforcement. In addition to being

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NLRB overrides employer concerns, mandates new workplace poster

Despite strong and widespread concerns from the business community, the National Labor Relations Board announced Aug. 25 that starting in mid-November it will require nearly all private-sector employers to post a new federal workplace notice detailing employees’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act to organize unions.

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It’s Time To Get Serious About Card Data Security

Of all the data security breaches that took place in 2010, 40% occurred within the hospitality industry.* Surprised by this number? You shouldn’t be.

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NRA studying latest round of health care rules

The National Restaurant Association is analyzing this latest round of regulations to ensure that the rules are workable for restaurant employers, and will comment within the required 75-day comment period. These regulations pertain to eligibility for participation in the exchanges, for tax credits and for Medicaid.

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Seattle event aims to bring cigar bars back to restaurants

The first ever Seattle Cigar Expo took place this past weekend and featured several Washington Restaurant Association members such as El Gaucho, The Ram, Via Tribunali and Caffe Vita.

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Seattle event aims to bring cigar bars back to restaurants

The first ever Seattle Cigar Expo took place this past weekend and featured several Washington Restaurant Association members such as El Gaucho, The Ram, Via Tribunali and Caffe Vita.

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Initiative 1183 provides added protections against unlawful distribution

I-1183 requires a retail store to demonstrate that it can effectively prevent sales of alcohol to underage minors in order to get a license to sell liquor. Currently, the state has two ways of ensuring compliance—enforcement visits and regularly scheduled classes.

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Restaurant industry analyzes latest round of regulations on health care law

As the federal government continues its work to implement the 2010 health care law, the restaurant industry is working to provide the restaurant industry’s feedback on proposed regulations. The most recent proposals come from the Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury.

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A locally-grown take on “restaurant weeks”

A new type of food festival is helping restaurants break into local sourcing, usually with an immediate payback in sales.

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A locally-grown take on "restaurant weeks"

A new type of food festival is helping restaurants break into local sourcing, usually with an immediate payback in sales.

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Weekly Update: WRA to testify at liquor distribution hearing

The House Ways and Means Committee of the Washington State Legislature will hold a hearing Monday on the proposal passed last session that would hand over the warehousing and distribution of liquor to the highest bidding private party.

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WRA Government Affairs Team prepares for implementation of the liquor warehousing proposal

During the 2011 legislative session, a proposal emerged that would hand over the warehousing and distribution of the state’s liquor to the highest bidder. Those interested in taking over this

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Congratulations, industry award winners!

The WRA honored top restaurant industry leaders Tuesday at its annual Toasting the Finest awards ceremony.