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Hot Off the Grill: Trio of local government issues emerges

Mandatory paid sick leave debate comes to Tacoma The Economic Opportunity Institute (EOI), a nonprofit in Seattle that drove the paid sick leave efforts in Seattle, has set up shop

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Proposal for living wage surfaces in SeaTac

Earlier this month, area labor unions revealed an initiative targeted at businesses in the City of SeaTac, particularly businesses inside SeaTac Airport.  The initiative contains the following features: Establishes a

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Living wage initiative targets SeaTac

During May, area labor unions revealed an initiative targeted at businesses in the City of SeaTac, particularly businesses inside SeaTac Airport.  The initiative contains the following features: Establishes a minimum


Site Selection Tips for Restaurant Tenants

By Dale Willerton – The Lease Coach As I speak at major restaurant shows throughout North America, I routinely advise my audiences of the importance of proper site selection. The

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Fed: Swipe fee exemption working for small banks

A Federal Reserve report released May 23 shows that an exemption designed to protect small debit card issuers from the “reasonable and proportional” interchange fee standards that cover large issuers is working as intended.

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Health Care Primer

The National Restaurant Association released the Health Care Law Primer at the NRA Show last week. The primer provides an overview of the health care law, along with the regulations

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Restaurants projected to add 448,000 summer jobs

Restaurants are expected to add 448,000 jobs this summer season, a 4.5 percent increase over the March 2013 employment level, according to National Restaurant Association (NRA) projections released today. The projected gain represents an improvement over the 2012 summer season.

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Keep business moving in the Skagit Valley

The WRA extends its best wishes to everyone involved in last night’s collapse of the Skagit River Bridge on I-5. Along with everyone else, the WRA is relieved that no

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Spring/summer calls for liquor law reminders

While today’s weather may not have anyone thinking about warmer months, this is the time of year when restaurants should begin planning for increased spring and summer business. It’s also


Spring/summer season provides opportunity to brush up on liquor laws

  As we head into spring and summer – and hopefully the warmer months, a new opportunity emerges for liquor licenses to bring in new customers with festivals, beer gardens,

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A high price to pay: Costs of foodborne illness

Being a foodservice manager comes with a great variety of responsibilities. But one of the most important of those is the responsibility to keep the food you serve safe. You simply can’t afford not to.

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Traceability in a time of widespread species substitution

In a time of widespread species substitution, a problem that has been highly publicized in the media recently, how does your restaurant safeguard credibility and ensure accurate labeling of the

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9 tips to set up or improve your restaurant’s patio

There is no better way to welcome the warm weather than outdoor dining. Operating a patio or an outdoor rooftop space in your restaurant or foodservice operation can generate thousands

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NEW RULES! New Health Insurance Exchange (Marketplace) Notices

The Exchange Notice provides employees with certain information related to the new Exchanges (also called Marketplaces) which are expected to begin operating next year. Following a delay in the original

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Restaurant industry urges swift action on immigration reform

National Restaurant Association President and CEO Dawn Sweeney May 21 called on Congress to move quickly to pass immigration reform.