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Are you prepared for injuries?

With employees handling sharp knives, hot surfaces and boiling oils, having the proper first aid kit and training is crucial to the overall safety of your professional kitchen. By just

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Superfood Healthcare Solutions

For access to information about the WRA’s Healthcare solutions during open enrollment – Click here. Salmon, quinoa, spinach, pomegranates, and even chocolate are all healthful, disease-fighting superfoods. You can use these ingredients

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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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New IRS rules simplify remodeling deductions

A new Internal Revenue Service announcement will make it easier for qualified restaurants to figure out whether you can expense and deduct the spending immediately, or capitalize and depreciate it over time.

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Restaurant job growth firm despite tighter labor market

Although restaurants continued to expand payrolls at a steady pace in November, there are indications that the labor pool is becoming shallower.

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Washington Restaurant Weekly: Two percent workers’ comp rate increase coming in 2016

The average base rate Washington businesses pay for workers’ compensation insurance will increase 2 percent on Jan. 1, 2016. L&I announced the new rates this week. L&I uses wage inflation as a benchmark to help determine workers’ comp rates for the coming year.

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Tacoma Minimum Wage Guide

Disclaimer – You are reading archive content on minimum wage. For the most current information, visit: Tacoma’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance, adopted by the voters in November, will take effect


Washington’s lodging industry achievement awards recognize employees who make difference for guests and communities.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 3, 2015 Contact: Stephanie Davenport Washington Restaurant Association 360.956.7279 Stars of the Industry Awards given for service, teamwork and professionalism OLYMPIA— On November 17, in

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: Restaurants tackle ambient noise

Ambient noise is something you don’t usually think about. It’s just “there” – part of the background soundscape, but it’s a lot more important than you might suppose.

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Misconduct: An unemployment case analysis

For top shelf consulting on all things unemployment for WRA members – click here  Background The claimant was discharged from her employment as a bartender due to a customer complaint. The

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The line cook is on fire, what now?

For information abut the the  full spectrum of Work Safety training options provided through your membership with the WRA.  Click here For information about safety equipment available through your WRA

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Key features of the ACA by year

On March 23, 2010, the Affordable Care Act became law. Content created by Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs (ASPA) OVERVIEW OF THE HEALTH CARE LAW 2010: A new Patient’s Bill


Washington hotels donate getaway packages to support students and literacy programs in local communities.

(Dec. 1, 2015) Dozens of hotels across Washington state have donated getaway packages to support local students throughThe Seattle Times Newspapers in Education program.  The packages will be auctioned online