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Washington minimum wage will be $14.49 in 2022

The Washington State department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced today that the minimum wage in Washington state will see an increase of 80 cents in January. The new statewide minimum wage will be $14.49 per

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Weekly update: Plastic bag ban goes into effect next week

Plastic bag ban goes into effect next week Most single-use plastic bags will be prohibited starting Oct. 1. If you missed last week’s webinar, you can watch a replay here

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LCB stepping up alcohol delivery compliance checks

The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) announced this week they are stepping up compliance checks for alcohol delivery service. While there aren’t many hospitality businesses currently offering alcohol

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Shortages and supply chains – communication is crucial  

As the workforce shortage continues to affect the supply chain, the hospitality industry is being hit from all sides. There is no definitive solution to the issue that is impacting industries from truck drivers to longshoremen, but

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 9/21/21

As the delta variant continues to spread… and hospitals reach capacity… attention has turned to vaccination requirements. The single-use plastic bag ban will be official on October 1. Many in the hospitality industry have been advocating for additional relief funds.

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Weekly Update: King County issues proof of vaccine mandate

New guest vaccine requirement announced in King County Officials from King County announced today they are moving forward with a vaccine requirement for guests entering restaurants, bars, gyms and large

Operations & Cost Control Programs

Streamline the customer digital experience

The coronavirus is often described as the “Big Bang” for digital payments as its adoption accelerated exponentially – crossing all generational and business-type lines during the last year and a

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Toolkit — Isolated Workers and Panic Buttons

Isolated workers and the law: How to stay in compliance A bill passed in the 2019 legislative session and took effect in Jan. 2021 that now applies to a large

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Weekly Update: BREAKING NEWS: New statewide mask mandate for large outdoor events

New statewide mask mandate for large outdoor events Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new statewide mask mandate for everyone five years of age and older regardless of vaccination status for


Small business guidance: Webinar for growing businesses

A group of professionals with different state agencies came together for a webinar to explore issues that small businesses of all kinds might encounter as they grow. In less than