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Eye on Hospitality: Don’t Forget the Baby Boomers

The restaurant industry is abuzz with talk about Millennials – and for good reason. Millennials, born roughly between 1982 and 2000, make up the largest age cohort in the U.S. Naturally, restaurants will want to cater to their interests, tastes and expectations. They are, after all, the future. But restaurateurs ignore the still formidable though declining Baby Boom Generation at their own peril.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: State’s restaurants gain 11,400 jobs since 2013

Between July 2013 and August 2014, Washington’s foodservices saw an increase of 11,400. This is an increase 5.4 percent.

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Health Care Watch: What the Supreme Court ruling means for you

More than a week after the Supreme Court has upheld the 2010 health care law’s individual mandate, restaurateurs look to industry insiders to help them navigate through the changes to come.

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Health care law: compliance efforts move forward

The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold most parts of the 2010 health care law means full steam ahead for employer compliance with the law — at least in the near term, according to legal experts from the restaurant industry.

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Your hidden source for the employee talent of tomorrow, right now

Years ago as a restaurant owner, I experienced the challenges of working with teens under the age of 18. I once had a banquet on a Thursday night, and a 17-year-old prep cook happened to be on the clock past midnight. Another employee tuned me into L&I for the infraction.

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Restaurant industry groups react to Supreme Court ruling

Following the much anticipated Supreme Court ruling today on the constitutionality of the federal health care law, the National Restaurant Association expressed disappointment in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the majority of provisions within the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), including all of the employer requirements which threaten the economic health of the restaurant industry.

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National Restaurant Association expresses concern about Supreme Court’s ruling on health care law

The National Restaurant Association today expressed strong concern about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the majority of provisions within the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA),

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I-1183 changed the way you buy liquor, LiquorExchange.org makes it easier

The passage of I-1183 in Washington empowers restaurants, hotels and other establishments to purchase directly from manufacturers, a larger group of distributors and an array of local craft distilleries. It’s a time of transition, excitement and even uncertainty for many liquor licensees; but LiquorExchange.org, a new search tool powered by the Washington Restaurant Association, aims to simplify the adjustment phase.

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Why fast casual works

As fast casual restaurants continue to outperform other industry segments in sales and unit growth, the National Restaurant Association’s Fast Casual Industry Council explored the segment’s secrets to success.

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Health Care Watch: With minimum value’s rules, the devil may be in the details

When we talk to restaurant operators about the health care law and how it will impact them, two questions always come up: what does the law require me to do and how much will it cost to comply with these new requirements?

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WRA files joint lawsuit against Liquor Control Board’s 1183 rulemaking

The I-1183 coalition announced today it has has filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court, challenging the rules adopted by the Washington State Liquor Control Board in the implementation I-1183, the liquor privatization initiative approved last November by 59 percent of Washington voters.

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I-1183 coalition files legal challenge to Liquor Control Board’s rulemaking on initiative

The I-1183 coalition announced today it has has filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court, challenging the rules adopted by the Washington State Liquor Control Board in the implementation I-1183, the liquor privatization initiative approved last November by 59 percent of Washington voters. The I-1183 coalition includes the Washington Restaurant Association (WRA), the Northwest Grocery Association (NWGA) and Costco Wholesale Corp.

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Best Practices Tip: Does Documentation Really Matter?

Yes! Documentation of employee performance aprogressive discipline is very important. In unemployment context, good documentation has a dirbearing on the success of your program. Did you know that about 50% of all avoidalosses for most TALX clients occur due to missingor incomplete documentation or a failure to provmisconduct?