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Weekly Update: Food delivery disruptions may affect your business; New emergency wildfire rules from L&I

Food delivery disruptions may affect your business The transportation and warehousing sectors are facing a workforce shortage that may have a direct impact on your business. A major food supplier

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Weekly Update: New heat exposure rules 🔥, Service charge lawsuits on the rise

New heat exposure rules for employers  The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently adopted emergency rules related to heat exposure. These rules went into effect July 13.

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Weekly Update: Young workers: What does Generation Z want from a job?

Young workers: What does Generation Z want from a job? Teen employment is hitting record highs, adding to an already tight labor market. Employers need to find creative ways to

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Weekly Update: Eviction moratorium over for hotels and motels

Eviction moratorium ends for lodging operators  Gov. Jay Inslee has ended the eviction moratorium for lodging operators. Starting today, lodging operators may begin the process to remove guests who have

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Weekly update: Eviction moratorium to end for hotels and motels June 30

Eviction moratorium to end for hotels and motels June 30 Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that he’s creating a “bridge” for when the current eviction moratorium ends on June 30

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Weekly Update: Fully vaccinated weddings and events + Catharine Morisset webinar

New guidelines for fully vaccinated weddings, funerals and events Washington state issued new guidelines for weddings, funerals and events if all the guests are vaccinated. Read all about them here.

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Weekly Update: 🎇 All counties in Phase 3 next week; Washington fully open by June 30 or sooner

All counties move to Phase 3 May 18; could be fully open by June 30 Today, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that the state will fully reopen on June 30, or

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Weekly Update: 🍸 [WIN!] Cocktails to go–now serving until 2023!

[WIN!] Cocktails to go now until 2023 It’s official – Washington state restaurants will be able to sell beer, wine and cocktails to go until July 1, 2023. The extension

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The current state of the business insurance marketplace

Due to claims volume and overall industry performance, the insurance market for hospitality businesses was challenging prior to the onset of COVID-19, with further deterioration of the market since the

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Mitigate Payment Data Security Risks

The Washington Hospitality Association’s payments processing system is backed by U.S. Bank/Elavon. Elavon is an industry leader in payments security, providing encryption and tokenization of card data both “in transit”

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An investigation into January’s coming $1.50 per hour wage increase, the projected impact on your business and how we’ll help

By Jillian Henze, APR In March 2019, the alarm sounded. The alarm’s name is Cathy Fox, the association’s Seattle Neighborhoods senior territory manager, and a veteran staff member at the

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Weekly Update: Marketing your restaurant, Stars award winners, GAC: Legislative priorities

New in the HUB: Five ways to get the most out of your restaurant marketing budget You need to spend money on marketing. The question is – how much? And

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Weekly Update — Minimum wage, employee motivation, health care shopping

New year, new statewide minimum wage Did you know that the statewide minimum wage will increase to $13.50 on Jan. 1, 2020? For minimum wage information for Seattle and SeaTac,

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Weekly Update: Scary you could miss this-Tip pooling, P&L warning signs, I-124 invalidated

In this issue: Make no BONES about it…Tip pooling: Tell DOL what you think Washington State Supreme Court dismisses appeal, invalidating I-124 5 red flags to look for in your restaurant financial statements

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Weekly Update: Minimum wage, raise menu prices the right way, employee benefits

Coming Jan. 1: New statewide minimum wage Did you know that the statewide minimum wage will increase to $13.50 on Jan. 1, 2020? For minimum wage information for Seattle and