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Weekly Update: Statewide vaccine requirements for large events; Renting out your kitchen space can be a big money maker

Vaccine or negative test requirements for large events starting Nov. 15 Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new vaccine or negative test requirement for large events in Washington state starting Nov.

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Weekly Update: Resources for King County vaccine mandate: Toolkit

Resources for King County vaccine mandate: Toolkit and webinar The Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce just published a new toolkit to help hospitality operators in King County navigate the vaccine

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Weekly Update: Anthony Anton calls for community-based solutions to end the pandemic; state minimum wage for 2022

Anthony Anton calls for community-based solutions to end the pandemic Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton held a press conference on Sept. 30 urging state and local policymakers

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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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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

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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

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Weekly Update: BREAKING NEWS: 💉 Vaccine mandate issued in Jefferson and Clallam counties

BREAKING NEWS: Vaccine mandate issued in Jefferson and Clallam counties On Sept. 2, officials in Jefferson and Clallam counties announced a new vaccine mandate for anyone entering bars and restaurants.

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Weekly update: New additional mask guidance; next CEO Podcast coming Sept. 1

Washington starts masking up, Gov. issues additional guidance The indoor mask mandate for Washington state started on Aug. 23. While operators are no stranger to these restrictions, there are a few

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New laws protecting high-risk employees; [Ask a Lawyer] Vaccine policy webinar

New laws protecting employees during public health emergencies   The 2021 Legislature enacted policy changes designed to increase protections for workers during public health emergencies. Employers must be mindful of these

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Tip-pooling toolkit update; LCB resuming compliance checks

[Toolkit] Tip pooling (update) The association heard from several members who were holding off on implementing tip pooling policies until federal regulations on this issue solidified. We now have clarity. We

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Weekly update: Statewide single-use bag ban starts Oct. 1

Statewide single-use bag ban starts Oct. 1  Starting Oct. 1, single-use plastic carryout bags in retail, restaurant and takeout establishments will be prohibited. You can learn about the single-use plastic

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Weekly update: What the new CDC masking guidance means for Washington businesses

What the new CDC masking guidance means for Washington businesses The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new masking guidance this week due to the increasing spread of the coronavirus

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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