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LCB extends expiration dates for temporary allowances

During the pandemic, the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) enacted temporary allowances that allow liquor license holders to rent their kitchens and expand allowable job duties for some

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$40 billion RRF bill fails in US Senate

In what is likely the last and best chance to secure additional relief from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) this year, a vote on the Small Business COVID Relief Act

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EIDL program exhausts funding

Late last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced they had exhausted the remaining COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) funds. This is disappointing news to say the least,

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Sean Kennedy: Congressional stalling threatens restaurants’ future

At restaurant tables across the country, conversations cover record inflation, high gas prices, supply chain challenges, and workforce shortages, issues restaurant owners and operators feel more keenly than any other

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Employers required to include salary info in job postings starting Jan. 1, 2023

Over the last decade, we’ve seen several bills introduced by the Legislature to promote pay equity among workers. Most notably, the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act went into effect in

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Senator Murray urges Senate to pass restaurant relief

Thank you, Sen. Murray, for your continued advocacy for more restaurant relief. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) was a critical lifeline for restaurant operators struggling to keep their doors open

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Washington Hospitality Association delivers on state relief as Congress says ‘no’ to more RRF

By Anthony Anton, Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO  The Washington Hospitality Association’s mission is to deliver wins that produce the most preeminent hospitality climate in the world. Our passion

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New law in effect for single-use serviceware

Beginning in 2022, businesses can no longer automatically include some single-use items in customer orders. Customers will have to verbally confirm that they want single-use items, or they must select

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[Toolkit] New laws for plastics in Washington state

Single-use serviceware Quick summary Businesses can no longer automatically include some single-use items in customer orders. Customers will have to verbally confirm that they want single-use items or they must

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CEO podcast recap: Government affairs shares

The CEO podcast is a monthly podcast with Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton. This is a summary of the October edition where Anthony sat down with the

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Bellingham City Council passes resolution opposing Initiative 4. Encourages residents to vote NO on Nov. 2.

Initiative 4 would impose burdensome scheduling requirements on all local small businesses and nonprofits and mandate unpredictable hazard pay for all workers, even when there is no risk to the

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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