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[Toolkit] Financial relief

Relief programs in 2022 – info and updates  This is a brief list of programs created to help businesses and employees impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This list is updated

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Alcohol delivery compliance

Alcohol delivery: How to stay in compliance  Rules that allow liquor to-go and alcohol delivery in Washington are great wins for our industry, but if we want to see these

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Eye on Hospitality: Mossuto’s Italian

How one family business overcame staffing challenges and opened a new restaurant Opening a restaurant at the tail end of a global pandemic hasn’t been easy. For Lisa Poole and

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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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Industry loses a true legend

In sports, when a Hall of Famer passes away, the entire community pauses, remembers, shows its respects and honors the legacy.  But imagine the impact of losing the person that the sports Hall

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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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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: 💉 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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Seattle Hotel Employee Protections Take Effect

Four ordinances with protections for hotel employees have become law in Seattle. The protections range from panic buttons, room cleaning and square footage limits, required expenditures for health care coverage

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Coronavirus: Ban on gatherings in three counties

Effective immediately and lasting through the month of March 2020, events taking place in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties with more than 250 people in attendance are prohibited, according to

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Weekly Update — Buying and selling your restaurant, restrictive scheduling dead, CBD in food and drink

Restrictive scheduling is dead… After failing to move out of the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee, Senate Bill 5717, AKA restrictive scheduling is effectively dead for the session. This is

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L&I proposes changes in hospitality industry rates

The Department of Labor & Industries has announced an overall 0.8 percent decrease in the average price of workers’ compensation insurance premiums across the state beginning in 2020. This is

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Gender-neutral signage for single-use facilities in King County

Starting Dec. 1, 2019, restaurants in King County with single-use toilet facilities shall not be restricted to a specific sex or gender identity, and must use gender-neutral signage to indicate

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Weekly Update: WIN! Governor signs bill to protect hospitality employees, requires panic buttons

WIN! Governor signs bill to protect hospitality employees, requires panic buttons On Monday Gov. Jay Inslee signed Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5258, preventing the sexual harassment and sexual assault of