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Toolkit — Restaurant Revitalization Fund

RECENT UPDATES: RRF IS CLOSED The SBA closed the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) three weeks after received more than 362,00 applications requesting close to $80 billion in assistance. The RRF has

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Biden signs $28.6B Restaurant Revitalization Fund

President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, signed the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund as part of the American Rescue Plan. Congress approved it on March 10. The Washington Hospitality

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Congress unveils $900 billion relief bill

[Updated Dec. 22, 2020] On Dec. 21, Congress unveiled a $900 billion relief bill to provide short-term economic relief to the country in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The

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Coronavirus and hospitality: Information and tools

In January 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first U.S. case of the coronavirus had been discovered in Washington state. The situation is rapidly evolving. Below

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What to do with 226-J penalty letters

According to the National Restaurant Association, if you receive a letter entitled 226-J from the Internal Revenue Service, don’t ignore it. “The 226-J letters are the IRS’s official notice to

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Final rule revises joint-employer status

The federal Department of Labor issued a final rule on Jan. 12, 2020, updating what it means to be a joint employer. The National Restaurant Association staff members on Jan.

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2020 Travel Per Diem Rates Released

According to the U.S. General Services Administration, the standard lodging rate for fiscal year 2020 will increase from $94 to $96, which is the average adjustment. The standard Meal &

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Breaking News: DOL Issues Proposed Overtime Rule

From the National Restaurant Association on March 7, 2019 The Department of Labor (DOL) just released its rewrite of the Obama Administration’s overtime rule, which more than doubled the salary

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Tip Pooling Q&A

Your real-world questions answered by the Washington Hospitality Association Q: Regarding employees declaring cash tips – what is the employer’s responsibility on this? If all employees don’t declare their cash

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Best practices: Mandatory tip pooling policies and procedures

The big change • The tip pool rule that barred certain employers from setting up tip-pooling arrangements under which tipped employees can share tips with their non-tipped colleagues was repealed