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Weekly Update — Third-party delivery fee cap; Unemployment insurance; new tenting guidance

Governor proclamation: Third-party delivery capped at 15 percent Gov. Jay Inslee on Nov. 19 announced a new cap on fees charged to restaurants by third-party delivery platforms, such as Uber

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Lawmakers call for relief for Washington’s hospitality industry before the 2021 legislative session

Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton was joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers from across the state in a press conference today to commit to working on urgent relief for the hospitality industry.

Sen. Karen Keiser (D), Sen. Shelly Short (R), Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (R), and Rep. Larry Springer (D) all agreed that the impact this shutdown has on the hospitality industry needs an immediate response during the upcoming legislative session.

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State-wide single-use bag ban slotted for Jan. 2021

During the 2020 legislative session, the legislature passed a state-wide ban that prohibits the use of single-use plastic bags starting Jan. 1, 2021.  While there are some exemptions for food

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Weekly Update — Seattle Small Business Stabilization Fund applications open

Seattle Small Business Stabilization Fund grant applications now open The City of Seattle has announced the next wave of grant funding for the Small Business Stabilization Fund. Fueled by an

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 11/10/20

Ready for Winter webinar series; great member resources; Spokane County Hospitality Grant Relief.

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Weekly Update — Spokane County hospitality relief fund

[WIN] Spokane County creates $10.8 million hospitality relief program Spokane County has approved federal CARES Act monies to establish a coronavirus relief grant program for hospitality businesses. Your local government

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 10/27/20

After more than two years of discussions, input and revisions from your Government Affairs team, the Washington Board of Health adopted its newest food code on Oct. 13; The Snohomish County Board of Health voted unanimously to pause all proposed food program fee increases for 2021; SeaTac is increasing the mandatory annual adjustment to the city’s minimum wage for hospitality and transportation industry employees to $16.57 per hour, effective Jan. 1, 2021; The City of Seattle has issued a batch of permit extensions and allowances intended to help restaurants with outdoor dining in the coming winter months.

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Weekly Update — Seattle extends free street permits

Seattle extends street permits and offers free 90-day tent permits Seattle’s free sidewalk café and street closure permits will be extended through Oct. 2021, according to the Mayor’s office. Also,

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Weekly Update — Board of health adopts the new food code

Board of Health adopts the food code After more than two years of discussions, input and revisions from your Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs team, the Washington Board of Health

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[WIN] Board of Health adopts the food code

After more than two years of discussions, input and revisions from your Washington Hospitality Association Government Affairs team, the Washington Board of Health adopted its newest food code on Oct.

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 10/13/20

Some restrictions to indoor dining rolled back; statewide minimum wage to increase.

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Minimum Wage Info & Resources

Did you know that the Washington Hospitality Association has all the information you need to know about the minimum wage increases on Jan. 1, 2021? Visit that information here. We

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Weekly Update — 2021 minimum wage increases

2021 minimum wage rate increases The statewide minimum wage increases to $13.69 per hour beginning Jan.1, 2021, according to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Workers who are

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Two Minute Video: What you need to know 9/29/20

Mental health resources; Win for lodging and catering members!

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