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Toolkit — Hospitality tech

Since dining and lodging are two of society’s oldest types of businesses, the industry can be hesitant to embrace new technology. In reality, the seemingly straightforward concepts of preparing a meal or offering a room  could benefit immensely from

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Toolkit — Wildfire Season Preparedness

Wildfire season is here: do you know when you should close your patio? It’s become almost a yearly event. Smoke from nearby wildfires hangs over the area, creating hazardous conditions


[Toolkit] Alcohol to-go

Rules that allow liquor to-go and alcohol delivery in Washington are great wins for our industry, but if we want to see these rules become permanent, ensuring compliance is important.

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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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Don’t forget these filing deadlines in Q2 

Quarter 2 is a busy time of the year full of changes. After we set our clocks forward, Washington hospitality operators have a lot to look forward to. Spring brings warm

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Toolkit — Quick Bites: Changes to Washington food code

Several changes to the Washington State Food Code are going into effect on March 1 with enforcement of these new changes starting on Sept. 1 Are you prepared?

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[Toolkit] Supply Chain

The Washington Hospitality Supply Chain Toolkit is a regularly updated toolkit that includes stories from the Washington Hospitality Association as well as relevant stories from other news sources about the

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Toolkit — WA Cares officially on hold until July 2023

UPDATE: January 27, 2022 Gov. Jay Inslee signed HB 1732 into law. It goes into effect immediately. Seattle Times: Gov. Inslee signs bills to delay, expand exemptions in WA Cares

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New in 2022 – WA Cares on hold until July 2023

This page features new laws or upcoming changes impacting hospitality businesses that will go into effect in 2022. Each week we’ll  send members reminders in our weekly email and add

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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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Toolkit — Lodging Security

We have prepared some resources to help you create policies to safeguard you against unwanted, prolonged occupation. For our hotel members we have our employment law compliance guide, which can

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Toolkit — Paid Family and Medical Leave

What is the Washington state Paid Family Medical Leave program? Washington state first enacted a paid family medical leave program for workers in 2007. That program, however, was never funded.


Toolkit — Tip Pooling

* Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 ­ 5 Tip Pool FAQs from employment law attorney Catharine Morisset   #1 We have an owner or manager who waits tables a couple of shifts

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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