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State of the supply chain (full story)

State of the supply chain part 1: The future is uncertain; certainly not improving overnight This is the complete story (parts one and two) of our two-part conversation with distributors

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Weekly update: New federal vaccine mandate

Federal vaccine mandate The Biden Administration previously announced that they will be implementing an employer-based vaccine mandate for organizations with 100 or more employees by Jan.4. Details about this new

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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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Shortages and supply chains – communication is crucial  

As the workforce shortage continues to affect the supply chain, the hospitality industry is being hit from all sides. There is no definitive solution to the issue that is impacting industries from truck drivers to longshoremen, but

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Weekly update: What the new CDC masking guidance means for Washington businesses

What the new CDC masking guidance means for Washington businesses The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new masking guidance this week due to the increasing spread of the coronavirus

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Weekly Update: New heat exposure rules 🔥, Service charge lawsuits on the rise

New heat exposure rules for employers  The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently adopted emergency rules related to heat exposure. These rules went into effect July 13.

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Weekly Update: Back to Work edition–Get your employees back to work

[Toolkit] Tips on getting your team back to work Washington will open to full capacity before we know it and finding employees to work is now the industry’s top challenge.

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Weekly update: 🚨 Your county could be going back to Phase 2

🚨Counties likely moving back to Phase 2 Gov. Jay Inslee will announce on Tuesday that some counties are moving back a phase. The Washington Hospitality Association has been tracking Healthy

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Weekly Update: 🚨 Some counties in danger of moving back to Phase 2 🚨

Is your county at risk of moving back to Phase 2? The Washington Hospitality Association has been tracking Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan metrics, and some counties are

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Weekly update: Relief dollar roundup + all eligible for vaccines April 15

Tell your staff all are eligible for vaccines April 15  Gov. Jay Inslee announced March 31 that all Washingtonians ages 16 and older will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine

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Weekly Update: Phase 3 guidelines for weddings, events + Working Washington 4 grants

Phase 3 rules for catering & events The Governor’s Office this week provided the new rules for Phase 3 in regard to weddings, funerals, events and business meetings. Read here

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Weekly Update: The PPP loan has changed–are you aware? Register for our webinar; official guidance on masks

CEO: Industry’s future is in your hands President and CEO Anthony Anton says, “We must not only ensure the safety of our guests and employees in this moment, but also

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Making commuter benefits a business benefit: Alice + Washington Hospitality

Join us Nov. 13 for a special webinar hosted jointly by Alice and the Washington Hospitality Association as we dive into the Seattle Commuter Benefits ordinance. Plus, learn how to

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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