[Toolkit] Get ready for spring with these resources

[Toolkit] Get ready for spring with these resources https://wahospitality.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SpringReOpening750w.png

Are you ready for spring? These member resources should help. Consider the following:

Decision — indoor or outdoor?

Will you be returning to indoor dining, or focusing on your outdoor setup? You should consider whether open-air dining is an option for your operation, and we have a toolkit that can help.

Review your menu

Review your menu. If you have an item that hasn’t sold sufficiently within a month’s time, you should ask why it remains on your menu. Keeping an eye on the cost of your menu is critical. How much is that menu item costing you? We have food cost calculators you can make use of, as a part of your members-only resources, as well as detailed articles on how to set menu prices and where to identify wastes and places to cut

Determine vaccine policy

If you are considering requiring vaccines for your workers, make sure you’re in the know about the legal challenges facing both requiring and not requiring workers to take vaccines — this webinar is a must-watch resource so you can understand what the realities of vaccine requirements are for your business. Make sure you’ve also studied this robust resource from Fisher Phillips.

You can see the statewide vaccine distribution plan by clicking here.

Get tax relief

Do you know about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit? This is a federal tax credit available to employers who hire from certain targeted groups, such as veterans, ex-felons and more. There is a lot of complexity and nuance to making the most of this credit, and a narrow window between hiring a worker and their start date for you to enroll. This can be a daunting process, and we have an allied member who is keen to help. Connect with Equifax’s Credit Management Demo and learn how you can take advantage of this valuable tax credit.

Mind your pipes!

Many businesses have shut down or have been using their water systems sparingly during the pandemic, and if this is true with you, you’ll want to check out our resource on Legionnaire’s Disease.

Hotel, motel license fees delayed until July 31

Officials of the Washington State Department of Health are providing financial relief to lodging members experiencing the loss of revenues because of the pandemic. The agency has extended its 35-day grace period for late payments and eliminated late fees all the way to July 31, 2021. Learn more here.