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Weekly update: No state minimum wage increase for 2016

Washington state’s minimum wage will not increase in 2016, and the state will no longer have the highest statewide minimum wage as of January.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: EMV facts and fiction

Mark Oct. 1, 2015, on your calendars. This is an important date for every restaurant operator.

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Washington Restaurant Market Watch: The coming credit card liability shift – what you need to know

Be prepared, restaurant operators. Big changes are under way in the U.S. payment industry. Those swipe and sign credit and debit cards are on the fast track to extinction. Replacing these familiar, but insecure payment cards will be chip-based cards under the EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) global interoperability standard.


Dinerware – EMV and me

What is EMV? U.S. banks are switching up the insides of credit cards. They’re adding something called EMV technology, which stands for “Europay, MasterCard, and Visa.” Translation: Credit cards will


The Complete Guide to Credit Card Processing Rates & Fees

The WRA works hard to find credit card processing companies that work with their clients to provide the best products and services available to restaurateurs.  Making the right choices, whether

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Supreme Court won’t hear case on inflated swipe fees

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the appeal the National Restaurant Association and other merchant groups and businesses filed last year concerning the Federal Reserve’s rule allowing inflated debit swipe fees to be charged to restaurants and other retailers.