Monkeypox: What hoteliers need to know

While the risk of being exposed to monkeypox for hotel employees is low, the virus can be transmitted by touching contaminated objects such as bedding or clothing. New best practices from the American Hotel & Lodging Association and the Association for Linen Management highlight what you need to know to keep your employees and your guests safe.

National Food Safety Month

The National Restaurant Association will be highlighting food safety at every level during National Food Safety Month. This week begins with the most essential restaurant employees—food handlers. Learn more about the critical role food handlers have in keeping food safe and find a refresher course in basic food safety.

Enforcement of new food rules began Sept. 1

Starting Sept. 1, local health inspectors began enforcing updates to the state food code that took effect March 1. Be sure to check out our Quick Bites toolkit, which has all the information you need to make sure you’re in compliance with the new food rules.

One week left to apply for your Working Washington grant

The Working Washington 5 grant application window closes on Sept. 9. Businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic and meet other eligibility requirements could receive up to $75,000 in relief. Find everything you need to apply in our Financial Relief toolkit.

Seattle Mariners industry appreciation night

Join your Washington Hospitality community for the Mariners’ playoff push as they take on the Texas Rangers on Sept. 27 for Industry Appreciation Night. Hospitality employees can snag $20 Main Level seats and $10 View Level seats.

Local News

SHA golf tournament is back

Sign up today for the 25th Annual Seattle Hotel Association Golf Tournament on Sept. 29 at the Golf Club at Redmond Ridge. The tournament includes a round of golf with power carts, meals, beverage tickets and prizes.

King County: Complimentary disinfectants

Representatives from King County will be hosting another event to distribute disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer gel to restaurant and foodservice workers.

When: Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Navos Parking Lot, 2600 SW Holden St. Seattle, WA 98126
Click here to RSVP for this free event.

Seattle: New protections for independent contractors go into effect today

A new Independent Contractor Protection Ordinance goes into effect in Seattle today, which lays out requirements for pre-written notices and timely payments. Visit the Seattle Office of Labor Standards website for posters, sample disclosures and additional information you need to know before hiring an independent contractor.

Hospitality Solutions

Simplify onboarding with an integrated HR system

  • Assign training and new-hire surveys to individual employees
  • Track progress and performance of all new employees in one spot
  • Digitize forms such as handbook acknowledgment and direct deposit information

How much would you save with our payment processing program?

Use the end of summer to your advantage and examine your equipment and services. Submit your two most recent processing statements and see how much you can save on processing fees. Members save an average of $3,400 per location per year.

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