Take a 10 and read this

Documenting your employees’ 10-minute break is a good business practice, but many businesses don’t keep any form of written record for paid breaks. Employers that don’t document their staff’s breaks may end up paying overtime to employees that claim they were denied a break – whether it’s true or not.

Here are some best practices to help you keep track of your team’s rest breaks.

Senate pledges vote to replenish RRF

The Senate will vote next week to begin debate on a $48 billion bill that would fully fund the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).

This is our last and best chance to secure more RRF funds this year.

Lawmakers need to hear just how important RRF funding is for thousands of restaurant operators in Washington state.

Two members honored by SBA

This year, two Washington Hospitality Association members have been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

The SBA has been celebrating National Small Business Week for almost 50 years by a presidential proclamation.

EIDL program exhausts funding

The abrupt announcement by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) about COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) funds exhausting early caught many by surprise.

We reached out to the SBA to get clarification about this critical loan program and asked what members can do to check on the status of their application.

Alcohol to-go compliance webinar and Q&A

Are you working with a third-party company to deliver alcohol to your customers? Are you thinking about offering alcohol to-go sales? If so, you won’t want to miss our next webinar on alcohol-to-go laws and regulations.

Join us at 10 a.m. on May 25 for a conversation and Q&A with representatives from Washington’s Liquor & Cannabis Board.

Sponsored by Payment Solutions.

PPP loan forgiveness – Apply before payment notices begin

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reports that $45.5 billion in 2021 PPP funding has gone unforgiven even though most of these loans are eligible for forgiveness.

Now is the time to apply for PPP loan forgiveness if you haven’t done so already.

Hospitality Solutions

Can’t afford to offer full medical coverage?

Minimum essential coverage starts at $56 and includes office visits, telemedicine and limited benefits coverage.

It’s a good option when you want to offer insurance to your employees but can’t afford a full medical package.

Offer commuter benefits to employees

Mass transit and parking expenses can be paid for with pre-tax dollars.

Our partnership with Alice supports this by saving you 8% of every dollar spent pre-tax by your employees.

In case you missed it

Replay: Setting up for summer

CEO Anthony Anton sits down with representatives from local travel bureaus to talk about setting up for a successful summer. Sponsored by IBA.

Alcohol delivery compliance

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.

Quick Bites: Bare hand contact

Food establishments can apply for a variance for bare hand contact by getting a plan approved by their local health department.