Weekly Update: Inflation and Congress, date marking rules and alcohol to-go

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Making sense of new date marking requirements

Are you confused about new date marking requirements in the state food code? Be sure to check out the Date Marking section of our Quick Bites toolkit for a brief video explainer and other helpful information. Sponsored by Harbor Foodservice.

Local News

New rates for Improving Access to Medical Care for Hotel Employees ordinance

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) announced new rates for the Improving Access to Medical Care Hotel Employees Ordinance. You can find the adjusted rates for 2023 healthcare expenditures on the OLS website.

Tukwila minimum wage initiative qualifies for November ballot

An initiative to raise the minimum wage to the “SeaTac level” has qualified for the November ballot in Tukwila. Details are available on our website, and you can contact John Lane if you have any questions.

State News

Alcohol to-go compliance

Did you know you need to submit an application and receive approval before you enter a contract for third-party alcohol delivery? Stay in the know on all the alcohol to-go laws and rules with our latest toolkit.

Op-ed: For restaurants fighting inflation, policymakers can help

“Restaurants are struggling with hits from every direction. From one side, they are suffering price hikes on menu ingredients, supplies, energy and more. From the other, customers are extremely price-sensitive right now. If a family is spending extra on groceries, they often make up the difference by dining out less. Restaurants are under immense pressure to offer competitive prices to keep tables, booths, and takeout queues full.”

Sean Kennedy is the Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for the National Restaurant Association. Read the full op-ed in The Hill.

CEO Podcast: Public safety

Join Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton at 10 a.m., July 6 when he sits down to talk about public safety and what you can do to keep your employees and property safe. Anthony’s guests will be:

  • Eva Glosson from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
  • Sgt. Chris Marino of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office

Brought to you by My Hospitality Insurance.

The Hospitality Profit: Restaurant efficiencies

Financial consultant Rick Braa will discuss restaurant efficiencies in the next Hospitality Profit webinar at 10 a.m., July 27. Bring your questions.

Sponsored by Healthcare Solutions.

Hospitality Solutions

Did you have to switch point-of-sale systems to be with your payment processor?

The association works proactively with our partners to make sure our payments processing program fits your business needs. Other processors buy out point-of-sale (POS) systems and force you to process on certain systems. Our team does a deep dive to make sure we’re compatible with your current POS make and model – we never dictate which POS you use.

What business insurance coverage do you really need to operate?

No one knows the industry like we do. Our business insurance solution was specifically created with hospitality in mind. With insurance rates on the rise this year, we can help you identify which coverages you absolutely need to operate versus what’s nice to have.

In case you missed it

World Cup coming to Seattle

Seattle will be a 2026 men’s FIFA World Cup host city – a huge win for tourism in Washington state.

Unionization and the workplace

A new toolkit on our members-only hub has helpful information for workplaces where organizing activity is underway.

PPP loan forgiveness

Apply before payment notices begin!

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