Weekly Update: New alcohol to-go FAQs

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New! Alcohol to-go FAQs

Washington state expanded alcohol rules to allow to-go service until July 1, 2023.

There are several public safety laws and rules regulating alcohol to-go service. Learn more about these regulations by reviewing our Alcohol to-go toolkit, which includes a new FAQ page.

New Toolkit: Unionization and the workplace

We’ve heard from several members asking for guidance as unionization efforts within the hospitality industry pick up steam across the country. A new toolkit on our members-only hub has best practices, legal boundaries, do’s and don’ts, and other helpful information for workplaces where organizing activity is underway.

Tax credits and grants can maximize labor efficiency

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is an important tool that allows employers to claim a credit for hiring from target groups, and a bill expanding the credit to include military spouses is working its way through Congress. New resources are also available for employers seeking fidelity bonds for “at-risk,” hard-to-place job seekers.

Tell the EPA to support Bristol Bay protections

The Businesses for Bristol Bay coalition has drafted a national letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency to enact fish and wildlife habitat protections and put a stop to the proposed Pebble Mine.

You can lend your support for the world’s largest and most valuable salmon fishery by adding your name to this open letter.

King County distributing free disinfecting wipes and sanitizers

King County is distributing free disinfecting wipes and sanitizers to county restaurant workers. One restaurant representative is invited to attend a drive-thru pop-up event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 28 at the King County building, 20730 72nd Ave S., Kent, WA.

CEO Podcast: Public safety

This month, Anthony Anton will discuss public safety with his guests:

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

Bring your questions and register today for this live podcast at 10 a.m., July 6. Brought to you by My Hospitality Insurance.

Hospitality Solutions

Are you ready to watch the Seahawks in August?

Through our Group Purchasing Solution, members can get a direct discount of 30% in savings on a commercial DirecTV package, plus 25% off the NFL Sunday Ticket. If you’re already signed up, contact Riley Flock at rileyf@wahospitality.org to get started.

Save more with discounts and coupons

Not only can members get steeply discounted items through our partnership with ODP Solutions, formerly Office Depot, but we also have monthly coupons that can reduce the final cost even more. Right now, our coupons will save you an extra $50 through July 5.

In case you missed it

Wildfire & heat toolkit

Although we’ve had an unusually cool and wet spring, temperatures are starting to heat up just in time for outdoor patio season. We’ve included new emergency heat state rules in our wildfire toolkit.

Northwest Hospitality Leadership Podcast

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: Trust. Brought to you by U.S. Bank.

Industry Outlook

If you missed last week’s discussion with industry experts on inflation and the future of the economy, you can find it and the slide presentations on our members-only site.