Salary info in job postings required starting Jan. 1, 2023

Employers with 15 or more employees will be required to include salary and benefits information in job postings starting Jan. 1, 2023.

If you haven’t done so already, employers should start preparing to make employee wages and benefits more transparent and adjust wages and prices accordingly.

New Washington State Visitors’ Guide

State of Washington Tourism and the Washington Hospitality Association have published the official 2022 Washington State Visitors’ Guide. You can view and print a digital version at and also order additional complimentary copies of the print version.

New Toolkit: Unionization and the workplace

We’ve heard from several members asking for guidance as unionization efforts within the hospitality industry have increased 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.

CRA Legal Center webinar – unions

The California Restaurant Association, in partnership with Fisher Phillips will offer this webinar that will discuss the many issues that arise around unions and a proactive approach restaurant employers can take now in an effort to be ready. The webinar will be at 10 a.m. July 13.

CDC recommends indoor masking in public settings for 15 counties

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people wear masks in indoor public settings and public transit for 15 “high-risk” counties. Visit our Coronavirus Resource hub to find out if your county is currently high risk. You can also download signs from our signage library if you want to ask customers to wear masks in your business.

Local News

Bellingham ordinance regarding single-use plastics takes effect July 31

For food service establishments, this ordinance will affect single-use plastics such as plates, utensils and cups.

The prohibition will also impact lodging properties as travel-sized toiletries like shampoo, soap and lotion in plastic bottles will also be prohibited.

You’re invited! SRA social gathering

The Seattle Restaurant Alliance will take a break from its regular monthly meetings and hold a social gathering in July instead.

Join us at 1 p.m. on July 13 at Serious Takeout in Ballard to mix and mingle with your fellow restaurateurs!

Paid parking rate changes coming Monday

New parking rates in Seattle are going into effect on Monday. More details and a complete neighborhood breakdown from the Seattle Department of Transportation are available on the SRA website.

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.

[Replay] CEO Podcast: Public safety

If you missed this month’s CEO Podcast, Anthony Anton discussed public safety. Experts in law enforcement and workplace safety offered tips on lighting, connecting with local officers and more.

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Maximize labor efficiency with federal programs

Learn about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).

Northwest Hospitality Leadership Podcast

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LCB extends dates for temporary allowances

Are you up to speed on all the alcohol-to-go rules?