Statewide single-use bag ban starts Oct. 1
Starting Oct. 1, single-use plastic carryout bags in retail, restaurant and takeout establishments will be prohibited. You can learn about the single-use plastic bag ban, mandatory customer charges, exemptions and additional details here.
[Toolkit] Sexual harassment: Stop it before it starts
There are new faces working in the hospitality industry, so many members are spending a lot of time on training. Don’t forget to talk about harassment prevention. It’s important to know that sexual harassment is never okay in the workplace.
Over the years, the Washington Hospitality Association has posted a lot of information on this very subject. Here’s a rundown of resources for you to look over so you can help stop sexual harassment before it begins and know what to do if it does.
Free PPE for King Co. restaurant workers
King County is distributing free PPE masks and sanitizing wipes to county restaurant workers. Restaurant representatives are invited to attend a drive-thru mask distribution pop-up event in Renton. Click here to read more.
Make your benefits flexible with telemedicine
Telemedicine healthcare plans are often less expensive, more cost-effective and flexible compared to most traditional plans. The association offers three different telemedicine options through our Healthcare Solutions. Shop telemedicine here.
Are you paying too much for business insurance?
Both the Baymont Inn/Super 8 and The Margent Corp. report they are receiving much lower rates on their business insurance, after switching to the association’s business insurance program. The Margent Corp. told us they saved as much as 20% compared to their previous company. Compare against your current program here.
[Webinar] Get the latest information on the coronavirus delta variant
This webinar from our partners at UnitedHealthcare will provide expert insights and answers to new pressing questions about the delta variant, including:
- Is the delta variant more serious?
- Are vaccines offering durable protection?
- Are there other factors contributing to rising case counts?
- What else can employers do to keep their workforce healthy?
Join us at 10 a.m. PDT on Aug. 12. Register here.
[Replay] CEO Podcast: 3 things you can do to change the culture of your workplace
Don’t miss this month’s CEO Podcast, when President and CEO Anthony Anton and Chris Jenson of Table Group discuss the book, “The Truth about Employee Engagement,” and three things you can do right now to help change the culture of your workplace. Watch the replay.
In case you missed it
- Current coronavirus guidance and requirements
- Food delivery disruptions may affect your business
- [Members only] Webinar replay on service charge disclosures
- What you need to know for wildfire season
- [Toolkit] Vaccination and mask policies for employers
- [Toolkit] Back to work
- [Toolkit] How to use ESD’s SharedWork program to get your employees back to work
- For hotel events, what COVID safety practices will stick? (RestaurantHospitality.com)
- ‘We’re doing the best we can.’ Seattle restaurants are feeling the pressure as COVID cases on the rise again (KUOW)
- ‘We can’t take another blow’: Some restaurants may not survive renewed mask mandates (Washington Post)
- Leisure travel this summer puts hotel market on path to recovery, but rebound far from even (Puget Sound Business Journal)
- Push continues for more Restaurant Revitalization Fund money as advocates warn of closures (Puget Sound Business Journal)