Weekly Update: What does the Supreme Court ruling on health care mean for restaurants?

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More than a week after the Supreme Court has upheld the 2010 health care law’s individual mandate, restaurateurs look to industry insiders to help them navigate through the changes to come. The court called the mandate a tax under Congress’ tax-and-spend authority as cited in the U.S. Constitution. It also ruled that states can choose whether or not to participate in the Medicaid expansion under the law, and the federal government cannot coerce them to participate by threatening to pull the funding for their current Medicaid program if they refuse. So what does this mean for the foodservice industry?
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Does employee performance documentation matter?
Yes! Documentation of employee performance progressive discipline is very important. In unemployment context, good documentation has a dire bearing on the success of your program. Did you know that about 50% of all avoid a losses for most TALX clients occur due to missing or incomplete documentation or a failure to prove misconduct. Read on.

Still time to register for paid sick leave seminar
The WRA, together the the Washington Lodging Association, the Seattle Hotel Association and the Hospitality Human Resources Association, is sponsoring a seminar designed to help businesses prepare for the Sept. 1 compliance deadline for Seattle’s paid sick and safe leave ordinance. Conducted by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, this workshop is tailored to specifically address the unique issues affecting the lodging and food and beverage industries under Seattle’s new paid sick and safe leave (PSSL) ordinance. Register here.
July 17, 2012
Registration & Continental Breakfast and continental breakfast: 7:30 am – 8:00 am
Presentation: 8:00 am – 11:30 am
The offices of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Avenue Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98101

Do your part to support the future of the industry– Golf FORE! Education
Register now to attend the annual Golf FORE! Education event on August 7, and you’ll be supporting ProStart, the WRA Education Foundation’s nationally accredited culinary arts program, taught in high schools throughout the U.S. and Washington state.

Aug. 7, 2012
Washington National Golf Club
14330 SE Husky Way Auburn, WA 98092
Register now!

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