Back to school: New teen labor resources

The school year is back in full swing. As we look to find new ways to overcome our labor shortage, many operators are turning to a demographic that hasn’t received as much attention from the industry in recent years – teenagers. This toolkit has the resources you need to keep you up-to-date with Washington’s rules and regulations for teenage employees.

CEO Podcast – Back to School: Teen Labor

Anthony sits down with Superintendent Chris Reykdal from OSPI and Reed Simock from Labor & Industries to discuss hiring teen workers.

Sponsored by Healthcare Solutions.

Last call to apply for your Working Washington grant

The Working Washington 5 grant application window closes on Friday, Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. Businesses that have been impacted by the pandemic and meet other eligibility requirements could receive up to $75,000 in relief. Find everything you need to apply in our Financial Relief toolkit.

National Food Safety Month week 2: Food managers

Take a closer look at the role that restaurant and foodservice managers have in promoting a safe environment for their customers through self-inspection and risk mitigation. By learning what to look for in health inspections, managers can run regular assessments and make preparation a part of their staff’s regular routine.

5 things you need to know about California’s FAST Act

The FAST Act signed into law in California this week creates a first-in-the-nation Fast Food Council. This new council will have regulatory authority to establish labor rules around wages, training, and health and safety standards for large counter-service chain restaurants. Could a similar law be adopted in Washington?

National News

Take action: Help us lower credit card swipe fees

The bipartisan “Credit Card Competition Act of 2022” will bring competition to the credit card network routing market. It would require credit cards to operate on more than one network option to route financial data, which is already required with debit card transactions.

Please urge Congress to support the “Credit Card Competition Act of 2022.”

Local News

ICYMI: SRA September meeting recap

Be sure to check out the presentation highlights and resources from Ryan Jones with Fisher Phillips that will help you better navigate the legal waters around service charges and tip pooling. We also discussed how to effectively utilize different third-party POS and other systems for cost savings and other analyses.

SHA golf tournament is back!

Sign up today for the 25th Annual Seattle Hotel Association Golf Tournament on Sept. 29 at the Golf Club at Redmond Ridge. The tournament includes a round of golf with power carts, meals, beverage tickets and prizes!

Free sanitizer

Representatives from King County will host another event to distribute disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer gel to restaurant and foodservice workers.

When: Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Navos Parking Lot, 2600 SW Holden St. Seattle, WA 98126

Hospitality Solutions

Get a headstart on health care season

The association has negotiated a myriad of healthcare options to obtain the best value for the best rate. Some of the more popular items include:

Save at least 35% on payroll technology

Imagine how much time in your day you would save by automating payroll tasks such as automatically garnishing wages or receiving notifications when issues or errors are detected.

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Food Safety Month week 1: Food handlers

The National Restaurant Association is highlighting food safety at every level during National Food Safety Month. Last week, we started the month off with the most essential restaurant employees—food handlers. Learn more about the critical role food handlers have in keeping food safe and find a refresher course in basic food safety.