Riding out the storm: How planning and communication get your hospitality business snow-weather ready

December is the official start of winter and that means snow and windstorms are coming, sending Washington restaurant owners into a scramble when entire crews call out and sending hotel general managers into overtime changing beds and supporting guests with limited-service stayovers.

In addition to reminding employees that Washington state’s paid sick leave cannot be taken because of inclement weather or snow (but in the city of Tacoma it can), below is a roundup of best practices, a Q&A, sample policy and more so you can prepare today.