This guide follows a webinar presented by the Washington Hospitality Association and the Small Business Administration (SBA). You can see the full video here or use the links and descriptions below to find the information that is most useful to you.
The rules surrounding service charge disclosures are relevant right now as stories surface of class-action lawsuits impacting hospitality businesses around the country. Knowing your state requirements and how they go beyond the federal law is important knowledge for any operator.
The most recent data shows the unemployment rate in Washington state is falling and changes to the state unemployment system should help bring more people into the workforce. On July 4, rules that require claimants to actively search for jobs returned to the state’s unemployment system. The ESD has a form you can fill to report claimants in violation of current work search requirements.
Timeline of closures, occupancy limits and restrictions in Washington state during the Coronavirus pandemic. Especially useful for restaurants applying for ERTC credits.
Online job boards for hospitality employers looking for team members – and for workers looking for jobs.
In March 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee issued an emergency proclamation to protect tenants from being evicted during the pandemic. While intending to support individuals who had been temporarily impacted economically by the state of emergency, the proclamation also affected...
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