Avoid being overtaxed for your property this year

There are special considerations for property owners affected by the coronavirus pandemic that help you pay less property tax. Claims for reduced assessments due to loss of value on declared disaster areas are common, but can be complex.  

The definitive guide to PPP forgiveness
The definitive guide to PPP forgiveness

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. 

Service charge lawsuits on the rise: The HERO Manual is a vital resource 

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.  

How to report a claimant for violating unemployment requirements

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.

Industry job boards

Online job boards for hospitality employers looking for team members – and for workers looking for jobs.

Eviction moratorium bill reaches governor’s desk in an improved form
Eviction moratorium bill reaches governor’s desk in an improved form

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...

Restaurant Revitalization Fund:  What you need to know
Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What you need to know

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND UPDATES FAQ on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (National Restaurant Association - PDF Updated April 9) FAQ on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (National Restaurant Association -Online) Restaurant Revitalization Fund: What you need...