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Toolkit — Restaurant Revitalization Fund
Updated 8/30/21: While the RRF has officially closed, multiple bills to replenish the fund by up to $60 billion are being debated in Congress right now. You can click here to tell Congress to replenish these badly needed funds.
How to find mental health services in your area
By all accounts, it’s been a very difficult year and a half. You and your fellow business owners are people who have worked hard and sacrificed to achieve their dreams. There are long-term emotional effects of this economic slowdown the pandemic caused – loyal...
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.
Culture and staff engagement
By Andy Cook, Harbor Foodservice Restaurant Consultant Group People don’t leave jobs, they leave bosses. A 2019 cross-industry workplace study learned that 94% of responders stay longer in jobs where they feel recognized, valued, and invested. Turnover is expensive,...
Industry job boards
Online job boards for hospitality employers looking for team members – and for workers looking for jobs.
Eviction moratorium ends for lodging operators
Hotels and motels may proceed with removing guests starting July 1.
Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the current eviction moratorium that has been in place for more than a year will come to an end on June 30. In its place will be a new eviction moratorium “bridge” that will go into effect July 1 through Sept. 30. The bridge is...