Free PPE for King County restaurant workers
Free PPE for King County restaurant workers

King County is distributing free PPE masks and sanitizing wipes to county restaurant workers. Restaurant representatives are invited to attend a drive-thru mask distribution pop-up event in Renton. The county will provide each restaurant worker 10 KN90 masks, 10 cloth...

CDC issues new masking recommendations
CDC issues new masking recommendations

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new masking guidance this week due to the increasing spread of the coronavirus delta variant. The CDC now recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in indoor public settings in areas with substantial or...

How to find mental health services in your area
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
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.