Washington will follow federal vaccine requirements for employers
Washington will follow federal vaccine requirements for employers

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today Washington state will follow the employer vaccine mandate  unveiled earlier this month by President Biden once that policy completes judicial review. [Webinar registration: Ask a Lawyer: What the new vaccine requirements mean for you]...

Employers revisiting teen workforce to address labor shortage
Employers revisiting teen workforce to address labor shortage

The current workforce shortage is forcing many in the hospitality industry to rethink their approach to staffing. Even with Washington state fully reopened, it could take a years for hospitality businesses to hire and retain enough staff to meet demand. So how do businesses overcome these challenges? The answer to that question will look different for every employer. But nearly all employers will likely need to expand their applicant pool to attract new employees.

Toolkit — Restaurant Revitalization Fund
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.

New guest vaccine requirement coming in King County
New guest vaccine requirement coming in King County

UPDATED 9.17.21 to include the full statement from Anthony Anton, President and CEO of the Washington Hospitality Association and provide more context around the advocacy efforts of the association's government affairs team. King County officials announced today they...

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...

Vaccine verification requirements developing in King County
Vaccine verification requirements developing in King County

King County is exploring a possible vaccine verification requirement for hospitality businesses and other public-facing establishments and venues. The policy would be like those enacted in other major cities like New York City and San Francisco.  The policy would go...