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Four Things Every Restaurant Owner Should know about Wage & Hour Collective and Class Actions   By: Scott A. Mirsky Practice Area: Employment Law Paley Rothman’s Employment Law Group has extensive experience with wage and hour compliance issues and can assist restaurants and restaurant chains with both preventive measures and defending against single-plaintiff and collective  or class action wage and hour lawsuits.  ---- While the thought of being sued by a single worker for unpaid wages is enough to give most restaurant owner’s heartburn, the...
Shared content from the National Restaurant Association   The IRS is warning small businesses about “improper” claims for the employee retention tax credit (ERTC). As you know, restaurants were uniquely qualified for the Covid-related ERTC due to partial closure orders and/or revenue declines in 2020 and three calendar quarters of 2021. However, the IRS is reporting that some third-party companies are offering bad advice to small businesses regarding eligibility or the estimated value of the ERTC.   We urge members to closely review the below information, our...
DC Cocktail Week 2022 Registration Now Open!   DC Cocktail Week, returning Monday, November 28 through Sunday, December 4, 2022, celebrates cocktail culture across the Metropolitan region featuring tasty cocktails paired with delicious bites for one price. We invite you to be part of this spirited promotion highlighting your cocktail program, and you can opt-in to spotlight your restaurant through a unique experience or custom event to engage diners and fuel their cocktail and mocktail interests through your exclusive cocktail culture experience.    All participating...
Did you know that restaurant and hotel workers are ranked number one among the top ten most addiction-prone careers? More than 19% of employees reported illicit drug use or alcohol abuse within the past 30 days, according to The Arbor Behavioral Healthcare. National Capital Treatment & Recovery is a nonprofit behavioral health care organization specializing in the treatment and prevention of substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, serving adults in the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region since 1962. Our staff is available to educate, inform and support businesses by...
DON’T MISS THIS WORKFORCE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY! The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Education Foundation (RAMW-EF), known as Educated Eats, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the restaurant and foodservice industry as a career of unlimited opportunity. Named for a lifelong educator and chef who played a pivotal role in founding the education foundation, Frans Hagen scholarships of up to $5,000 are available to individuals who are exploring a career in foodservice and for those who demonstrate an interest in continuing education in the restaurant...
President and CEO, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is seeking a charismatic, proactive and innovative President and CEO who has the passion and vision to lead the organization into the future. Building on the strength and success of the organization, the individual will navigate the shifting marketplace dynamics while increasing the impact that RAMW has on behalf of its members. In partnership with the Association and Foundation Boards and staff, the President and CEO is responsible for executing and developing a...
DON’T MISS THIS WORKFORCE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY! The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington Education Foundation (RAMW-EF), known as Educated Eats, is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the restaurant and foodservice industry as a career of unlimited opportunity. Named for a lifelong educator and chef who played a pivotal role in founding the education foundation, Frans Hagen scholarships of up to $5,000 are available to individuals who are exploring a career in foodservice and for those who demonstrate an interest in continuing education in the restaurant...
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Written by John Thomas, Director of Health and Wellness at Imperial Dade Imperial Dade is the leading North American distributor of foodservice packaging, sanitation supplies, dish machines, and cleaning equipment. We have been serving the restaurant and hospitality marketplace since 1935. Put our experts to work for you! ---- Do no harm is a basic tenet of medicine.  Although the goal is always to treat disease and alleviate suffering, a physician must always try to protect the patient from any further injury.  Likewise in the food service industry. ...
Business Strategy Reminder! Health Views for Business - September 27th Don't forget! The next session in the Health Views for Business series, Managing Cancer Care in the Workplace, takes place on September 27. Register here to find out how encouraging preventive cancer care can not only have an impact on employees, but also have a positive impact on businesses.   Employer Tools & Resources Support Your Total Health With Our Add-On Care Options Kaiser Permanente members have access to a broad range of care options. Take a look at our More...
This September, join ServSafe in celebrating National Food Safety Month. Each week, ServSafe will deliver new content highlighting the different roles each of your restaurant’s team members have in practicing exceptional food safety. A safe restaurant environment can only be achieved when employees at every level understand the importance of food safety and can work together to create a food safety culture. From food handlers to restaurant managers to executive leadership, we will be sharing content, tools, and training tailored to each role. Click here to learn more and...
Dear RAMW Members, We know that your bottom line is always top of mind as you also work hard to support your teams and give guests the best experience you can in a competitive market. Did you know that you could be saving money every month on your electric and natural gas?| RAMW has several key providers who support our industry, and we are excited to introduce you to our new Endorsed Provider, Electric Advisors, Inc. EA is an energy broker who will help you get your natural gas and electricity supply at a competitive rate. Shopping for a...
Maple Leaf Farms was a proud sponsor of the 2022 RAMMY Awards Gala, which honors the accomplishments of the restaurant industry in the greater Washington, DC region. Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), the awards gala is the organization's largest annual fundraiser.   "We were thrilled to sponsor this year's RAMMYS," said Territory Sales Representative Alli Zito. "Maple Leaf Farms supplied duck legs for the Cajun station, duck breast for salads at the steakhouse station, duck wings for the street food station, and duck bacon...
Preventing Heat-Related Illness As temperatures rise in the DMV area, people need to be aware of the dangers of heat-related illnesses. Singh, MD, an internal medicine doctor at Kaiser Permanente, shared with @WJLA viewers how conducting everyday activities in extreme heat can make people’s hearts work much harder and people need to be more cautious in elevated temperatures. Dr. Mettassebia Kanno on the Omicron BA.5 Subvariant As the BA.5 omicron subvariant of COVID-19 appears to evade immunity, people want to better understand how to protect themselves. Mettassebia Kanno, MD, an...
Heat waves can make people sick with heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke. As the DMV has recently experienced a potentially dangerous heat wave, Jason Singh, MD, an internal medicine doctor at Kaiser Permanente, shared with WTOP the warning signs of heat-related illnesses, treatment, and when to call 911.   Kaiser Permanente Unveils LGBTQ-Focused Practice In D.C. Kaiser Permanente has launched Pride Medical at Capitol Hill Medical Center; a new inclusive medical center devoted to meeting the unique health care needs of LGBTQ+ patients. Keith Egan, MD, an internal...
Telehealth has huge potential to transform your employees’ health care — but not all telehealth is created equal. At Kaiser Permanente, telehealth isn’t just used by your employees and their doctors — it’s integrated across our entire care experience. Click here to learn more about telehealth at Kaiser Permanente.   Prince George's County's planning board weigh in on Kaiser’s Largo medical center expansion Kaiser Permanente’s plans to expand its medical center in Largo, MD have been approved by The Prince George’s County Planning...
TransCanWork in partnership with the Human Rights Campaign is excited to be launching "EMPOWER!", our virtual career fair series for the TGI (trans, gender diverse & intersex) job seeking community, on September 22, 2021 in Los Angeles.  "EMPOWER!" will impact 5 Major US Cities total on its 2021-2022 tour including Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia & the Greater D.C. area. Using state-of-the-art career fair platform, Brazen, TGI job seeking talent will be able to connect with inclusive employers like yourself from the safety of their homes. ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             Contact: Avery Meetre, LRA PR avery@lindarothpr.com 202-369-4954   RAMW’s springtime promotion returns March 28 through April 3   WHAT: Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is excited to announce the return of its annual Spring Wine Fling this month. Area restaurants will showcase the diversity and creativity of their wine programs to uncork the spring season. Look for special promotions from restaurants highlighting their spring wines with flights and by-the-glass...
Any business, no matter how small, can create a workplace culture that encourages healthy lifestyles. It involves offering programs that support healthier behaviors, educating employees about health issues, and making health-related objectives part of your corporate policy. Take a look at our tips for creating a culture of health in your workplace.   ----   The restaurant business is rewarding but tough. Operators need a health care plan that works as hard as they do. That’s why RAMW has partnered with USI Insurance Services and Kaiser Permanente to develop a plan...
Showcase your restaurant during the upcoming Spring Wine Fling promotion, running from March 28 - April 3. SWF will showcase the diversity and creativity of your wine programs through offers of flights, wine-by-the-glass, pairing with delicious dishes or other creative wine-centric options that you want to highlight as we celebrate the changing of the seasons.   To participate in the promotion, your restaurant will opt-in to offer specially priced wine by the glass or a wine flight. The price point for either option is determined by you. Your Spring Wine Fling...
Funds Will Support Open and Eligible Restaurants and Small Businesses in Pentagon City, Crystal City and Potomac Yard   ARLINGTON, VA - February 10, 2022 - National Landing Business Improvement District (BID), in coordination with Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), today announced the return of Love Local, a  grant program created in 2021 to provide funding and promotional support for National Landing restaurants and small businesses. The current round of funding of up to $100,000 for this initiative is intended to help small businesses cover pay for workers...
You have an opportunity to improve the health of your employees every day. Making small changes to your workplace and company policies are great ways to start and can have a big impact. Not sure how to get started with a workforce health strategy? Check out our four-step model --- The restaurant business is rewarding but tough. Operators need a health care plan that works as hard as they do. That’s why RAMW has partnered with USI Insurance Services and Kaiser Permanente to develop a plan that is flexible, convenient, and affordable, to help operators with their bottom lines, and...
Creating a culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity (collectively referred to as EID) is complex and challenging. Many companies struggle to take the first step or may be limited by a lack of resources or time. But the journey to a culture that embraces EID and uses it to create healthier, safer and more inclusive work environments can begin with a few simple steps. Read more in our recent joint article with the Baltimore Business Journal. ---- The restaurant business is rewarding but tough. Operators need a health care plan that works as hard as they do. That’s why RAMW has...
Nominations now open for region’s largest foodservice industry awards in milestone year Washington, DC (January 27, 2022)—Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) announced today that the 40th Annual RAMMY Awards will return to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as an in-person event on Sunday, July 24, 2022. The awards return to honor excellence in long standing categories that range from individual professional honors to accolades celebrating culinary concepts and service. ​​Over this milestone year for the association, restaurants have faced relentless...
Join The Next Town Hall! Our next member Town Hall will take place on December 15th at 12:30 pm. This month's session, "A Look Ahead to 2022" will discuss Kaiser Permanente as a leader in the future of medicine. Register here.   Getting Health Plan Costs Under Control Your budget is important to your business. And as health care costs continue to rise, maintaining a competitive benefits package while keeping costs in check is becoming more challenging than ever.   A fresh look at health care At the core, what do you think a health care partner should deliver?...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Avery Meetre, LRA PR avery@lindarothpr.com 202-369-4954   DC Cocktail Week Returns to Area Restaurants with Tantalizing Cocktail and Bite Pairings November 29 - December 5, 2021 Enjoy 10 DC Cocktail Week events including cocktail-making classes, dinners, and a date night package.   Washington, DC (November 22, 2021) - Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington is thrilled to announce the return of DC Cocktail Week from Monday, November 29, to Sunday, December 5, 2021, which also marks the 88th anniversary of Repeal Day....

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